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News Dremel introduces tiny cordless screwdriver

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Aww, come off it. Really?
    Anywhere that has enough room, I use the DeWalt.
    Anywhere that doesn't, I suck it up and use a manual screwdriver.

    Okay, plus several points for trying, but I don't think many people are inconvenienced enough to shell out £55 for one?
     
  3. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    "£55.78 inc VAY"?

    Whoop, I'd definately pay £55.78 if it comes included with Vay!!
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Sounds pretty pimping for a decent cordless screwdriver. Decent low-RPM control is a good idea tbh, vital for a decent screwdriver.
     
  5. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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  6. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Those typos, Oy Vey!
     
  7. FatMikel

    FatMikel Statistically not that fat...

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    Aye. This really isn't a massive step forward. :dremel:
     
  8. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    ive seen this on my local home depot store.... last year........

    cute, but not worth the asking price.
     
  9. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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  10. Hamish

    Hamish New Member

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    £55? think ill just stick with a decent ratchet screwdriver :p
     
  11. Nicb

    Nicb Let's discuss among ourselves

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    How many turns with a hand screw driver for the average PC screw?? I would get to confident and start using it on my MB and wreck it. I have a few Dremels and I never use them for electronics. The screws are so short I believe I can get them out/in in the same amount of time.
     
  12. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I've got one of these Gofers which I find handy was £10 from B&Q.
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    What happened to manual precision screwdrivers? Use them correctly and they are just as fast.
     
  14. malcolm

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    Too expensive and too big... Fail... come back when you've sorted those out eh...
     
  15. mclintox

    mclintox Eat cheese!

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    I'll stick with my Snap-On kit.
     
  16. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    I just recently got a Craftsman cordless screwdriver. http://s7.sears.com/is/image/Sears/00911398000?qlt=90,0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0

    Regular price is $40USD but I got it for $8.50 on eBay.

    It has only a 4.0v lithium ion battery instead of 7.2v but it works great so far. Mine is a bit bigger than that Dremel one though. It's 16cm long instead of 12cm. Oh well.

    It has been very handy. I do have a full size cordless drill but it's very old and the batteries don't last long so whenever I wanna use it I have to first charge them up. This one I have in my room instead of the garage so quick easy access and saves a lot of time. Especially if you and using locknuts on a screw. Turning those with screwdriver and wrench takes much longer.
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    if your really in that tight of space why not just use an elbow


    It isn't worth it to me
     
  18. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Not as easy to get a good torque on normal precision drivers though, and proper-handled ones would be a bitch to carry round. :)
     
  19. _DTM2000_

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    My mate's got a Bosch one that I'm sure is quite a bit smaller than that and cost much less. It comes in a tin.
    But that has virtually no torque. I don't know if this Dremel is more powerful. To be honest though, I would prefer to use a good old manual screw driver on small or delicate applications. Electric drivers have a nasty tendency to shred screw heads and slip etc.
     
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    I stick to my old Makita 9.6 V. works great and is reliable.
     
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