9 Best Electric Screwdrivers of 2024

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The Best Electric Screwdrivers

The Best Electric Screwdrivers
  1. Best all-round electric screwdriver - Bosch IXO V Cordless Electric Screwdriver

  2. Best for charging on the go - Hanmatek Cordless Screwdriver Tool

  3. Best cordless screwdriver for included accessories - Kiprim Torque Adjustable Electric Screwdriver

  4. Best heavy duty electric screwdriver - NoCry Cordless Electric Screwdriver

  5. Best budget cordless screwdriver - Hychika Electric Screwdriver

  6. Best cordless screwdriver for ease of use - Bosch PushDrive Cordless Screwdriver

  7. Best for power and value - Posenpro Electric Cordless Screwdriver

  8. Best cordless screwdriver for serious DIYer - Makita Cordless Electric Screwdriver

  9. Best for versatility - Ryobi ERGO-A2 Cordless Screwdriver Kit

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1. Bosch IXO V Cordless Electric Screwdriver[ SAVE 18% ]

Best all-round electric screwdriver

best electric screwdriver Bosch IXO V Cordless Electric Screwdriver
  • Small enough to get into the tightest of spaces, but packing a punch, this is one of the best cordless screwdrivers to have in a kitchen drawer.
  • The ideal accompaniment to a full size cordless drill, you won’t have to keep changing drill bits all the time.
  • The USB charger makes this a wonderfully versatile bit of kit to have around the house- you’ve probably got several chargers for it already!
  • Probably the best electric screwdriver for home use, it’s got everything you might need in a small but sturdy case.
  • The Lithium-Ion battery life seems to be excellent, and the charge display is accurate.

  • If you’ve got large hands, like me, it’s almost too small to get a good grip on it compared to the Makita DF001DW, for example.
  • Some users have had problems with the on-board torque limiter. Even though it’s not designed for anything more than light jobs, a little more grunt at times would be useful.
  • I like the fact that there are plenty of accessories to upgrade the IXO, but the cost starts to add up if you buy them.
  • Make sure you keep the cordless screwdriver charged up, because you can’t use it while it’s plugged in.
Handle Positions
1 position
Power
3.6V
Batteries Supplied
1 x 1.5 Ah
Charge Time
3 hours
No-Load Speed
215rpm
Torque Settings
n/a
Max Torque
4.5Nm
Weight
0.3kg
Accessories
10 pieces
USB Charging
Yes
Overall Score 4.8
Build Quality
5
Performance
4
Ease of Use
5
Value for Money
5

In our opinion, the Bosch IXO Cordless Electric Screwdriver is the best cordless screwdriver on the UK market. This is a sturdy tool, powered by a 3.6 V Lithium-ion battery that provides plenty of power between charges. The 4.5 Nm of maximum torque and the 215 rpm generated by the motor make it powerful enough for most screwdriving tasks around the home and garden, such as assembling flat-packed furniture. More demanding tasks can also be tackled without straining the powerful motor.

And if you envisage you’ll be faced with those tasks that require access to awkward gaps and corners then there is the Bosch IXO Cordless Screwdriver SetIn this package the IXO comes with a removable head and both an offset adaptor and right-angle adaptor, so you’ll literally have all your angles covered!

The IXO’s plentiful power is contained within a very compact footprint. This rechargeable screwdriver is also extremely light, weighing just over 600 grams. This factor, the soft-grip handle and the overall ergonomic design make it extremely comfortable to use. An integrated task light comes in useful when working in dark corners such as under work surfaces.

The battery screwdriver also features a handy micro-USB charging system that plugs into the base of the handle and is neat and easy to tuck away when not in use. The set comes with 10 quality screwdriver bits and a stylish metal storage case that is also of excellent quality to keep everything tidy.

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Runner Up

2. Hanmatek Cordless Screwdriver Tool[ SAVE 30% ]

Best for charging on the go

best electric screwdriver HANMATEK Cordless Screwdriver Tool
  • Compared with the Hychika screwdriver, you’re less likely to knock the direction controller as it’s quite stiff. It’s still easy to operate when you want to but less prone to unplanned presses.
  • At just 18 cm in length when in “straight” mode, it’s small enough to fit into tight spaces. It’s also nice and light, which makes it ideal for cramped spaces and awkward screws.
  • Having an LED work light on a small tool like this is a bit of a life saver. Whenever you’re working in a dark cupboard or underneath a kitchen counter it really helps.

  • It’s a shame that you don’t get any sort of case to hold everything together when it’s not in use. I don’t know how long the little collection of driver bits is going to last without one.
  • A magnetic bit holder is usually fine, but nowhere as reliable as a mechanical chuck. Compared with the Posenpro screwdriver, I know which one will work for longer.
  • Unlike the NoCry cordless screwdriver, this tool doesn’t have adjustable torque settings. The 3 Nm of torque onboard is impressive, but it lacks control when working with delicate surfaces.
Handle Positions
2 Positions
Power
3.6V
Batteries Supplied
1 x 1.5Ah
Charge Time
3-5 hours
No-Load Speed
200rpm
Torque Settings
n/a
Max Torque
3Nm
Weight
unknown
Accessories
10 pieces
USB Charging
Yes
Overall Score 3.8
Build Quality
3
Performance
3
Ease of Use
4
Value for Money
5

Electronic gadget experts Hanmatek don’t sell a huge range of tools, but their cordless electric screwdriver is a real labour saver. You don’t need to wreck your wrists using a manual screwdriver when hanging up pictures or assembling flat pack furniture anymore. Small, lightweight, and easy to handle, it’s also within the price range of almost any DIYer.

Made from sturdy-feeling blue plastic, there are black sections of soft grippy thermoplastic that make it easy to hang on to. I’m also a big fan of the large trigger and the recessed forward and reverse slide button. The screwdriver transforms from the standard “gun” shape to a straight driver by twisting the body of the tool when you need to get into tight spots too.

Screwdriver bits are held in the chuck with a magnet, and there’s a reasonably bright little LED work light which always comes in handy. The motor puts out 200 rpm and applies 3 Nm of torque into the business end, and you get a small selection of ten different bits to work with. Recharging the tool is made easy with the included micro-USB cable, so you’re not scrabbling around for batteries either.

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3. Kiprim Torque Adjustable Electric Screwdriver[ SAVE 15% ]

Best cordless screwdriver for included accessories

best electric screwdriver Kiprim 4V Torque Adjustable Electric Screwdriver
  • Compared with the more expensive Bosch IXO screwdriver, I’m impressed by the range of included accessories. They even come well organised in their own plastic case.
  • The plastic case deserves a mention on its own. It gives you somewhere to store the screwdriver when not in use and holds all the bits and accessories tightly. It’s great!
  • You get a pair of LED lights on the end of this driver. Together, they make a good job of illuminating the darkest of cupboards and dingiest of corners.
  • Having a couple of hex shaft drill bits is quite handy. Although the slow rotation speed means it won’t replace a combi drill, it’s ideal for an emergency or a tight spot.

  • Unlike the convertible electric screwdrivers on my list, you can’t get as much pressure behind this driver. The “gun” shape screwdrivers allow you to apply a lot more force.
  • Due to the small button you press to operate the driver, it’s not as easy to use compared with the large trigger on the Hanamtek. A trigger is much easier to use at awkward angles.
  • Magnetic bit holders are nowhere near as solid as mechanical ones. Unless the magnet is powerful, you’ll lose bits when drilling downwards.
Handle Positions
1 position
Power
4.0V
Batteries Supplied
1 x 1.5Ah
Charge Time
3-5 hours
No-Load Speed
200rpm
Torque Settings
3
Max Torque
4Nm
Weight
0.4kg
Accessories
33 pieces
USB Charging
Yes
Overall Score 3.5
Build Quality
3
Performance
4
Ease of Use
4
Value for Money
3

With a decent range of electronics equipment in their store, Kiprim have also made one of the best budget straight screwdrivers I’ve come across. Their torque adjustable electric screwdriver is easy to handle and comes with a large accessory kit. It’s ideal for homeowners and DIYers that want an affordable backup screwdriver.

Unlike some of the articulated electric drivers on my list, this is a purely straight screwdriver that’s suited to getting into tight spaces. There’s plenty of rubberised plastic on the handle which makes it grippy, and a battery charge indicator just behind it. You can also press the soft-touch button to cycle through three different torque settings.

I really like the wealth of accessories that come with this tool. They’re not of professional quality, but for this price, you can’t expect too much! There’s the usual range of crosshead, flat head and PoZi bits, but also some Torx and even some hex shank drill bits.  You get a plastic case to hold them in, and even a flexible shaft for those almost impossible-to-reach screws.

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4. NoCry Cordless Electric Screwdriver

Best heavy duty electric screwdriver

best electric screwdriver Hychika Electric Screwdriver
  • A huge amount of power for such a compact screwdriver. It can drive screws into a range of materials without breaking a sweat.
  • The torque setting collar is the sort of thing normally found on a larger cordless drill. Compared to the Bosch IXO, you have a lot more control over the power you can put into the screwdriver bit.
  • The flexible drive shaft is probably the best accessory you can get for a portable electric screwdriver. It gets into the tightest spots imaginable!
  • NoCry have included a brilliant little bit case that you can attach to your belt. It’s packed with bits and the extension bit holder is always handy to have.

  • Charge time of between three and five hours is a long time if you need it right away. Without a removable battery there will be downtime if you don’t plan ahead.
  • The quality of bits you get with the kit isn’t the greatest. They will probably need replacing before long.
  • If you need the lightest electric screwdriver, this isn’t the one for you. Compared to the Bosch Pushdrive, this thing’s a bit of a beast.
Handle Positions
1 position
Power
7.2V
Batteries Supplied
1 x 1.5Ah
Charge Time
3-5 hours
No-Load Speed
230rpm
Torque Settings
5+1
Max Torque
10Nm
Weight
0.57kg
Accessories
30 pieces
USB Charging
No
Overall Score 4.3
Build Quality
4
Performance
5
Ease of Use
4
Value for Money
4

The NoCry Cordless Electric Screwdriver. By far the most powerful of all our electric screwdrivers, it’s capable of delivering up to 10 Nm of force and up to 230 rpm. This means it requires a larger and therefore slightly heavier (Li-Ion) rechargeable battery than its competitors (7.2 Volts versus 3.6 Volts). But, the larger battery has a greater capacity and can drill up to a whopping 300 screws on a single charge. A battery power indicator displays how much charge is remaining, and this charge time is between 3 and 5 hours.

This rechargeable screwdriver is more versatile than its competitors. There are 6 settings for torque control (5 forward and 1 reverse) and variable speed control. It’s controlled by how tightly you squeeze the trigger. So, you can exert a greater level of control over your job and, crucially, avoid over-tightening or damaging screw heads.

The battery screwdriver comes with 30 bits in their own storage box. There are static and flexible extensions, a battery charger and a ¼” magnetic bit chuck. If you are after a powerful, flexible, robust cordless screwdriver at a reasonable price, this should be on your shortlist.

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5. Hychika Electric Screwdriver[ SAVE 12% ]

Best budget cordless screwdriver

best electric screwdriver NoCry Cordless Electric Screwdriver
  • The big LED torch set into the base of the screwdriver is really useful. It turns a good tool into a great one, as far as I’m concerned.
  • They’ve included a mini ratchet wrench in with the accessories. I think I’ll use this all the time, it’s just really handy.
  • Switching between inline and gun shape is easy and makes this screwdriver easier to handle.
  • You get plenty of screwdriver bits to get started with. The HSS bit will come in handy too.

  • Hychika have used a directional controller that I find too easy to knock during use. It’s right where my index finger goes.
  • Some users have found that there’s quite a lot of kickback if a screw gets stuck. There’s no torque selector so you need to learn how to operate this tool safely.
  • Like one or two other electric screwdrivers on my list, the lack of torque control settings means you have to be careful not to strip screws if you push too hard.
Handle Positions
2 positions
Power
3.6V
Batteries Supplied
1 x 2.0Ah
Charge Time
2-5 hours
No-Load Speed
180rpm
Torque Settings
n/a
Max Torque
6Nm
Weight
unknown
Accessories
36 pieces
USB Charging
Yes
Overall Score 3.8
Build Quality
3
Performance
4
Ease of Use
4
Value for Money
4

Don’t be put off by a brand name you’ve probably never heard of here! The Hychika electric screwdriver is packed with clever features and boasts a massive 6 Nm of torque, which is more than either of the Bosch cordless screwdrivers on my list.

You get 3.6 Volts of power which translates to 180 rpm. It’s not exactly quick but it’s enough to drive screws without getting bored waiting. It’s not the most refined-looking screwdriver you can get, but it’s comfortable enough to hold and you can switch it from gun grip to straight driver. And for the price, you shouldn’t be comparing it to the Bosch IXO in the looks department anyway.

What I really like about the Hychika set is what they’ve thought to include with it. My favourite is the 2.5 mm HSS drill bit for making pilot holes. It’s an intuitive inclusion that’ll save you time and effort. The extension bit will come in handy, but that’s nothing compared to the massive LED torch they’ve stuck in the bottom of the handle, it’s genius. You also get a front LED light to help you when driving screws.

The quality of the included bits isn’t exactly brilliant, and the direction changer is easy to knock, but the plastic case is rigid and should keep everything organised until they wear out. The best budget electric screwdriver option by far.

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6. Bosch PushDrive Cordless Screwdriver[ SAVE 14% ]

Best cordless screwdriver for ease of use

best electric screwdriver Posenpro Electric Cordless Screwdriver
  • The lightest electric screwdriver I’ve tested out so far. Much lighter in comparison to the NoCry screwdriver, but it still packs a bit of a punch.
  • It couldn’t be easier to use. Pushing the screwdriver into the screw to make it rotate feels natural.
  • The secret to not stripping a screw is in the downward pressure. The push design means you shouldn’t slip off or cam out a screw.
  • The accessory kit is varied enough for most jobs around the house and the extension bit will come in handy.
  • The choice of torque control settings should mean you don’t overtighten any screws.

  • Even though this is a small and lightweight electric screwdriver, it uses a brushed motor. A brushless motor would have been even more efficient and powerful for a cordless tool.
  • I wish this had a speed selector as well as a torque selector. It runs quite slowly, but it’s either on or off, with no variation.
  • Some users have complained that if you’re not careful, you can twist your wrist. The lack of torque control means you need to learn to use this tool safely.
  • You’ll need quick reflexes when undoing screws. They have a tendency to fall off the end of the screw bit when released.
Handle Positions
1 position
Power
3.6V
Batteries Supplied
1 x 1.5Ah
Charge Time
90 minutes
No-Load Speed
360rpm
Torque Settings
n/a
Max Torque
5Nm
Weight
0.28kg
Accessories
32 pieces
USB Charging
Yes
Overall Score 4
Build Quality
5
Performance
3
Ease of Use
5
Value for Money
3

If you’re looking for an electric screwdriver that’s ridiculously easy to use and makes you think “why didn’t they do that before?” you need the Bosch PushDrive cordless screwdriver. The beauty of this power screwdriver is in its simplicity – all you need to do is push and go.

If you’re not keen on the gun shape electric screwdriver type, the PushDrive makes sense. You get more reach along its 182 mm length, handy when screws are buried deep under worktops or inside electrical appliances. The rubberised grip is easy to hang on to and I like the fact that you can lock off the driver. You can then use it as a manual screwdriver if you need to be precise.

This isn’t a heavy-duty tool, but it still delivers 5 Nm of torque and a nippy 360 rpm. It’s got more than enough power to drive all sorts of screws around the house or garden. But you’re not buying this to replace a full-size driver anyway. It’s the right size to keep in a kitchen drawer for when you need it.

Weighing in at just 280 g, it’s probably the lightest screwdriver in Bosch’s green line of DIY-level tools. Luckily it doesn’t skimp on power – the 3.6 Volt 1.5 Ah Lithium-Ion battery is just right. And seeing as you can keep it in your trouser pocket, we’re not comparing it to a professional-level drill and driver.

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7. Posenpro Electric Cordless Screwdriver

Best for power and value

best electric screwdriver Makita Cordless Electric Screwdriver
  • Getting a torque adjuster collet on a budget electric screwdriver is great. Learn to use it and you won’t strip a screw head ever again.
  • The grip shape makes handling this cordless screwdriver easy. I like the ergonomic shape and the rubberised bottom lip.
  • The accessory kit includes a flexible drive shaft. Compared to some of the more expensive screwdrivers on my list, I was pleasantly surprised to see one!
  • It’s also good to see an HSS drill bit included for making pilot holes. I’m sure it’ll get a lot of use.

  • Some users have complained about the power this small cordless screwdriver puts out. It states 9 Nm, but it can get stuck quite easily.
  • The charge time of three to five hours can ruin a workday. Always remember to put it on charge when you’re finished.
  • The build quality doesn’t compare to the likes of Makita’s DF001DW. It’s not made to last a lifetime!
Handle Positions
2 positions
Power
7.2V
Batteries Supplied
1 x 1.5Ah
Charge Time
3-5 hours
No-Load Speed
290rpm
Torque Settings
6+1
Max Torque
9Nm
Weight
unknown
Accessories
48 pieces
USB Charging
No
Overall Score 4
Build Quality
3
Performance
5
Ease of Use
4
Value for Money
4

With a range of affordable power tools, Posenpro should know a thing or two about making the best electric screwdriver. And they won’t break the bank. It’s another lightweight tool that punches above its weight, with 7.2 Volts of power that cranks out an impressive 290 rpm.

The Posenpro electric screwdriver is easy to grip, and you can choose from two handle positions to suit the task at hand. You might only get 10 driver bits thrown in, but it includes a 3 mm HSS drill bit for those all-important pilot holes.

What sets this small cordless screwdriver apart from other cordless screwdrivers is the torque adjustment feature. You get 6+1 settings in forward and reverse, so there’s no excuse for stripping screw heads anymore. It’s the sort of feature you’d expect to see on some of the best electric screwdrivers, so we were happy to see it on this budget-friendly tool.

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8. Makita Cordless Electric Screwdriver

Best cordless screwdriver for serious DIYer

best electric screwdriver Bosch PushDrive Cordless Screwdriver
  • Makita quality in a small electric screwdriver. The build quality is excellent and feels like it will last for years of good service.
  • Supplied in a quality blow moulded plastic case, the extensive accessory kit has everything you might need. Ideal for around the house or even on site.
  • The folding pistol grip means you can get into seriously tight spaces. If you need that extra bit of torque, you can fold it down and hang on tight.

  • For professional-level tools you need to pay professional-level prices. Compared to the Bosch IXO drive this is an expensive bit of kit.
  • As this electric screwdriver lacks a clutch mechanism, you need to be careful to avoid stripping screws.
  • The rocker switch that controls the drive can be tricky. It’s easy to slip off it when you’re not paying full attention.
Handle Positions
2 positions
Power
3.6V
Batteries Supplied
1 x 1.5Ah
Charge Time
3-5 hours
No-Load Speed
220rpm
Torque Settings
4
Max Torque
6Nm
Weight
0.36kg
Accessories
81 pieces
USB Charging
Yes
Overall Score 4.3
Build Quality
5
Performance
4
Ease of Use
5
Value for Money
3

This Makita Electric Screwdriver has a slightly different profile to the products previously discussed, with a long but comfortable soft-grip handle. The handle can be pivoted from pistol grip to inline allowing easier access when working in confined spaces. The LED light is helpful in this scenario too.

This cordless screwdriver is a neat piece of kit though, well-built and powerful, yet compact and light to use. It is powered by a 3.6 Volt 1.5 Ah Lithium-Ion battery that can hold its charge for surprisingly long periods (depending on the workload of course) and charges in around 3 hours. Also, a battery protection circuit protects against over-discharging and over-heating, therefore extending the battery life.

The powerful motor can deliver a torque of 4 Nm and generate up to 220 rpm. It’s more than capable of providing all your screwdriving needs in the home and garden. The kit includes a micro-USB type adaptor, a USB micro charging cable and a massive 81-piece bit set in a sturdy storage case.

This is a more expensive rechargeable screwdriver, but it does have the power and quality you expect from Makita products. If you have a little more to spend then this might be the best electric screwdriver for you.

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  • Ryobi have worked hard to get the grip shape right, even if you have big hands. The rubberised pads are comfortable and there’s a lip on the top that fits the hand well.
  • Having right-angle and offset heads make this the most versatile electric screwdriver for the money.
  • The 5 Nm of torque goes a long way on electric screwdrivers. This one confidently screws into a range of materials.
  • Ryobi have thrown in a good number of screwdriver bits to get you started.

  • The lack of variable speed settings or torque controls limits this screwdriver’s usefulness. It would be much more capable with either of them.
  • If like me, you’ve got big hands, you might find yourself changing direction when you don’t want to. The direction switch is in line with my index finger, leading to several mishaps.
  • The LED light doesn’t stay on when you release the trigger.
Handle Positions
1 position
Power
4.0V
Batteries Supplied
1 x 1.5Ah
Charge Time
3 hours
No-Load Speed
200rpm
Torque Settings
n/a
Max Torque
5Nm
Weight
0.4kg
Accessories
10 pieces + 2 heads
USB Charging
No
Overall Score 4
Build Quality
4
Performance
4
Ease of Use
4
Value for Money
4

Faithful Japanese tool brand Ryobi have been making waves with their range of awesome power tools, all powered by the same type of rechargeable battery. But the clever little ERGO-A2 cordless screwdriver doesn’t need a hefty battery to give you plenty of power in a small package.

First off, this is one of the best electric screwdriver kits out there because it includes an offset and right-angle adapter. They’re not things we’d normally splash out on, but when you need to get at that screw, nothing else will get the job done. You’ll be grateful they included it, trust us.

The 4 Volt battery powers the motor up to 200 rpm, so it doesn’t spin up as fast as the Bosch PushDrive, but with 5 Nm of maximum torque, it packs more than enough grunt to drive screws around the house. You’re not going to use it to drive 200 mm wood screws into rafters, after all.

If there was one thing we’d criticise, it’s how easily you can knock the directional switch – especially when you’ve got your hand in a tight space. It’s right next to the trigger and gets in the way a little too often.

That being said, it’s a smart kit that is easy to use, feels nice in the hand and comes with everything you’d need to perform those DIY tasks around the house when you don’t want to get out the big tools.

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Harry's Smart Buying Tips

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. For improved performance look for a variable speed control function and the number of torque settings that the cordless screwdriver provides.
  4. 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.
  5. Some of the best electric screwdrivers come with both a straight grip and a pistol grip for maximum comfort and ease of use.
  6. Finally don’t overlook the number and types of accessories included in the package.

Compare Product Features

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  • Bosch IXO V Cordless Electric Screwdriver
    best electric screwdriver Bosch IXO V Cordless Electric Screwdriver
    • 4.8
    • 1 position
    • 3.6V
    • 1 x 1.5 Ah
    • 3 hours
    • 215rpm
    • n/a
    • 4.5Nm
    • 0.3kg
    • 10 pieces
    • Yes
  • Hanmatek Cordless Screwdriver Tool
    best electric screwdriver HANMATEK Cordless Screwdriver Tool
    • 3.8
    • 2 Positions
    • 3.6V
    • 1 x 1.5Ah
    • 3-5 hours
    • 200rpm
    • n/a
    • 3Nm
    • unknown
    • 10 pieces
    • Yes
  • Kiprim Torque Adjustable Electric Screwdriver
    best electric screwdriver Kiprim 4V Torque Adjustable Electric Screwdriver
    • 3.5
    • 1 position
    • 4.0V
    • 1 x 1.5Ah
    • 3-5 hours
    • 200rpm
    • 3
    • 4Nm
    • 0.4kg
    • 33 pieces
    • Yes
  • NoCry Cordless Electric Screwdriver
    best electric screwdriver Hychika Electric Screwdriver
    • 4.3
    • 1 position
    • 7.2V
    • 1 x 1.5Ah
    • 3-5 hours
    • 230rpm
    • 5+1
    • 10Nm
    • 0.57kg
    • 30 pieces
    • No
  • Hychika Electric Screwdriver
    best electric screwdriver NoCry Cordless Electric Screwdriver
    • 3.8
    • 2 positions
    • 3.6V
    • 1 x 2.0Ah
    • 2-5 hours
    • 180rpm
    • n/a
    • 6Nm
    • unknown
    • 36 pieces
    • Yes
  • Bosch PushDrive Cordless Screwdriver
    best electric screwdriver Posenpro Electric Cordless Screwdriver
    • 4
    • 1 position
    • 3.6V
    • 1 x 1.5Ah
    • 90 minutes
    • 360rpm
    • n/a
    • 5Nm
    • 0.28kg
    • 32 pieces
    • Yes
  • Posenpro Electric Cordless Screwdriver
    best electric screwdriver Makita Cordless Electric Screwdriver
    • 4
    • 2 positions
    • 7.2V
    • 1 x 1.5Ah
    • 3-5 hours
    • 290rpm
    • 6+1
    • 9Nm
    • unknown
    • 48 pieces
    • No
  • Makita Cordless Electric Screwdriver
    best electric screwdriver Bosch PushDrive Cordless Screwdriver
    • 4.3
    • 2 positions
    • 3.6V
    • 1 x 1.5Ah
    • 3-5 hours
    • 220rpm
    • 4
    • 6Nm
    • 0.36kg
    • 81 pieces
    • Yes
  • Ryobi ERGO-A2 Cordless Screwdriver Kit
    best electric screwdriver Ryobi ERGO A2 Cordless Screwdriver Kit
    • 4
    • 1 position
    • 4.0V
    • 1 x 1.5Ah
    • 3 hours
    • 200rpm
    • n/a
    • 5Nm
    • 0.4kg
    • 10 pieces + 2 heads
    • No

How to Choose The Best Electric Screwdriver

The Benefits of Owning an Electric Screwdriver

Once you’ve used an electric screwdriver for putting in or taking out a few screws, you’ll never look at a manual screwdriver again. Electric screwdrivers are lightweight, easy to use and more powerful than you might think.

Pistol Grip or Straight Grip?

Electric screwdrivers fall into three camps – pistol grip screwdrivers that give you more stability and grip, straight-handled screwdrivers that can fit into the tightest spaces, and those that convert from a straight handle to a pistol grip to give you the best of both worlds.

Getting the Most out of your Electric Screwdriver

Electric screwdrivers are as easy to use as manual screwdrivers, but there are a few things you can do to make your life even easier. Drilling a pilot hole is essential when you’re working with hard or brittle materials, it makes screws easier to drive and helps to avoid splitting the workpiece.

To avoid stripping the screwhead, always use the correct bit – there’s a difference between Philips and PoziDrive, and the right size bit will fit much better. Keep pressure on the screw while you drive it to stop your bit from slipping and chewing up the screw head.

Electric Screwdriver FAQs

If you’ve got a lot of screws to take out or put in, electric screwdrivers will save you time and effort. They’re easier to use than a manual screwdriver and they’re essential if you have mobility issues. And if you need the light touch of a manual screwdriver, you can lock off most electric screwdrivers and use muscle power if you want.

An integrated LED light is an essential accessory if you plan on doing any work in confined spaces. You don’t have to carry around a separate torch if your cordless screwdriver incorporates a front LED light.

Carrying around a full set of screw bits is a bit excessive, but make sure your kit contains the most common bits – flat, Philips, PoziDrive and Torx are what I’d recommend.

A right-angle adapter is a lifesaver when you just can’t get at a screw hidden under a worktop or inside an electric appliance. When you need it, there’s nothing else that can get the job done.

mAh stands for MilliAmp hour and represents how much current a battery will discharge over a period of one hour. The higher this number, the higher the storage capacity and the longer the battery runtime. 1,000 mAh is equal to a 1 Amp Hour (Ah) rating.

There are several things that can really prolong battery life.

Firstly, lithium-ion batteries do not like to be too hot, especially when they are fully charged. So, keep your batteries at a temperature of between 20 and 25 degrees wherever possible.

Unlike NiCad batteries, lithium-ion batteries do not have a charge memory. This means it’s better for your battery to recharge it after a partial discharge when possible rather than waiting for it to fully discharge each time. Once your power tool begins to lose power it’s best not to force it to continue as this can sometimes trigger a safety circuit that makes it difficult to recharge.

If you are storing a lithium-ion battery for a long period, the best method is to charge it to about 40% and then store it in a cool place.

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