What To Look For in an Electric Screwdriver
The best electric screwdrivers should be powerful, versatile and comfortable enough to make putting flat pack furniture together almost effortless. In a nutshell, electric or cordless screwdrivers are made to take the hard work out of most basic DIY jobs, in most cases replacing the use of a manual screwdriver.
Battery power, capacity and charge time between use are the most important considerations when choosing a cordless screwdriver. Some electric screwdrivers come with a USB charger too. The battery power is directly proportional to the maximum torque the cordless screwdriver can generate. For improved performance look for a variable speed control function and the number of torque settings that the cordless screwdriver provides.
The weight of any handheld tool is important, particularly for prolonged use, and electric screwdrivers are no exception. More powerful versions will tend to weigh a little more. Some of the best electric screwdrivers come with both a straight grip and a pistol grip for maximum comfort and ease of use.
Finally don’t overlook the number and types of accessories included in the package.
There are loads of electric screwdrivers to choose from, and I have carefully researched and compared the best cordless screwdrivers, all so you don’t have to. Read on to find out what I discovered…