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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!
Corded: yes / Argos 3.6V Screwdriver