“ Brand: Argos / Product Type: Corded Screwdriver „
Living in a house that is more than just a few years old now, it has come to the time when little jobs need doing aound the place to keep it all tip-top, neat and tidy. This involves a little bit of drilling, a little bit of filling in cracks and a little bit of screwing and tightening up. And of course, Mrs.Sparky wants new bedroom furniture and then she wants her computer desk taken apart...the list is endless!
When my old Electric screwdriver died, I never really bothered to replace it but, with an insurmountable list of D.I.Y jobs piling up, I decided I had better find myself a replacement. Many of the jobs I have to do are fiddly, small jobs that don't require a great deal of effort just take a bit of time, so I didn't want to splash out and spend too much on something too powerful as all I needed was something to ease my way a little bit. When I saw this in Argos then for only £5.99, I figured it was ideal!
It does take a while to charge up the battery, the instruction booklet says 3-5 hours, but I tend to always leave anything like this charging overnight anyway so that's no real problem. I do think however that if you DO have a lot of jobs on then this paticular model can use the battery a little quicker than some I have used previously. But it comes with 5 assorted heads, has a fair bit of oomph for what you pay for and certainly makes your life a hell of a lot easier than screwing and unscrewing manually.
As far as design goes, I like it. It fits comfortably in my hand, has a nice moulded grip that has just the right amount of give, and is flexible enough to deal with some of the more awkward, tight spaces you might find yourself getting into during the course of your D.I.Y experiences!
True, it is a little basic but for the money you pay for this, I think it is perfectly good value! A similar Electric screwdriver that I bought from Tesco was nowhere near as good and I ended up taking it back for a refund! This is far superior and don't let the words "value Range" put you off in the slightest!
Like I say, for bigger jobs you might want something a tad more expensive that gives you a bit more power but for simple, little jobs this is ideal!
I am not big on the DIY side of things but I do have a few power tools in but nothing that makes me want to fix anything around the house. However, I have a few odd jobs sometimes that need to be done and that is why I invested in this Argos Value range 3.6V Screwdriver, it isn't very big but it is classed as a power tool. It isn't too expensive for this little screwdriver which is also great so if you do need a few odd jobs to get fixed then it really is worth looking into this little gadget to help you out.
This screwdriver is small and curved, almost in the shape of a boomerang and it has a red button on the side and then you change the heads at the top. It weighs 2.3kg and does require batteries but it is very easy to set up and it isn't too heavy in weight, it is actually quite light. The screwdriver comes with five different metal heads, three star shaped heads and then two flat ones so you get a bit of variety for the price. It does only come in the black colour but I'm not bothered as I bought it for the tool not the colour.
ARGOS VALUE 3.6V SCREWDRIVER
Now, this screwdriver didn't take me long to set up at all, it was literally a case of plug and use as you just need to let it charge. I think the best way to do it is to let it charge overnight so that it is fully charged and also ready to use without having to wait around on it. It does last for a good while once it is charged but if you don't want to charge overnight then it will be charged enough to use in a couple of hours which really isn't too long of a waiting time when you know it'll last.
The screwdriver is nice and small and so it is comfortable to hold when using. I have used quite a few of the heads on it now and they are easy to fit onto the screwdriver Once it is on, it is quite powerful really which I was surprised about as being smaller and a value range, I wasn't expecting much. I have now used this screwdriver for quite a number of jobs around the house, I used it to put up curtain rails and also to help me put blinds up, and it worked well on both tasks.
The screwdriver is slightly noisy but no louder than a normal drill, it does make a sound but it isn't exactly deafening, just what you would expect from all tools. The jobs I used this screwdriver on are still going strong, my curtain rails are still hanging very securely and I have to thank this little screwdriver for finishing these jobs for me. I wouldn't have expected such good results but I am very impressed with this little gadget and I would gladly recommend it to other people.
I think this is a great option for people who are not so confident in DIY and that are slightly intimidated by power tools that are too big and complex. This is quite simple and easy to use, so you shouldn't have any major issues with it. There is a charging indicator on this screwdriver so that you can follow it and it has a foldable handle also on it to make life easier and more compact. I really couldn't fault this little tool and I am happy that I bought it now and will use it again
This screwdriver costs £5.99 from Argos stores which isn't a bad price at all for it and it can be reserved online at local stores.
The official Argos website is http://www.argos.co.uk
Corded: yes / Argos 3.6V Screwdriver