Best Screwdriver?

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  1. MrBob

    MrBob Out there

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    I'd like to get a cordless screwdriver. I already have two cordless drills.
    I"m back to working full time as a carpenter and have multiple uses for a compact cordless screwdriver I can slip into my tool belt.
    Here's an example, though I'd need some convincing before I'd buy a B&D tool for commercial use.

    http://www.toolbarn.com/blackdecker

    What's worked well for you guys?
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  2. thetable

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    For some reason, they keep buying the cordless screw drivers at work; we've been through a half dozen brands and they have all been junk. Slower and less torque than just pulling screws with a traditional screw driver. If I'm dealing with enough screws to want power, I'll grab a drill.
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  3. GreaseMonkey

    GreaseMonkey Preshrunk & Cottony

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    The best cordless screwdriver I had was a makita 4.8V cordless drill, if you are installing screws into pre drilled holes or machine screws into threaded fittings. As with the above poster, I have not had good experiences with any "cordless screwdriver", I have always found cordless drills to be stronger and faster. For things like drywall screws a regular drill or screwgun is about the best thing I have found, and if you are removing and reinstalling a zillion screws on access panels a small 3.6-7.2V drill is both handy and fast.
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  4. MrBob

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    I should add that I'd be using this tool to sink screws in pre-drilled holes, nothing real heavy duty.
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  5. beewerks

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    We have about 5 Bosch PS20 12 volt drivers here at work. They are all about 3 years old and get tons of abuse. The battery life is great, even after 3 years, lots of power, and they are very well built and light weight. I'd highly recommend them.
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  7. rgoers

    rgoers Been here awhile

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    Milwaukee M12 series!!! I've had one go off a 2-story roof onto pavement, and still come up working. Good power, lightweight, very long lasting, built-in battery readout so you know when it's time to recharge (before it dies).
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  8. TeneRay

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    Grey Goose and Tropicana usually make a good Screwdriver....
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  9. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    I also own one, and use it extensively on motorcycles. Super tool. Using socket drivers, it does almost everything I used to do with T-handles.

    http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-2401-22-12-Volt-Li-Ion-Compact/dp/B000WI9CIG
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  10. MrBob

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  11. threadkiller

    threadkiller Semi-feral Pappy

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    Yankee screwdriver FTW!
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  12. redprimo

    redprimo Been here awhile

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    +1 for the original cordless driver.
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  13. MrBob

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    I've had one for more than 35 years - BTDT.
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  14. threadkiller

    threadkiller Semi-feral Pappy

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    Well, you DO need to be smarter than the tool...

    I've done thousands of electrical trimouts with a Klein yankee screwdriver. Nothing beats it.
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