You’ve got a big-ass 18V drill/driver. And you’ve got a sub-compact 10.8/12V for smaller tasks. But what about micro-sized tasks? Think of this little cordless screwdriver as the automated version of your micro-driver set. It’s about the size of a large pen marker — 10.75″ long and just 1/2″ wide — and two AAA batteries turn it at around 100 RPM.
Seriously, the idea of a cordless micro-screwdriver had never occurred to me. Generally when I break out my small screwdriver set, it’s to work on tiny, fragile things that I wouldn’t dare trust to a power tool. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned from Toolmongers it’s to never assume that the way I use a tool is the way everyone uses it. This little gizmo would be handy as hell if, say, you needed to take apart something held together with 50 tiny screws.
Its quick-change chuck accepts 1/8″ bits, and it ships with six of ’em: 1/8″ and 1/16″ standard (slotted), #0 and #00 Phillips, and T6 and T5 star. You also get a holder for the bits. And it seems to sell for around $15-$20. (We found it at Home Depot for the high end of that figure, and it’s available for $16 from Amazon.)
One thought, though: Is something like this useless without variable speed?