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Old 10-06-2022, 10:30 AM
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Default Cordless screwdriver choice

Iím looking for recommendations. Plenty of choices and wanted to see what folks liked. Smaller size and clutch is preferred.
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:51 AM
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Depends on what you're looking for. Many choices.

I'm heavily invested in the Milwaukee infrastructure, both 12 and 18 volt, so started there. I've had various of the little handheld folding screwdrivers but never found one I liked and didn't care for the requirement that I use only bits suitable for a 1/4 inch spring chuck. Ended up going with the 12 volt Milwaukee 3/8 inch drill/driver. Great clutch, small and easy to use, plenty of power and very flexible in terms of what I can use. Makes all those smaller ones feel like a toy and harder to use. I use it for both drill and screwdriver. It has suffered horrible abuse but continues to work great.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=milwaukee...cceptance_2_48
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:56 AM
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Default This, definitely this!

Love this screwdriver.



https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCF680...713200461&th=1
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Old 10-06-2022, 11:04 AM
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That's the one I have....can't remember paying that much....

The variable speed gyro is a real benefit. And the clutch (torque release) is well designed.
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Old 10-06-2022, 11:05 AM
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Plus one for Milwaukee. I have this one and am very happy with it. I prefer the pistol grip.

I also have a Milwaukee 1/4 inch drive cordless ratchet that uses the same battery. Both are go-to tools when working on the airplane.
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Old 10-06-2022, 11:50 AM
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I don't think I could survive anymore without my inline screwdriver: https://www.dewalt.com/product/dcf68...ver?tid=578601

I'm sure the other brands have similar but I'm already big into Dewalt...
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Old 10-06-2022, 12:28 PM
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So, I have to ask. What are the advantages to one of these vs a regular 18V drill with a screwdriver bit?
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Old 10-06-2022, 12:38 PM
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So, I have to ask. What are the advantages to one of these vs a regular 18V drill with a screwdriver bit?
Weight. When you have to match drill 2k holes on a wing, every fraction of an ounce counts.

smaller size also allows you to get into tight places. again, every fraction of an inch counts
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I have an 18V Makita. Have to admit it is pretty heavy and big.
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Old 10-06-2022, 02:25 PM
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Snap On:
https://www.snapon.com/Industrial-Ce...s-Screwdrivers
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