Best Electric Screwdrivers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 6, 2017
Screwdrivers, known for centuries, have become more useful today. Any craftsman will find a good screwdriver extremely helpful, and, of course, screwdrivers come in handy in daily life. We have carefully selected five best screwdrivers to meet your specific requirements. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Battery
Rotation Speed
Max Torque
Package Contents
Features
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS
The separate station allows charging the screwdriver and storing it there, this makes the kit handier.
CONS
A low battery capacity.
OUR VERDICT

Bosch PSR 7.2 will be excellent for those who need a convenient, small, and efficient electric screwdriver. Moreover, this model can be used as a common manual screwdriver.

detailed parameters
Battery
7.2 V, 1.3 Ah
Rotation Speed
0-230 RPM
Max Torque
6 / 10 Nm (soft/hard)
Package Contents

1 x 10 screwdriver bit set

1 x 3-hour charging station

1 x Plastic box

Features
Automatic spindle lock, PowerLight, Softgrip, Optimum storage in the charging station
Weight
500 g
Warranty
2 years
PROS
A convenient storage barrel offers the on-board storage of bits and quick access to them whenever required.
CONS
Choosing a needed bit in the barrel may be difficult.
OUR VERDICT

Apart from great performance, this electric screwdriver will show its amazing convenience. You'll always be ready to drive a screw since the tool is in the barrel clipped to your belt.

detailed parameters
Battery
3.6 V, 1.5 Ah
Rotation Speed
0-210 RPM
Max Torque
4.5 Nm
Package Contents

1 x 25mm PH1

1 x 25mm PH2

1 x 25mm PZ1

1 x 25mm PZ2

1 x slot bit 3

1 x slot bit 4

Features
USB Charging, Battery capacity indicator, Overload protection
Weight
500 g
Warranty
2 years
PROS
A light weight delivers comfort and ease of carrying.
CONS
The tool is compatible with screws and bolts up to 5 mm.
OUR VERDICT

This cordless screwdriver will be a great purchase for any homemaker who needs a convenient tool. Its unique design offers an adjustable lighting for optimum performance and comfort.

detailed parameters
Battery
3.6 V, 1.5 Ah
Rotation Speed
0-215 RPM
Max Torque
3 / 4.5 Nm (soft/hard)
Package Contents

1 x Metal box

1 x Micro-USB charging cable

1 x 10-bit set

Features
Improved ergonomic design, New Power LED light concept, Micro USB charger, Automatic spindle lock, Charge level indicator
Weight
300 g
Warranty
2 years
PROS
The 3-position forward / reverse switch allows converting the tool into a flashlight.
CONS
A long charge time.
OUR VERDICT

It's a wonderful cordless electric screwdriver that will help you quickly cope with domestic repairs, furniture assembling, and screwing various parts.

detailed parameters
Battery
3.6 V, 1.5 Ah
Rotation Speed
0-180 RPM
Max Torque
5 Nm
Package Contents

1 x Screwdriver

2 x 50 mm H4

1 x PZ11 x Charger

Features
Easily accessible forward / reverse switch, LED work light
Weight
320 g
Warranty
2 years
PROS
A rigid and convenient aluminum case will let you carry the entire set comfortably.
CONS
A low speed.
OUR VERDICT

This model is, perhaps, the best pick for a person who needs an electric screwdriver. Its small weight, decent performance, and a rich set of bits will let you perform a wide range of works.

detailed parameters
Battery
4.8 V
Rotation Speed
0-150 RPM
Max Torque

Sufficient for screwing into soft and hard wood

Package Contents

1 x 4.8V Cordless Screwdriver

1 x Charger

1 x Aluminium case with 102 screwdriver accessories

Features
3 battery indicator, Led light, Overload protection
Weight
360 g
Warranty
1 year

What is a Screwdriver?

A screwdriver is a handy tool every person should have at home. Screwdrivers are compact, take little space, and can be of various types. A reliable screwdriver is indispensable for household tasks and all kinds of DIY work. Using this tool, you can easily assemble furniture, tighten a bolt or a screw, and so on. For tough tasks that a typical screwdriver can't cope with, we recommend picking a cordless drill or one of the hammer drills. In this review, we'll focus on screwdrivers, their types, and specifications, and present five best screwdriver kits we've carefully selected.

What Features to Compare

Efficiency and Type are the first parameters to consider when you choose a screwdriver. Today, there are 2 major types of screwdrivers - manual and electric ones. In this screwdriver review, we're focusing on cordless electric screwdrivers. Electric screwdrivers feature a rechargeable battery, a motor, and a reduction gear. Working with an electric screwdriver is extremely efficient and requires minimal muscular effort. It should be noted that electric screwdrivers are usually more lightweight than screw guns, have higher torque and lower speed of the reduction gear. The speed and the torque greatly influence the effectiveness and performance of the tool in general, so pay attention to them as well. The higher they are, the better the performance of a screwdriver is. A 40 in-lbs torque screwdriver with the speed up to 400 RPM is just enough for home use.

Features are another important issue that should be considered when choosing a screwdriver. Depending on their features, electric screwdrivers serve for different tasks and objectives. They can feature a fixable screwdriver ratchet, a reverse mechanism for easy screwing and unscrewing, a possibility to change the speed of a screwdriver head, and a spindle block that allows you to finish screwing manually. It’s also worth considering the type of battery, as it determines the runtime and service life. Modern electric screwdrivers usually have Lithium-ion batteries. A Lithium-ion battery screwdriver has a large number of charge and discharge cycles and has a long runtime. Also, note that all screwdrivers compatible with different bits and attachments are limited in terms of performance by the maximum bit diameter.

Ease of Use is the next point to pay attention to. The convenience of an electric screwdriver depends on its design. Cordless screwdrivers can have a 2- or 3-position handle with a rotary mechanism which allows you to get close to screws at virtually any angle. Some screwdrivers also allow adjusting the holder head for extra convenience. A great advantage of a battery screwdriver is a battery charge indicator on the tool itself. The indicator will give you a visual representation of the battery's state of charge. A built-in flashlight, helping you when working in low light conditions, is also a useful addition. Also important is the weight of a screwdriver, as the lighter it is, the more convenient it is to use.

Package Contents of the screwdriver is the last but not least important issue to consider when choosing a tool. As for an electric screwdriver, the important part of the screwdriver set is the battery which comes with the tool. The docking station used to recharge the battery can have light and sound indicators, signalling about the charging process. It usually takes a battery screwdriver about 30 minutes to an hour to get fully charged. The big advantage is having two batteries at hand and using each of the batteries without interrupting the workflow. As a rule, an electric screwdriver comes ready to use with just a few bits of the main calibre and a special carrying case for easy storage and transportation.

Bosch 603957770

Use the Tool the Way You Want

Let's look at this cordless screwdriver by Bosch. As you might have understood, this tool comes with a Li-Ion battery with the capacity of 7.2V. Its power drives the screws into softwood with a torque up to 6 Nm and up to 10 Nm for hardwood. The no-load speed amounts to about 230 RPM and allows quick fulfillment of any bolting or screwdriving tasks. The tool features the dial that allows setting one of 10 torque levels. Of course, the higher level you set, the shorter the battery runtime is. The capacity of the battery is 1.3 Ah. We would say that this screwdriver can be used even when it's off, that's possible thanks to the "Auto-Lock" system that locks the spindle until the On/Off switch is pressed, so you can drive screws manually. The forward/reverse switch is traditionally placed near the power switch, and the LED work light is in the lower part of the handle; it switches on each time the On/Off switch is pressed. Having examined the plastic case of this screwdriver, we revealed 10 bits and the charging station that will charge the tool within 5 hours. Also, a special indicator on the tool will inform you when the charge is full.

So, the Bosch PSR 7.2 is a marvellous choice for those who need a convenient, compact, and efficient screwdriver. Even when the battery runs flat, the screwdriver can be used as its manual analogue.

Review of Bosch 603957770 Cordless Screwdriver

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Bosch 603957770
Bosch 603957770
 

VonHaus Electric Screwdriver

Be Always Ready For Repairs

The VonHaus electric screwdriver is the next model in our review. It features the battery of 1.5 Ah capacity for a long performance during repairs or assembly works. The chuck rotary speed can reach 210 RPM, which is enough for most screwdriving tasks, and the torque of 4.5 Nm will ensure quite an intense driving force. Reviewing this screwdriver, we established that it can be charged via a USB port, and its version must not be less than 3.0. Nevertheless, the kit includes the charger that is able to fully charge the tool within 3-5 hours. Apart from that, the kit includes a convenient holster that allows hitching the tool to your belt, similarly to a gun. The storage barrel is one more thing that makes the VonHaus look like a revolver, yet bits are instead of bullets. If you need to extract a bit from the barrel, twist the barrel to choose a bit you need, and push the slider. The bit will be ejected from the barrel with a metal pin. We believe it's incredibly convenient, as all the bits are always at hand. By the way, 9 bits are delivered with the screwdriver and that will be enough for most tasks.

Having examined this model, we got a nice impression of it. Apart from great performance, it will please you with its handiness and you'll be ready for screwdriving any time, having the tool on your belt.

Review of VonHaus Electric Screwdriver

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VonHaus Electric Screwdriver
VonHaus Electric Screwdriver
 

Bosch IXO Cordless Screwdriver

Choose the Best Lighting Mode

Let's review another electric screwdriver designed with a typical German accuracy and thoroughness, the Bosch IXO. It has a power-saving motor, so a 3.6V battery is enough to feed it. Notwithstanding, this tool will please you with its fast performance, delivering a screwdriving speed of 215 RPM. In addition to minor repairs of your home equipment, you'll be able to attach any parts to materials of different hardness. So, the tool will provide 3 Nm of torque for driving screws into soft materials, while the torque of 4.5 Nm will be generated for hardwood. As you might have noticed, the Bosch IXO is pretty small, and its weight is just 300 g. As for conveniences, we'd like to note a handy lighting solution. The cover of the chuck features the LED light with 2 lighting modes. The light provides an option of either spotted or scattered light. Thus, you'll be able to choose the mode that fits your needs. The upper part of the Bosch tool features the charge level indicator that will remind you when the tool's battery runs low. By the way, the battery can be charged by tools with a USB 3.0 port, yet we recommend using the charger that will charge the tool within nearly 3 hours. The rigid metal case the screwdriver comes in contains the set of bits that allow working right after a purchase.

In general, this electric screwdriver will be a fantastic purchase for any homemaker who wishes to have an efficient and ready-to-run tool.

Review of Bosch IXO Cordless Screwdriver

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Bosch IXO Cordless Screwdriver
Bosch IXO Cordless Screwdriver
 

BLACK+DECKER CS3651LC

This Tool is Always at Your Service

When it comes to electric screwdrivers, the Black & Decker company can't be omitted as it owns a well-known brand DeWALT dedicated to making power tools. The CS3651LC features a usual 3.6 V battery of the 1.5 Ah capacity. The speed is a bit lower than most tools and amounts to 180 RPM, yet the torque is higher, 5 Nm. Thus, the CS3651LC works a bit slow but it can still drive a screw into any kind of wood. The tool is fitted with a LED work light to help you direct the bit to a screw quicker. Also, the screwdriver features a 3-position forward/reverse slider located on its top and there is a design feature we would like to tell you about. If you set the slider to the central position, it blocks the chuck but activates the work light. So, you can use the tool as a flashlight to illuminate the surroundings. The standby time of this cordless screwdriver is another outstanding feature. A full charging takes about 15 hours and the tool's battery will keep the charge for 18 months, so you can grab this screwdriver any time you wish without waiting. The package includes the charger and 3 bits, yet no carrying case is supplied.

Finally, we should say it's a wonderful and efficacious screwdriver that will be ready to help you proceed with many repairing jobs and furniture assembly.

Review of BLACK+DECKER CS3651LC Electric Screwdriver

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BLACK+DECKER CS3651LC
BLACK+DECKER CS3651LC
 

Duratool D01673

Screwdriving Set For Any Occasion

This cordless screwdriver by Duratool is the last model of our review. It is equipped with a performing electric motor powered by a 4.8 V battery. This power is sufficient to drive screws into soft and hard wood, as well as fibreboards, chipboards, and other woodwork. The chuck rotary speed is about 150 RPM. Our team used similar screwdrivers to disassemble small appliances with scores of tiny screws, and we can say that this one is a great pick for amateur electronic engineers. You'll be able to use bits up to 6.25 mm in diameter with this tool, and the package includes a great set of bits. Indeed, paying a moderate price, you'll get a performing screwdriver and the aluminium case with 102 bits inside that will be more than enough for nearly any assembly task. Considering the tool's usability, we can mention a LED light, 3 battery indicator lights, and a rubber-coated grip for comfortable handling. What is more, the tool features the overload protection that will extend the life of the motor and the entire gear.

So, this model will be a great choice for those who use a screwdriver as a principal worktool. The lightness, power, and a lot of bits will let you accomplish any screwdriving task quickly and comfortably.

Review of Duratool D01673 Cordless Screwdriver with Accessories

Duratool D01673
Duratool D01673
 
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Publish Date: 2017-08-02 13:12:16