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Old 05-18-2019, 03:03 PM   #1
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Does anyone make a decent inline cordless screwdriver? I had one years back and I kinda miss it. I don’t typically use a impact driver
due to the type of work I do, however a stick cordless would be the bomb. I’m finding that arthritis and carpal tunnel are slowing my game.
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Yeah not so much Splatz, I was hoping for battery power.
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Why do you want it to be stick shaped?

Personally, I find gun shaped to be best for everything, even devices and cover plates.

If you specifically don’t want the impact gun, you could get the drill/driver.
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Milwaukee has an M4 screwdriver.



I was going to get one for control panel work but I just use my M12 fuel impacts for everything so I didn't want to have the driver just sit there.
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I was going to get one for control panel work but I just use my M12 fuel impacts for everything so I didn't want to have the driver just sit there.
Exactly, I use my M12 impact for everything. I used it earlier today to install dimmers, including the cover plate screws. I still haven’t stripped a single screw with it yet and it’s been close to 10 years that I’ve been using a 12v impact for devices.
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I have an old white version of this one...use it all the time. Would buy again in a heartbeat. Its actually an impact, but only about 12ftlbs max, so you'd have to try to strip something.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-7...0DSE/203162011
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Why do you want it to be stick shaped?

Personally, I find gun shaped to be best for everything, even devices and cover plates.

If you specifically don’t want the impact gun, you could get the drill/driver.
I've used a 12v Hitachi impact in MCC buckets and combo starters, but it felt awkward and slower, so I went back to a regular screwdriver. Reaching into the back of cabinets is kinda tough sometimes so the stick is my preference. Years back I had a stick Skil that was nice but the batteries are toasted naturally.
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I have an old white version of this one...use it all the time. Would buy again in a heartbeat. Its actually an impact, but only about 12ftlbs max, so you'd have to try to strip something.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-7...0DSE/203162011
Yeah that's what I'm thinking about, but $167.00 is spendy for no more than that.
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I love this Dewalt screwdriver. It senses the movement of your hand and turns the bit accordingly. It's variable speed and reverses automatically. The battery lasts a good long time. (I suggest you buy extra batteries. Long is not forever.) It's small enough to keep in your tool bag. My only complaint is the power switch tends to break. I bought a second one when this first happened so I could send the broken one in for repair (under warranty). I like this tool so much, I couldn't be without it. The second one experienced the same problem (after I had the first one back from the shop) so I sent one in for repair again.
Even with this problem, I recommend this tool.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-8...2N1A/205382906

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I love this Dewalt screwdriver. It senses the movement of your hand and turns the bit accordingly. It's variable speed and reverses automatically. The battery lasts a good long time. (I suggest you buy extra batteries. Long is not forever.) It's small enough to keep in your tool bag. My only complaint is the power switch tends to break. I bought a second one when this first happened so I could send the broken one in for repair (under warranty). I like this tool so much, I couldn't be without it. The second one experienced the same problem (after I had the first one back from the shop) so I sent one in for repair again.
Even with this problem, I recommend this tool.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-8...2N1A/205382906

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Yeah that's what I'm thinking about, but $167.00 is spendy for no more than that.
It is, think I got it clearance for $99......not something I would have gone looking for.

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I love this Dewalt screwdriver. It senses the movement of your hand and turns the bit accordingly. It's variable speed and reverses automatically. The battery lasts a good long time. (I suggest you buy extra batteries. Long is not forever.) It's small enough to keep in your tool bag. My only complaint is the power switch tends to break. I bought a second one when this first happened so I could send the broken one in for repair (under warranty). I like this tool so much, I couldn't be without it. The second one experienced the same problem (after I had the first one back from the shop) so I sent one in for repair again.
Even with this problem, I recommend this tool.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-8...2N1A/205382906
I think this might just be my next one. Gonna keep an eye put for one to try out on the job site. The older I get, the less twisting the better!
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Being a proud caveman I too use a STANLEY YANKEE screwdriver for trimout. Never once have I had to change the battery in it. The ones that I use are 130A or the 135A. I have a 135A here in the computer room and it is 8 1/4" retratced and 11 3/4" extended. That is the basic tool. If you look on ebay you can still find the small ones.
There is one in the basement that belonged to dad I bet it is 24"long extended. He used it hanging doors. It is in the same box as his brace and bits and long Stanley planes.

You can find adaptors that adapt Yankee screwdrivers to the impact rated tools and modern drive points.
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Does anyone make a decent inline cordless screwdriver? I had one years back and I kinda miss it. I don’t typically use a impact driver
due to the type of work I do, however a stick cordless would be the bomb. I’m finding that arthritis and carpal tunnel are slowing my game.
A good portion of the time I use the DeWalt 7.2v and love it, good screwdriver.

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I love this Dewalt screwdriver. It senses the movement of your hand and turns the bit accordingly. It's variable speed and reverses automatically. The battery lasts a good long time. (I suggest you buy extra batteries. Long is not forever.) It's small enough to keep in your tool bag. My only complaint is the power switch tends to break. I bought a second one when this first happened so I could send the broken one in for repair (under warranty). I like this tool so much, I couldn't be without it. The second one experienced the same problem (after I had the first one back from the shop) so I sent one in for repair again.
Even with this problem, I recommend this tool.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-8...2N1A/205382906
Well a bit of an update here, I bought the DeWalt here and it's been a mixed bag. It has the shape I like, but the gyro control isn't as easy to control as I would like. I'm going to keep it and maybe I'll get comfortable with the control on it.
I miss my old Skil stick.
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Well a bit of an update here, I bought the DeWalt here and it's been a mixed bag. It has the shape I like, but the gyro control isn't as easy to control as I would like. I'm going to keep it and maybe I'll get comfortable with the control on it.
I miss my old Skil stick.
Takes practice. I was on the fence at first but after putting in 100 furniture whips and covers I got really good at it lol
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Well a bit of an update here, I bought the DeWalt here and it's been a mixed bag. It has the shape I like, but the gyro control isn't as easy to control as I would like. I'm going to keep it and maybe I'll get comfortable with the control on it.
I miss my old Skil stick.
Tried it in a store and hated it.

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Go with a low voltage pistol screwdriver.

They are IDEAL for trimming out.

They don't over-torque.
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Go with a low voltage pistol screwdriver.

They are IDEAL for trimming out.

They don't over-torque.
Seeing as I don't do residential or much commercial, trimming out isn't something I do much of. In my little world I prefer a stick shape for combo units and MCC buckets. Just saying.
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