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#69739 - 09/17/06 08:43 PM Cordless screwdriver  
leespark  Offline
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I read an article in this months Fine Homebuilding giving this tool good reviews.
http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-PS10-2-...1_6/103-6497834-3831046?ie=UTF8&s=hi

It seems like a great tool for things such as mounting recessed lights or driving 6-32's into a plastic box over and over without having to lug my 18 volt Panasonic around.

Has anyone used a tool like this? There is another version like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-PS20-2-...=pd_sim_hi_1/103-6497834-3831046?ie=UTF8

but the right angle feature seems pretty cool.


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#69740 - 09/17/06 09:05 PM Re: Cordless screwdriver  
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I have this one it works great http://www.amazon.com/Metabo-600063...f=pd_rhf_f_2/102-9196830-7038551?ie=UTF8
Metabo PowerMaxx Plus


#69741 - 09/17/06 09:41 PM Re: Cordless screwdriver  
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A buddy of mine has a Ryobi pocket drill that I've used several times. It's a lot like the one nov posted only it doesn't have the advantage of a clutch.

My only complaint is that it couldn't deliver the torque I prefer. I could always tighten the device screws more by hand than the pocket-drill could manage. However, given the option of devicing by hand or with a pocket-drill, the drill wins no-contest.

-John


#69742 - 09/17/06 10:13 PM Re: Cordless screwdriver  
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lee, I inherited a low cost Black & Decker electric screwdriver. I never thought I'd use a tool like that, even scoffed at the idea. Well one day I was driving #8's into those plastic ceiling boxes where they are so tight you think your arm will fall off and you still have a whole house to trim out. So I went out to the truck and grabbed it and lo and behold it made the job a TON easier. The B&D doesn't last long on batteries so I decided to buy a better one. Well all the good ones I saw at Big Orange had the pistol grip style which is too big for my tool pouch, might as well use a drill! Then I saw the Bosch in your post tonight, which I will be ordering.

Thanks for finding it, and yes, a tool like that is great for trim out. Might try it on ceiling fans next.


#69743 - 09/18/06 12:58 AM Re: Cordless screwdriver  
Larry Fine  Offline
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We have 3 of these, and love them! 2-speeds, adjustable clutch, simple fwd-rev switch, quick 3-angle changing, and a built-in LED worklight to boot. Oh, let's not forget the nifty pop-out 5' tape measure (but some newer ones don't include the tape).

I'll often start screws in low-speed to minimize cross-threading, plus more torque for starting self-tapping screws and device screws into plastic box ears, switch to high-speed for most of the screw, and back to low for tightening, all without releasing the trigger.


Duh! How about if I include the pic!

[Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Larry Fine (edited 09-18-2006).]


Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
fineelectricco.com

#69744 - 09/18/06 06:07 AM Re: Cordless screwdriver  
walrus  Offline
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I have a 7.2 volt Dewalt that works well. It will drive a 3" sheet rock screw no problem although I doubt its made for that [Linked Image] http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/tool_detail.asp?productID=2739


#69745 - 09/18/06 06:55 PM Re: Cordless screwdriver  
deverson  Offline
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Mosinee, WI USA
I bought one of the Bosch cordless screwdrivers at work and after a week of using it for everything I bought one for home. IMHO this is one of the best tools for this trade. I sold hardware for 6 years and have worked in the trade for 28 years. This thing rocks!!!
Dave


#69746 - 09/18/06 08:41 PM Re: Cordless screwdriver  
renosteinke  Offline
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I wonder how they stack up to the "Yankee" screwdriver...


#69747 - 09/20/06 05:22 PM Re: Cordless screwdriver  
classicsat  Offline
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I use an older 7.2V (formerly 4.8V) cordless drill for screws.


#69748 - 09/20/06 05:40 PM Re: Cordless screwdriver  
Mash  Offline
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I found the bosch to break the nylon gear inside very easily. Great tool while it works, the one at work lasted for only a short time got repaired and failed again. I also bought one for home after thinking they were great only to have it fail in the same manner, wont be bying another bosch. The electric bosch drill burned out at work also where the dewalt battery drill finished the job. I used to think bosch was good but am now thinking they may be building down to a cost rather than up to a quality.


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