If you’ve been looking for a pro-level li-ion cordless screwdriver, Milwaukee may have your number. A few weeks ago they gave IBS attendees a preliminary look at their new V4 li-ion cordless screwdriver. It’s one of the first “traditionally-shaped” cordless screwdrivers we’ve seen to incorporate li-ion and a pro feature set.
Besides the standard two-position handle, the V4 includes a two-speed gearbox (200 or 600 RPM) and a 21-position clutch. (There’s a clutch-disabled “drill mode” for drilling small pilot holes.) The battery is a 4V single-cell version of the V28’s 7-cell (and the 20V V18’s 5-cell) battery — a 3.0 Ah monster that should provide some pretty hearty runtime.
It’ll MSRP at around $110. The only bad news: These won’t hit shelves until summertime, so you’re gonna have to stretch that old NiCd ‘driver a little farther.