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When it comes to doing such things as putting up a flatpack we all know that it's a bit of a trial when you have to screw 645 screws into all the wood which results in blisters from the constant screwing... (easy now).
That's when a power driver comes in handy, and this one is one of those that is handy.
This one is shaped like most power drivers, with the battery fixed inside the handle.
The trigger is on the front of the handle, with a directional button just to the side of the trigger, and slightly up a bit.
The motor itself sits above the handle with the chuck sitting at the front....
It has a 10mm hex- chuck with NO torque settings which means it's likely you'll screw through the wood if you're not careful.
There's a little LED light that shines on the screwing area so that you can get into those awkward places. This light is small but it does light up the area needed.
The handle has a lovely soft feel to it which makes long screwing times a more gently matter.
Charging take about 2 hours and for that you get about 10 minutes of screwing time at full power. From then on you're on your own
The one I had was a 4.8 volt version and is as powerful as a gnats fart in gale force winds.
The cost of this driver is about £20 which too much for the annoyance that this one brings when it comes to tightening more than two screws every couple of hours.
If you're looking for a driver then look elsewhere as this one should not even be on the shelve in the local pound plus shop
~ My Opinion ~
After many years of using manual screwdrivers I thought it was about time I gave my hands a break from twister and squeezing. I always hated getting rubber burns on my palms and then risking my life when squeezing hard on the screwdriver whilst pressing hard to get a screw to go into the wall whilst being close to my neck.
So I decided to treat myself to a screwdriver that would prevent injury and harm to myself whilst being able to just stand and hold the drill like object until the screw goes into the wall. Still requires a bit of pressing for those walls which are made out iron and refuse to allow you to prick them with anything but still it goes in whether it likes it or not.
~ Battery Life ~
So far I have had it a few days and the battery works fine so I assume it has a long lasting battery life but still unsure what constitutes long batter life with electric screwdrivers (bet doctor who would know).
~ Power and Speed ~
The speed is enough to screw things into walls and the power is just enough although for anything more durable you are going to need a proper drill. The number of screwdriver bits isn't that great and hence the lower rating at a four but still for the price I cannot complain one bit (pardon the pun).
~ Best Deals and cost ~
I bought my Challenge Cordless Screwdriver a few days ago and I am quite satisfied with the way it works looks and handles. I bought my screwdriver from Amazon for a massive amount of £8.99 (bargain). I also managed to get free posting and came well packaged and on time too.
~ Interesting Facts ~
- 4.8V, Max torque 3.5Nm, with reverse function
- LED power & Battery indicator. LED Mini Torch
- Spindle lock type & Soft grip handle.
- Accessories included: 3 x screwdriver bits.
- Batteries required: Ni-Cd (included).3 to 5hr charging time
~ Useful Web links ~
~ Conclusion ~
Overall the quality isn't the best but this little screwdriver will prevent skin removal, burning palms and prevent rage outbursts when your screw doesn't go in the wall. It has 3 bits which are enough for me but maybe not Bob the builder. The power, speed and durability is great and the price is decent too which is great for those people with a little bit of spare cash in their pocket.
It comes with a 4.8V torque and a mini torch which is great for playing Ghostbusters (sorry screwing in the dark). It takes around 5-6 hours to get full charge which is what I did when I first got the screwdriver.
Corded: yes / Challenge 4.8V Screwdriver