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    electric screwdriver

    I want one for building a PC. what brand/model do you recommend? Low torque for the screws.

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    Re: electric screwdriver

    I think I would feel safer not using an electric screwdriver on electronics.
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    Re: electric screwdriver

    Yea, I think I prefer the old style of screwdriver when I work on computers too...

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    Re: electric screwdriver

    Quote Originally Posted by timh5 View Post
    I want one for building a PC. what brand/model do you recommend? Low torque for the screws.
    The best (Not the cheapest) I have found is the Hitachi DB 10L http://www.hitachipowertools.com/ind...?d=2,307&p=680

    Lightweight, adjustable Torque, Good battery Life, will also work as a drill on light weight stuff. I use it all the time to work on computers, just use common sense and use it where appropriate.
    Last edited by curlysir; 05-04-2011 at 10:03 PM.

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    Re: electric screwdriver

    Quote Originally Posted by curlysir View Post
    The best (Not the cheapest) I have found is the Hitachi DB 10L http://www.hitachipowertools.com/ind...?d=2,307&p=680

    Lightweight, adjustable Torque, Good battery Life, will also work as a drill on light weight stuff. I use it all the time to work on computers, just use common sense and use it where appropriate.
    that's like using a sledge hammer to build a picture frame!

    is the op going to be assembling off the shelf parts or modding? i guess if you're doing modifications something like that would be a good idea.

    i have seen some motorized precision screw drivers around. home depot has a husky branded one that looks like it may work.

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...0&marketID=234

    10 bucks, not bad, seems to have good ratings. seems like it'd work with other precision bits you might already have as well.
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    Re: electric screwdriver

    I had an electric screwdriver that I got for free with something else that I bought from Lowe's. I thought it was pretty cool until it broke a month later. I never got another.


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    Re: electric screwdriver

    http://www.generaltools.com/-500--Co...er_p_1258.html

    I seen this one in a popular mechanics recently.

    Edit: Some info..

    General's Cordless Power Precision Screwdriver is ideal for ultra-delicate applications such as computer and electronics repair, hobbies and crafts.
    The 100+ RPM motor features forward and reverse controls, and the quick-change chuck allows for effortless swapping between 1/8" Slotted, Phillips and Torx bits.
    An ergonomic handle design provides multiple grip positions to accommodate a variety of working situations.

    • Cordless Precision Screwdriver
    • 10+ hours of power
    • 100+ RPM motor with forward and reverse controls
    • Super-torque drive
    • Quick-change chuck
    • Ergonomic design allows for various comfortable grips
    • Precision bit assortment (1/8” drive)
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    #1, #0
    • Slotted:
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    • Torx:
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    Re: electric screwdriver

    I had a look into these a while back. The biggest issue IMO is that most small battery powered screwdrivers most often don't have variable speed and/or torque settings. I prefer variable speed on delicate tasks. Too easy to accidentally leave a driver on the wrong torque setting and strip threads without it.

    Quote Originally Posted by curlysir View Post
    The best (Not the cheapest) I have found is the Hitachi DB 10L http://www.hitachipowertools.com/ind...?d=2,307&p=680

    Lightweight, adjustable Torque, Good battery Life, will also work as a drill on light weight stuff. I use it all the time to work on computers, just use common sense and use it where appropriate.
    A sensible option (IMO the best suggestion so far) - goes right down to 1nM (~9 in/lb) of torque and has variable speed trigger. Definitely better than most of the drivers that I've seen people use or recommend. The Makita FD01W (aka DF030DWE) and Bosch Blue PS20-2A are essentially the same. Another interesting one is the Bosch Blue PS10-2A. But they're all quite heavy for this pupose...

    Bosch, Makita, Hitachi and a few other manufacturers also put out ~3.6V-4V drivers. Much lighter but they tend to lack variable speed. Dremel did have the Dremel Driver, but they've since discontinued it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandito View Post
    that's like using a sledge hammer to build a picture frame!
    Nope. Note that the torque rating is a maximum only and also listed as in/lb, not ft/lb. Nowhere near as powerful as the 14V and 18V drills/drivers you'd be used to seeing.

    Anyway, this is my preference: Stanley Cushion Grip 2pt x 150mm Phillips. Excellent tips.
    Last edited by Mjölnir; 05-27-2011 at 03:14 PM.

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    Re: electric screwdriver



    This wins

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    Re: electric screwdriver

    Quote Originally Posted by no2guncntrl View Post


    This wins
    Agreeed! LOL I totally missed the point when I first read this thread. Saw the pic and thought "what the...?"

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    Re: electric screwdriver

    FYI, the General screwdriver that mpulliam talked about in his post is on sale for half off ($9.98) at Lowes right now.

    http://www.lowes.com/webapp/wcs/stor...ewdriver%20500
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    Re: electric screwdriver

    This what I use works like a charm.

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