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iluvmud 12-10-2017 01:47 PM

Best palm electric screwdriver out there.
 
Hey guys, so Im in the market for one of those Skil 4V palm screwdrivers but then started seeing reviews that there are others out there that are better but of course with no mention of them.... so What are you guys using for a cheap lower torque electric screwdriver?

The one Im looking at buying (wine opener is a good selling point to get the wife off my back).

https://www.amazon.com/2354-10-Power...ywords=skil+4v

Thanks,
MUD

EbbTide 12-10-2017 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by iluvmud (Post 15100281)
Hey guys, so Im in the market for one of those Skil 4V palm screwdrivers but then started seeing reviews that there are others out there that are better but of course with no mention of them.... so What are you guys using for a cheap lower torque electric screwdriver?

The one Im looking at buying (wine opener is a good selling point to get the wife off my back).

https://www.amazon.com/2354-10-Power...ywords=skil+4v

Thanks,
MUD

I use the older version of this and it's still kicking after a couple years :)

https://www.amazon.com/Ryobi-HP44L-L...rds=ryobi+tek4

disaster999 12-10-2017 04:40 PM

A lot of ppl use Bosch on the track. They mainly use a 7mm hex socket and use it to sauce, and clean their tires or remove the wheel

iluvmud 12-10-2017 08:06 PM

I'm looking to use on my home office work bench when working on cars.... my 18V Makita gun is too bulky and loud to be using in the house... not too mention too much torque when building my vintage Tamiyas (even on the 1 setting).

If that helps with suggestions. :)

trigger 12-10-2017 10:19 PM

Great price and quality.
https://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-DB3DL...cordless+drill

billdelong 12-11-2017 05:29 AM


Originally Posted by iluvmud (Post 15100281)
Hey guys, so Im in the market for one of those Skil 4V palm screwdrivers but then started seeing reviews that there are others out there that are better but of course with no mention of them.... so What are you guys using for a cheap lower torque electric screwdriver?

The one Im looking at buying (wine opener is a good selling point to get the wife off my back).

https://www.amazon.com/2354-10-Power...ywords=skil+4v

Thanks,
MUD

Absolutely love this setup... with 2 batteries I never have to worry when one drains... which can take weeks... the clutch is perfect for soft plastics too... never strip any threads and high speed setting is very quick and efficient for fast rebuilds

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004Y...th+2+batteries

nitrousdave 12-11-2017 05:44 AM

I like this Black and Decker one: https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-...r+drill+driver

It's not the speediest thing in the world but I think that's a good thing for rc cars. The clutch has a range that's good for screws or wheel nuts.

1/8 IC Fan 12-11-2017 05:49 AM

I love my Dewalt DCF680, seems to run forever. 8V MAX* Gyroscopic Screwdriver 1 Battery Kit - DCF680N1 | DEWALT

Roelof 12-11-2017 07:32 AM

I just have a home brand one from my local hardware shop, it works fine for me. If it needs a new battery I better can by a new machine.

And I have this with it so I can use it as a dril:

http://cdn1.grizzly.com/pics/jpeg500...5f1b6aaeec.jpg

Or something like this:

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1ziCnI...l-Bits-Set.jpg

iluvmud 12-11-2017 11:42 AM

Broke down and bought this... really wanted a clutch on it and like said previously... its cheap enough that if it breaks I can easily replace it

https://www.homedepot.com/p/WEN-3-6-...9036/203812114

Gramps50 12-11-2017 07:37 PM

This is the one I use for both RC and around the house. Doesn't have alot of torque but I just run the screw down till it's almost finished then finish up with a hex driver.

https://www.amazon.com/Decker-BDCS50...ecker+roto+bit

iluvmud 12-12-2017 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by Gramps50 (Post 15101599)
This is the one I use for both RC and around the house. Doesn't have alot of torque but I just run the screw down till it's almost finished then finish up with a hex driver.

https://www.amazon.com/Decker-BDCS50...ecker+roto+bit

That one looks nice, I just really needed that clutch as the vintage Tamiya stuff can be pretty delicate..... but also want enough grunt to work on my Traxxas/Losi stuff too.... and anything around the house I might need that I dont want to go oout to garage to get the big gun.....

EbbTide 12-12-2017 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by iluvmud (Post 15102467)
That one looks nice, I just really needed that clutch as the vintage Tamiya stuff can be pretty delicate..... but also want enough grunt to work on my Traxxas/Losi stuff too.... and anything around the house I might need that I dont want to go oout to garage to get the big gun.....

Tbh I don't much trust these clutches on the smaller drills for soft plastics. I prefer to drive the screw in about 4/5 of the way then use a hand driver for the last few turns.

iluvmud 12-13-2017 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by EbbTide (Post 15102472)
Tbh I don't much trust these clutches on the smaller drills for soft plastics. I prefer to drive the screw in about 4/5 of the way then use a hand driver for the last few turns.

Yeah Ive heard the same... Ill palm test the clutch and will more than likely follow your method.

EbbTide 12-13-2017 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by iluvmud (Post 15103038)
Yeah Ive heard the same... Ill palm test the clutch and will more than likely follow your method.

If you ever work on Losi cars the clutch could come in handy though lol. I hear some of their plastics are ridiculously hard to drive screws into.


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