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My partner purchased this a few years back from eBay for around £10. Having a look around online it was hard to get much information on the availability and the prices, as Amazon are no longer selling the screwdriver, and the only place I could find it for sale was on eBay with prices starting from £6.
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* Spindle lock for manual use if desired and for greater control when starting and finishing screws
* Forward/Reverse slide switch for easy screwdriving and screw removal
* Planetary gearing delivers 20 pounds of torque and 150 RPM
* Narrow nose piece for extended reach in tight places
* Jam pot construction for added durability
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After moving into our new home a year ago, having to reassemble small tables, bookcases, shelves etc all seemed a little daunting. With my partner having to work overtime during that period it meant I had to organise the house and try my best to assemble as many small furniture items as I can, and after roaming around the tool box I came across this Black & Decker Cordless Screwdriver.
The screwdriver is has a plastic body which is also the handle and is blue coloured. The metal end is attached to a plastic black cap that connected onto the plastic body. There is metal plate that displays the volt, the brand name and arrows to enable easy use. The slider switch is located on the body and easy to reach while still grasping onto the tool.
The first thing I like about this screwdriver is the fact that it operates wirelessly, meaning no wires restricting your distance and no need to be situated near the mains during use, therefore I found it very convenient to use. The cordless screwdriver has rechargeable battery which basically needs recharging using a rechargeable cable before it can be used. Me and my partner both find that recharging it overnight does the trick, otherwise it would take a good few hours to recharge during the day which is not the best time when you do most of the assembling during the day. I admit the recharging time was a little bit surprising, considering it is a small device it still takes approx 3-4 hours to charge fully.
During use the battery would last a reasonable amount of time, screwing approx 80 screws before it needs to be popped back in recharge. I found it helped me assemble my small shelves and a few small tables before it needed recharging again, which in my opinion wasn't too bad, however my partner finds it annoying as he uses it more than me and finds using this to assemble a number of larger items that have many screws means it just doesn't last long enough and doesn't do the job as well as a powerful drill. Therefore I wouldn't recommend using this if you have lots of screwing to do, as chances are you would get just as irritated as my partner did, however for the occasional use it is great.
The Screwdriver has a single speed of 150 rpm and drives in a rotating action which uses a 2.4 volt. It is reasonably powerful and can easily rotate screws into pre drilled holes. I found that it screwed the screws into the holes fairly quickly and did so tightly, it is faster than using a manual screwdriver but not quite as fast as more powerful drills. When using this don't expect the screwdriver to do all the work, for example I still had to add a little force while it was rotating the screws in to place, otherwise the chances are the screws would lose grip with the nose piece. The Screwdriver nose piece is thin in size and also comes with a double ended screw part. It holds the screw fairly well while providing a rotating action to push the screw into place or a reverse action to pull a screw out.
One of the key reasons for me opting to use this was that I am not much of a DIY expert and therefore when I saw that it was small and lightweight meant my small girly hands could easily use this. It measures 4.1 x 2.2 x 11.1 inches and weighs approx 1.8 pounds making it very easy to hold and operate even for a DIY novice like me! Especially when you have to assemble an item by yourself, being so lightweight meant it didn't tire out my hands and allowed me to form a good grip on the handle.
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I would say this screwdriver is perfect for occasional DIY uses, however to assemble larger items I would recommend a more powerful device as I don't think cut out for such things due to its battery life. Therefore for screwing back any lose screws and assembling small furniture than this is ideal as it is lightweight and very easy to operate.
I never thought I'd say this about a power tool but this is the handiest gadget that I have in the house. Chuck away your manual screwdrivers that have burred over edges and that take you forever to merely screw a picture to the wall. This gadget will do it in seconds with very little effort indeed. The tool is fully rechargeable as it has a built in battery. It comes complete with 10 interchangeable little attachments that are stored in the plastic box. They are so easy to pop into the cordless screwdriver as the tips are magnetic.
Owning this tool has probably saved me hours when assembling flat packed furniture or unscrewing battery compartments of the kids' toys. Of course this tool isn't the most powerful screwdriver on the market. But it's small enough to keep in our kitchen draw as opposed to me trying to find it in our messy garage last thing at night when I need to use it. I'm actually contemplating on getting a second one so that I can keep it in the car.
Charge time is about 3 hours and the screwdriver does run down very quickly, but then that of course depends on how much you use the thing.
I recommend this top quality, well designed and built tool for any lady out there who wants to get to grips with putting a few pictures up or even proudly assembling a piece of flat packed furniture all by herself. It's effortless to complete most simple jobs.
Purchased at B & Q for £29.99
I bought this to keep in the car as i occassionaly need tools for my work. Black and Decker are obviously a very well known brand but in my experience they are not the best and the price reflects this. Its only 2.4 volts (my cordless hammer drill is 24 volts) so don't expect to build a shed with it!
When it's fully charged its adequate for light work like screwing into existing holes or taking apart and putting together things that are assembled with machine screws.
However, the charge runs down very quickly and takes around three hours to recharge. Sometimes i throw it down out of frustration and pick up a manual screwdriver!
I would say this is a good tool for occasional use if you live on your own in a flat where little maintainence is required or a student living in digs etc. It would suit ladies as its ideal for small hands.
This is another tool that's landed up in my tool collection rather than my husbands. It was his, but since he bought his latest cordless power drill which doubles up as a screwdriver as well, this has been handed down to me. For this reason, I can't actually tell you what we paid for this, but I can say we've had it for quite a few years and it's lasted pretty well, so if you can find one at a good price then it's probably worth going for.
As you've probably gathered from what I've said above, my husband does most of the DIY around our home, but that being said I'm not totally useless and can handle a drill, wire a socket (yes I said socket not plug), and have even tried my hand at plastering when we were doing this place up a few years back - trust me that's not a DIY job it's an art form and all plasterers are artists!
This is quite a handy little power tool, easy to use because there are no leads to get in the way so you don't need to worry about where to plug it in etc. and also really useful when you've got the power switched off while you're doing something too being cordless. It's also not as big or unwealdy as the power drill is to hold so easier for smaller hands or people who struggle with larger power tools, and not too heavy which is good for me as lifting the big power drill up to shoulder height can be a pest of a thing to do.
In terms of how powerful this is - well honestly, not very! I would say this doesn't have anything like the grunt that my husband's power drill does when in use as a screwdriver. It needs charging waaay more often and can do maybe fifty-sixty screws on one charge whereas the drill can do a couple of hundred easily between charges. It's also much slower and packs a lot less punch. Its fine when you've a pre-drilled hole to pop the screw into, but pretty poor if you're trying to direct drive the screw in as it just clutches out and doesn't have the oomph to do the job. This makes it sound like I don't think much of it, but actually I find it a very useful thing to have around, and I don't think it's any worse than most power screwdrivers.
For me, this is a useful tool. It means I can easily re-screw something that's come loose or undo a tight screw by putting this into reverse (check the title if you find it hard to remember which way to go for doing up and undoing). I don't need to wait till my husband is home to borrow his tools or ask him to do it. However, I don't think I'd want to tackle a big job with this as I don't think it would stand up to it well and would probably run out of juice and need charging before I was finished.
In other words this is handy if you want to put a screw in occasionally but wouldn't be suitable if you were using this all the time for work, or even if you were perhaps doing a lot of work doing up a house or something.
When I was a student and was pretty much naïve to the world of DIY and "flat back pack" assembly, it soon became clear to me that what I needed wasn't a basic manual cross head screwdriver, but something a bit more versatile, that could do the job of joining together with a little more speed and precision. When I moved into my first flat and required a few budget furniture pieces, Argos was the first port of call and the choice of furniture was limited to products that I could safely carry out of the shop and put on public transport. This came down to several different products like wheeled trolleys, kitchen worktop trolleys and bedding furniture like a small chest of drawers and at one point those horrendous fabric covered wooden frame open drawers that Argos still sell to this day! Throughout them all however, I'd have never have got past the job of assembly quickly enough without my trusty Black and Decker cordless screwdriver at my side.
The KC9006 is a very well built thick PVC grey/silver "plastic" and rubberised cordless screwdriver and even though it is slightly different to the model shown on Dooyoo, retains the same basic design of being a cordless model supported only by household batteries against default exclusive batteries you'd have to search for! The cordless product has a series of rubber grips built all around the body, allowing you to put your hand at any angle whenever any DIY work is required and well labelled orange coloured buttons that have a universal, easy to understand series of symbols on them, either side of the screwdriver. A double lock slip in battery door at the back of this cordless screwdriver, once pressed, releases the battery holder whereupon 4 AA batteries must be installed to activate the screwdriver. Everything on this screwdriver including the battery door has a very tight flush fitting to it, so you're getting a quality item here, even though it is quite a thick screwdriver by diameter thanks to the bigger, larger AA batteries that this product is required to take.
One screw bit is supplied as standard. This consists of a stainless steel, thick flat head screw head and on the reverse of this "bit pin," a crosshead screw head. Dependent on the need at the time, you simply pull out the bit pin and swap around the pins whenever you need a flat head or cross head screw to remove or install. Pushing it into the top of the screwdriver only needs a gentle process and you may find the Black and Decker's natural magnetic head inside pulls the pin towards it and locks it indefinitely - until you pull it out again if you require the use of either screw head.
When I bought my Black and Decker in 2004, it came already installed with B&D high energy batteries as standard and I recall they lasted up to a year before needing to be replaced. Infact, since 2004, I have only ever changed the batteries twice! At the moment, I have 4 AA Duracell batteries installed and they don't sound as if they are losing power whenever the B&D is used! Thus, the KC2006 is worthwhile seeking out, as it seems to drain battery power ever so slowly. Even when requiring to build up 4 pieces of large furniture like kitchen chairs, a dinning table, TV stand and wall mounts for a microwave, where my KC2006 is used continuously in one-go, the battery power just never seems to fail and the KC2006 is utterly reliable without stopping.
This is also a great tool to rely on when screwing handles to appliances like vacuums and carpet washers! Just takes a couple of seconds to do dependent on the job at hand compared to arm wrenching and often painful measures when a cordless driver can do it for you! It needs no other power other than standard high power AA batteries. It can use rechargeable batteries, but the force in which the heavier pin and motor takes isn't recommended if you want to match the "yearly" to 2 years battery power I've got from mine. When held, the KC2006 weighs on average a total of 354grams. It can feel quite heavy due to the battery pack on board, but this is an issue I feel is of benefit and possibly one reason to why my model continues to go year after year, without complaint.
This cordless screwdriver is not a fast spinner though, even if there's a claimed rotation spin speed of 130rpms. In use, the KC2006 doesn't make much of a noise either, rather just a slight grating as the head rotates. It rotates slowly at a full 6 Volts of power efficiently and precisely, often clicking whenever the screw employed has hit home, and an audible signal to the user that the screwdriver will not turn anymore. The beauty of the Black & Decker is that if you don't want it to automatically turn, there's a twist option that allows you to take over with manually twisting the screwdriver- and thanks to those rubberised grips - you don't need to grasp the KC2006 tightly in order for it to function manually. The twist control at the top also activates like an "off" function for the screwdriver itself, and also acts as a child-proof safety measure incase children pick it up, thinking it might be a toy.
Due to its age, the colouring contrast of silver and black makes it look like a toy, not helped by the its industrial "aged" orange controls - one button showing an arrow upwards to indicate screws to be installed and a reverse arrow button on the other side of the KC2006 that indicates screws to be removed. Dooyoo show an older stock photo here of the original trademark Black and Decker green body with silver accents, but the model shown and my KC2006 are the same. Whenever it is used, the turning action of the Black and Decker often reminds me of a cassette player turning head with the actual visual speed in which this cordless screwdriver moves at, but whilst I can't increase the speed, I've used cordless power drills that have a faster turning speed before and disaster can strike if the spinning rate destroys the screws because of the faster rotations.
The actual bit screw supplied has diameter measurements of 1cm for the heads themselves, but a length of 5cm on a hexagonal body. You can buy optional kits from Black and Decker that would give you more screw heads at different sizes, and I have a kit that I bought off EBay many years ago, carrying the part number "X61382." It is important to note that whatever cost optional parts you do buy for this product, it must have the hexagonal body for it to slide successfully and lock into the Black and Decker KC2006.
As with most things good and reliable, there are a few downsides:
A slight issue, but one of equal considerations is that whilst there is no space on the product to store the bit pin when not required, the Black and Decker holds the pin in indefinitely thanks to its magnetic lock. It will only ever come out if you pull it out!
In layman's terms, the design of this screwdriver is a basic one, very much like a straight-manual screwdriver but with a battery-powered motor that turns the screw head, doing the hard work for you. Therefore the B&D KC9006 lacks the more modern pivotal head where you could attempt DIY work at awkward angles, but I find this not to be much of a downside on the basis that the grips set into the body allow me to get in at awkward angles anyway, but just takes a little more deftness on my part!
There's also no battery indicator on this model, so you're not left to chance to wonder what power the product has left - if it doesn't turn, or has an audible motor that is slowing down, then you'll know it's time to change the batteries!
Another downside is the availability of this product. It came to the UK market in 2001 and sold on Amazon.co.uk since 2004. Thereafter, this cordless screwdriver is strictly one of those power tools that pops up seasonally and should not be confused with the smaller 2 x AA battery powered "red" Black and Decker model that have smaller length heads. Although it cost me £9-99 in 2004, it is now an online-only purchase from EBay.co.uk and holds a price margin of £13-99 to £20-00. Some private hardware shops may still sell this product, but be warned - sellers who charge £28 to £32 are having a joke here, no matter how good this product is!
This is probably one of the best helpers I've ever purchased, in terms of helping me to assemble furniture in a much more comfortable fashion, rather than getting stressed out and giving my hands a real work out when requiring to put lots of furniture together. Over the years of ownership, my KC2006 has been dropped and knocked around, but still, the brand name is clear to see and not many other of the decals have rubbed off. The best part I appreciate however isn't just the performance or the rubberised grips set into the body - but of the surprisingly longevity of the batteries on board and the reliability that the Black and Decker just seems to keep on giving. It is a must for DIY buyers and for anyone who dreads the thought of using a manual screwdriver if it hurts their hands. Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2012
I'm not quite sure how I ended up with the Black & Decker cordless screwdriver, model number 9072CTN. It is one of those devices that you buy for convenience rather than necessity and more often than not, these kind of purchases will get used a couple of times before being put away, never to be used again.
It is a 2.4 volt single speed device that is also reversible. It rotates at a speed of 150 rpm and deliver 2.3ins-lbs torque. It has a narrow nose piece allow access to small crevices and holes whilst using a metal gearcase for added durability. Powered off an internal battery that can be recharged through a mains connection. It is light weight at only 1.25 lbs meaning it can be used by anyone for jobs around the house. It comes complete with double ended screw bit and charger. It also comes with a generous two year manufacturers warranty.
When you look at the figures above, the two things that stands out is the weight and the voltage. DIY products are bulky and power hungry, they have to be to get the job done and to last longer than five minutes. This is run off no power whatsoever and weighs nothing. Therefore it si not something you are goingto use for heavy duty DIY. You can use it for putting furniture together and you will be impressed. What it won't do is put a shelf into a wall withany degree of authority. The product description does seem to indicate it is for low level household DIY.
It also will not last long either. A single charge will give you no more than half an hours continuous use. And if you are halfway through a job, then you are in trouble, because it takes an age to recharge. So keep a screwdriver handy.
It is encased in what was the traditional Black & Decker green toughened plastic with an orange buttton, although the newer versions are coloured orange. It has a textured grip which allows for a more comfortable, controlled usage. Available from amazon.co.uk and other retailers for around the £12 mark. My advice to you however, is if you are thinking of buying an electric screwdriver, avoid this and spend a bit more on something which needs lots power and weighs a lot. It will work out in the long run. Either that or stick with the old screwdriver. If it worked for Noah, it'll work for you!!
had always wanted a cordless screwdriver and I recently treated myself to one. I am an enthusiastic though not particularly good do-it-yourselfer and whilst putting a screw in is not the most tiring thing to do all these things add up and anything which can ease the burden is welcome.
The Black and Decker cost £34.49 from Argos (Catalogue number 710/8857) which puts it at the top of the price range for such screwdrivers. It comes with a wall mounted charger unit and putting this on the wall was the first job I did with the screwdriver. It also has a neat carry and storage case.
There are enough bits included with the screwdriver to do any job you are likely to do. I do have to say though having used the screwdriver you must choose the right bit or the screwdriver will slip off. When it does so and you still have your finger pressed on the button you can do a lot of damage either to the screw or to the piece you are working on. So be careful. Assuming all is OK and you have got a good connection with screw bit head to screw then it soon whizzes the screw in (or out) as necessary.
The screwdriver has only one speed but has five different torque settings depending on what you are screwing into. So far I have not found any difficulty with what I have used the screwdriver for. I do find I do not use the cordless screwdriver for every job. There are still jobs which are just too small needing perhaps one screw putting in but if you have a lot of screwing to do then the Black and Decker cordless is a great help.
Is it worth £34 when there are budget models available around £15? Probably not but I would hope the durability of the Black and Decker will pay longer term dividends. Time will tell.
BLACK AND DECKER CORDLESS SCREWDRIVER As a disabled person with limited mobility of my right side, I found that this type of screwdriver was one of my essential tools. This is my second screwdriver and I have found it very easy to use but it is very important to keep it fully charged, because there is nothing more frustrating not being able to finish the job. One problem with this is it needs clear space directly above the screw due to the length of the tool and holding it sometimes can be difficult,I prefer the type that have a pistol grip. Charging this driver was very rapid and the torque produced ample for most types of screwing job and material being used. The accessories provided ie bits,need to be used carefully and the bits are easy broken and can stick to screw heads which means they can fall and get lost.These are things that I have experianced. Overall I would not be without this screwdriver.
18 months ago I bought a 12V Black and Decker cordless hammer drill/screwdriver. This cost £90 and came with a smart 1 hour charger. With this charger, it detects when the battery is charged and swtiches to a trickle current, which saves the battery from being damaged by over charging. I recently bought a similar electric drill for £30. This doesn't have the hammer action, so it won't be any good for masonry, and the charger is a dumb one that takes 3 hours and will destroy the battery if you leave it on for too long. However, the battery fits with the other drill and for that alone its probably worth having. One thing I've noticed with the new drill is that doesn't have a 2 speed gearbox like my old drill. This means that it?s a bit slow for drilling when you want a high speed and a bit fast for using as a screwdriver. Since I've owned these drills, I've hardly used my old corded drill at all. Its much nice to not have to worry about the flex with young kids around. There are times when you _need_ a corded drill - to drill into concrete, but its pretty rare.
Firstly, the Black & Decker cordless screwdriver I have is slightly different from the one pictured, but it's much the same so I'll write the review anyway. The first question you might ask yourself is, why waste money on a cordless screwdriver? I'll try to answer that. At home, we added an extension to the house to give an extra bedroom. We bought a whole set of flat packed furniture which of course needed assembled. I decided to invest in a Black & Decker cordless screwdriver, I thought it was better to invest a little more and get a decent DIY brandname. I simply bought the screwdriver on it own with a reversible screwbit, giving you a straight head and a cross head to use. I then assembled all the flat packed furniture with it and what a difference it makes. It makes building the units much faster and hassle free, plus the once the furniture is finished it feels very solid. I have bought a second cordless screwdriver, exactly the same as the first but with a box of different screwbits. The original screwdriver works fine, but I lost the screwbit. The screwdriver runs off a rechargeable battery, both the battery and charger are supplied. The screwdriver will last as lpong as you can basically, if you use it day after day without charging it obviously it will run out of power. As long as you set it to charge up after a busy day's work it'll be ready for another day's usage. With regards to quality of the screwdriver, it fells solid an well made. I have used both the one I have a lot and neither of them have ever failed me. If you are doing any sort of activity that involces a lot of screwing this is an excellent product to buy, it make the job so much easier and puts the screws in tighter and faster than any human can.
This is a must for anyone who is considering buying any flat-pack furniture. I struggled for years without a power screwdriver but after a trip to MFI sale I ordered rather too much furniture for both bedrooms and my office. When all the flat-packs arrived one of the delivery guys said I hope you’ve got an electric screwdriver. I had to agree and promptly popped out to B&Q for the Black and Decker electric screwdriver. This rechargeable power driver worked well with six torque settings to adjust the amount of power applied to the screws. The screwdriver came with a good selection of nine interchangeable bits (three sizes for each of the three types Philips, Pozi-drive and slotted). There is a magnetic barrel too so that you can stick a screw on the end of the bit and use the screwdriver to offer it up to the hole it space is tight to hold it in place with your other hand. This has not made the job easier to assemble all this furniture but rather made it possible. Otherwise, half of the units would still be in the flat-packs in which they were delivered. No more blisters for me! But if I didn’t already have a power drill I think I would have bought a combined drill-driver as the trigger-style handle would make it even easier to apply high torque to screws. This driver still will go into places where there is not enough room for a drill-driver so I am still very pleased with it.
I have just broken my second Black and Decker cordless screwdriver. Compared to a humble screwdriver it's a complicated tool. The more bits and pieces in it the more to go wrong. They are great time and effort savers when they are fully charged up and working,especially when doing a large job like fitting a new kitchen, but how many times do you fit a new kitchen? I do more small jobs like fitting a plug or putting up a shelf, a simple screwdriver will do most jobs easily. I don't want a new cordless that only lasts a couple of years, for the same price I can get couple of really good quality ordinary screwdrivers that will last me a lifetime.
Great toy for men...well it is for mine! For years we done without one, then my Dad gave him one. I suppose it was a good thing. In the past if a plug needed changing, I`d get a knife & do it...he`d pretend he had noticed. But now! it`s, "I`ll do that" off he goes gets the electric screwdriver, fine, but if it`s not charged we have to wait for it, I tell him I`ll get a knife...but no, can`t do a proper job with a knife! They are good though, when our Self Assemble bedroom units had to be made, I know it really made the job quicker with all the handles & screws on them. I just hope the novelty doesn`t wear off, and it keeps him happy for years to come. Every man should have one!