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Old 10-26-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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Im trying to decide if its really worth it to get a power driver like the DB3DL 3.6V Lithium Ion Screwdriver, so anyone that would like to share their opinion on power drivers please chime in. Also if you would like to recommend one to me that would be great also.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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I have recently added the sears version with the adjustable clutch and like it. It makes quick work out of tearing down the car for quick repairs or maintanance.

I got some of the eds tips and they seem to work well. I dont use it on engine screws or to torque easily stripped parts. I use hand tools to start and final torque and havent had a problem.

The adjustable clutch allows you some security. Do one diff and you will never go back..
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Im trying to decide if its really worth it to get a power driver like the DB3DL 3.6V Lithium Ion Screwdriver, so anyone that would like to share their opinion on power drivers please chime in. Also if you would like to recommend one to me that would be great also.
you will be amazed at the difference once you switch from an el' cheapo to the hitachi

it almost makes wrenchin' enjoyable , well not really
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+1 much easier to do everything with a power tool. I got mine at Costco for $20
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:04 PM   #5
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+1 much easier to do everything with a power tool. I got mine at Costco for $20
The same one? or a different one? Also how do you like it?


And to everyone else i currently just use hand-held dynamite hexes and was going to upgrade to some Hudy hexes but than i thought i might explore the power driver path.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:37 PM   #6
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People still only use hand tools? Wow, that makes my hands hurt just thinking about it. Life is real good with power tools.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:46 PM   #7
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Make a trip to harbor freight there is a 4.8 volt one for like 8 bucks. Charge it in the morning and will last a whole car build. Mine is still works good as new and is 3 years old.
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I use this one from Skill. It doesn't have a clutch, but really isn't needed unless you don't pay attention while wrenching. Works awesome, and holds a great charge. I can make it through a race day without thinking once of charging it.

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the db3dl is one of the best things i've spent my money on honestly.
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Where do they have the best price on the DB3DL? Also what bits do you guys use?

Edit: Hudy bits look nice, and surprisingly not RIDICLOUSLY expensive.
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i got mine on amazon for 50 bucks, free shipping, no tax a few months ago. that was the best price i saw at that time.

here's one on ebay for 50 bucks shipped also.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hitachi-DB3DL-3-...item3a524755fe
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i got mine on amazon for 50 bucks, free shipping, no tax a few months ago. that was the best price i saw at that time.

here's one on ebay for 50 bucks shipped also.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hitachi-DB3DL-3-...item3a524755fe
+1 on 50 bucks on Amazon. The hitachi driver is the best. It does not overpower the little screws and has a cool adj clutch that works very well. The battery lasts forever and takes about 30 min or so to charge. It holds its charge forever and is has a light on the end. Very good driver. I have been using it for about a year and its still going strong.
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I've always wondered this, where is the power trigger/switch on the hitachi? It doesn't appear to have a trigger like most.
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http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardw...atalogId=10053

my wife bought me this ryobi, I thought it was alot more expensive than what it was, well it preforms like an expensive mini driver. Best thing is it has a clutch, and it's made for the ofna style hex bits. it's made wrenching on my car a breeze!
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If you can swing $100.00 plus tax this is hands down the best RC tool I own


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