Makita DF001DW 3.6V Li-ion Screwdriver Supplied with an 18 Piece Bit Set in a Carry Case
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Electric screwdrivers fall into three camps – pistol grip screwdrivers that give you more stability and grip, straight-handled screwdrivers that can fit into the tightest spaces, and those that convert from a straight handle to a pistol grip to give you the best of both worlds. Getting the Most out of your Electric Screwdriver FFX are proud to offer a range of products from Makita, the foremost manufacturer of power tools in the world. With close to 100 years experience, their products are lauded the world over for both their performance and quality. Innovation : Key to Makita's vision is the constant strive for innovation in their technology and their products. From their safety solutions like AVT and dust extraction, through to their Lithium-Ion battery and chargers technology, Makita is at the forefront for new ideas. This is all down to their dedicated research and development centre in Japan, where engineers work hard to constantly improve their products in all aspects, from power consumption through to ergonomic design and function. Battery power, capacity and charge time between use are the most important considerations when choosing a cordless screwdriver. Some electric screwdrivers come with a USB charger too. The battery power is directly proportional to the maximum torque the cordless screwdriver can generate.
Electric screwdrivers are as easy to use as manual screwdrivers, but there are a few things you can do to make your life even easier. Drilling a pilot hole is essential when you’re working with hard or brittle materials, it makes screws easier to drive and helps to avoid splitting the workpiece.Key specs – Power: 4V; Speeds: 1; Max speeds: 230rpm; Max torque: 3Nm; Battery: 1,500mAh lithium-ion; Charger: Proprietary 4.2V; Accessories: 6 bits, removable screw holder; Weight: 500g However, the WX240 really comes into its own if you’re working in cramped spaces, or doing fiddly jobs where a larger cordless driver with more of a pistol grip might get in the way. I used both the WX240 and the Bosch IXO to assemble a PC inside a new case, and while the Bosch was fine for removing external case screws, the Worx was a lot more usable inside the case and for getting screws into the motherboard. It charges in under 90 minutes over a USB-C cable, and will happily last for around 35 to 45 minutes of work. For bigger screws on DIY jobs, you might want something with a little more power and torque; but if you need something that feels and works more like a manual screwdriver, this is the one to buy. Controls are usually kept simple. The more powerful cordless screwdrivers and drill-drivers will have some form of speed control, but most will have a single speed, forward and reverse gears, and a trigger to squeeze when it’s time to start screwing. Most models now also have some kind of built-in torch function, so you can see what you’re doing in dark corners. How about charging?
This Makita Electric Screwdriverhas a slightly different profile to the products previously discussed, with a long but comfortable soft-grip handle. The handle can be pivoted from pistol grip to inline allowing easier access when working in confined spaces. The LED light is helpful in this scenario too. The powerful motor can deliver a torque of 4 Nm and generate up to 220 rpm. It’s more than capable of providing all your screwdriving needs in the home and garden. The kit includes a micro-USB type adaptor, a USB micro charging cable and a massive 81-piece bit set in a sturdy storage case.First off, this is one of the best electric screwdriver kits out there because it includes an offset and right-angle adapter. They’re not things we’d normally splash out on, but when you need to get at that screw, nothing else will get the job done. You’ll be grateful they included it, trust us. As with most drill-drivers, the battery is a separate unit that slides onto the bottom of the handle. It’s charged by its own charger and can take up to six hours to charge. This and the sheer size means it’s not as convenient a tool for basic household DIY, but it’s a brilliant and affordable option when you have something more ambitious in mind.