I have recently reviewed many cordless screwdrivers and I would like to report on three of the best cordless screwdrivers I reviewed. I place cordless screwdrivers in the cordless drill category. They have much less voltage, torque and speed than the typical cordless drill. I placed them in this category anyway because they perform similar functions albeit on a smaller scale. Many times they are the ideal choice for small jobs in tough to reach places.
The features I look for in cordless screwdrivers are batteries, adjustable handle to get into tight places, and clutch settings. There are other considerations such as price and warranty. What we really want is to get the best quality tool at the lowest price. It is always a trade-off between the features we want and what we are willing to pay for them.
My Favorite Cordless Screwdrivers
My favorite cordless screwdriver is the Hitachi DB3DL. When I reviewed it I gave it 5 stars. The reason I gave it a perfect score was because of its two interchangeable lithium ion batteries, adjustable handle, multiple clutch settings and its lifetime warranty. Amazingly it is very reasonably priced for having top notch features. You can read my complete review of the Hitachi DB3DL.
My second favorite cordless screwdriver is the Milwaukee 0490–22 cordless screwdriver. Like the Hitachi, this cordless screwdriver is a high-quality tool that has to lithium ion batteries, adjustable handle and multiple clutch settings. You can read my complete review of the Milwaukee 0490–22 cordless screwdriver here.
My third favorite cordless screwdriver is the Panasonic EY7410LA2S. The Panasonic cordless screwdriver has similar top notch features as the Milwaukee and the Hitachi cordless screwdrivers, however, it has a much higher price tag. If you are a big fan of Panasonic quality tools it may be worth the extra money to you. You can read my complete review of the Panasonic cordless screwdriver.
The Bottom Line in Choosing a Cordless Screwdriver
There are many cordless screwdrivers to choose from. Just pick out what is most important to you for what you want to do. Then comes the trade off between what you want, what you need, and of course, what you can afford.