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Old 01-28-2019, 11:28 AM
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I hope this not the wrong place to ask this but what are you guys using as far as electric drivers go . Makita,DeWalt,Milwaukee ? I tried a light weight Craftsman one and it was OK at first but I'd like something reasonably priced that a little better in quality .
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Personally use a Makita impact driver with clutch for home (had it for about 6 years now) and keep the Muchmore driver in my travel/track gear which is "much more" () compact.
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If you have any Milwaukee M12 batteries, I think
their cordless driver their cordless driver
is the best of the best. However, if not, it's not worth the $100 cost of entry for the driver and battery combo IMO. I used
this Ryobi driver this Ryobi driver
for the longest time. It was kind of slow, but it never failed me! If you're going for cost, you can't beat
 this Skil driver this Skil driver
with a stick. I'm pretty sure the Skil will be on par with that Craftsman driver, but the Ryobi and Milwaukee beat it out. The clutch on the Milwaukee makes it a little safer when you're rushing as well, and being Milwaukee it's totally overbuilt for the purpose(and yes, overpriced as well. ).
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id stick with the craftsman. id just as a A123 battery.. thats what I did years ago and use it now... best screw driver I used..
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I use a Dewalt, it's an older one, its heavy and bulky, but the battery lasts forever. I think as long as its variable speed and has adjustable torque settings you should be good.
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Originally Posted by mtbwrench View Post
If you have any Milwaukee M12 batteries, I think their cordless driver is the best of the best. However, if not, it's not worth the $100 cost of entry for the driver and battery combo IMO. I used this Ryobi driver for the longest time. It was kind of slow, but it never failed me! If you're going for cost, you can't beat this Skil driver with a stick. I'm pretty sure the Skil will be on par with that Craftsman driver, but the Ryobi and Milwaukee beat it out. The clutch on the Milwaukee makes it a little safer when you're rushing as well, and being Milwaukee it's totally overbuilt for the purpose(and yes, overpriced as well. ).
I really like the M12 but as you said $100 to get started is a little steep . I think I'll hang on to the Craftsman until I weasel some coin for the M12. I'm sure I have some RC stuff I should be selling .lol.
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I should add that I have a full size impact driver that I have used in the past . Only for tear downs for fear of stripping anything during assembly . I was looking at a few different ones on Amazon but nothing really peaked my interest .
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Im looking to pick up a Genesis Lithium-Ion Screwdriver.

AirAge Media (RC Car Action) did a video review on it and its very promising for $23 bucks!

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Have you guys ever stripped any screws or melted any plastic using a powered driver? What about over tightening protection?
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set the clutch to the lowest setting. I usually tighten until the clutch activates and finish off by hand.
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ryobi from home depot
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:44 AM
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Hitachi and done, nice clutch

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Originally Posted by Kkrazy View Post
Hitachi and done, nice clutch

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I've been running this drill for about a year now, comes with a nice carry case and 2 batteries so I never have to worry about a fresh charge or not. It has a lock to prevent the trigger from actuating while in transport and the clutch is the softest I have seen... never once stripped a plastic diff using the softest clutch setting The trick is to drive all 4 screws within 1mm, let the threads cool for a few seconds, then finish off the last few turns with the clutch to avoid stripping threads
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Dewalt 12v 1/4" Screwdriver w/ clutch Dewalt 12v 1/4" Screwdriver w/ clutch
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Originally Posted by Evoking1230 View Post
Im looking to pick up a Genesis Lithium-Ion Screwdriver.

AirAge Media (RC Car Action) did a video review on it and its very promising for $23 bucks!

Video Review

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008CCE7H0/?coliid=I15S1YDMZDXX1Q&colid=1ZQBABM2A6NXM&psc=0&r ef_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Hey now that looks like a promising option . Maybe I'll just get that and try to forget about the M12 .lol. I cannot find it for the price of $23 as mentioned in the video though .
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