How to choose a cordless screwdriver

Everyone should own some basic tools and keep them at their home to be able to fix something in a pinch. One of these tools is definitely a screwdriver. But what’s better than a regular manual screwdriver? A cordless one.

A cordless screwdriver is used to insert and remove screws just like a normal screwdriver. Cordless screwdrivers are an innovative tool that is battery-powered and can do the job much faster and more efficiently. They are a must for people who regularly perform various construction tasks around the house. Some of the stronger cordless screwdrivers can even act as a drill.

There are also some corded electric screwdrivers available but their cordless countertops are much more popular. Cordless screwdrivers are portable and can be used anywhere, even in places where there is no power socket. Additionally, the risk of suffering from electric shock is also gone.

What to consider when buying a cordless screwdriver?

Speed

Check the screwdriver’s speed before you buy it. It is best if the screwdriver can operate at various speeds so that it can be used for different tasks. Lower speeds are used for driving into softer materials like board pieces. Cordless screwdrivers usually run from 300 RPM (Rotation Per Minute) to 800 RPM.

Battery

The better the battery, the longer amount of time it can be used continuously which is a good thing. However, a bigger battery often requires more time to be fully charged so keep that in mind.

Size and weight

If you are going to be using the cordless screwdriver a lot it might be worth considering buying something more lightweight. Holding a heavy tool for a long time can be very taxing and make your hands and arms hurt more than necessary. A smaller screwdriver usually means less power though so it might be useless during tougher construction jobs. It all depends on how you plan on using your cordless screwdriver.

What brands are best?

Due to their rising popularity, many makers release their own models of cordless screwdrivers. Some of the more commonly known are Dewalt, Bosch, or Worx. Another brand worth mentioning is Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is a renowned maker of heavy-duty power tools. Their history spans almost a hundred years and they produce a variety of tools from drills, saws, and hammers to cordless screwdrivers.

They have many models suitable for every need. Their 6545-6 model is probably one of the most compact cordless screwdrivers on the market. It has two speed settings (with reversing) and a swivel handle for comfortable use. It weighs only 14 ounces so it can be easily carried together with a toolbox full of other tools. Because of its small size, it is a good choice for working in cramped spaces. The 2401-20 model on the other hand has adjustable speed, giving the user the choice from 0 to 500 RPM. It weighs around 2 pounds so it should still be lightweight enough for most while providing a lot of versatility and more power. It has LED lights that show how much battery is left.

If you’re looking for your next addition to the toolbox, a Milwaukee cordless screwdriver is a good place to start.