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Challenge Cordless Screwdriver - 3.6V - £10 + free Click and Collect / £3.95 delivered @ Argos
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Challenge Cordless Screwdriver - 3.6V - £10 + free Click and Collect / £3.95 delivered @ Argos

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Posted 18th Jun
Ideal for when you need to make quick fixes around the home, this cordless screwdriver is perfect for smaller jobs like putting up flat pack furniture. Drive in screws easily (it also has a reverse gear for removing them) and when you're done you can charge it again conveniently with the with USB charger. Charging takes 5 hours.

Forward and reverse settings and a single speed switch means this tool is ideal for screwdriving and assembly work.

Supplied with a 3-5 hour USB charger, this screwdriver is perfect for many jobs around the home. The screwdriver has an LED light that is activated when you press the trigger, helping you to work in lower light areas.

  • 3.6V battery power.
  • 1 speed setting.
  • Reverse function.
  • LED power indicator.
  • Accessories included: 2 x 50mm bits, 1 battery charger.
  • Size H9, W21.5, D4.8cm.
  • Weight 0.33kg.
  • Batteries required: Li-Ion x 1 (included) .
  • Fully charged in up to 5 hours.
  • Charger included.
  • Manufacturer's 1 year guarantee (excludes professional use).
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All you need is a CHALLENGE for all your DIY jobs
DIY is always a CHALLENGE for me but I love my Bosch IXO too much to change
I BOUGHT A ROSE ARCH FOR THE GARDEN WEEKS AGO AND TOOK ONE LOOK AT ALL THE SCREWS AND STILL NOT STARTED IT
You'd barely be able to screw into butter this thing. Don't waste your money, go for something with a bit more power.
vraxxos18/06/2020 11:36

You'd barely be able to screw into butter this thing. Don't waste your …You'd barely be able to screw into butter this thing. Don't waste your money, go for something with a bit more power.


Maybe slightly overstated but I'd agree with the underlying point. A cheap cordless like this will only work on things that would be trivially easy to do by hand; you'd likely be better off spending £10 on a ratchet hand screwdriver which will give you a set of different bits as well if you don't already have one. If you do enough with a screwdriver to benefit from a power tool then even a budget battery ~£40 combi drill or drill driver would be vastly better. It gives the option to pilot drill screw holes or even drill holes for wall plugs, will have a pair of better batteries, and will be able to provide around 10x the torque making it faster and able to work with bigger screws.
Normal price for a tool of dubious value. Why the hot votes?
N1AK18/06/2020 11:54

Maybe slightly overstated but I'd agree with the underlying point. A cheap …Maybe slightly overstated but I'd agree with the underlying point. A cheap cordless like this will only work on things that would be trivially easy to do by hand; you'd likely be better off spending £10 on a ratchet hand screwdriver which will give you a set of different bits as well if you don't already have one. If you do enough with a screwdriver to benefit from a power tool then even a budget battery ~£40 combi drill or drill driver would be vastly better. It gives the option to pilot drill screw holes or even drill holes for wall plugs, will have a pair of better batteries, and will be able to provide around 10x the torque making it faster and able to work with bigger screws.


Any recommendations of where I could pick up a half decent combi drill for about £40?
brianbeat18/06/2020 12:47

Any recommendations of where I could pick up a half decent combi drill for …Any recommendations of where I could pick up a half decent combi drill for about £40?


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brianbeat18/06/2020 12:47

Any recommendations of where I could pick up a half decent combi drill for …Any recommendations of where I could pick up a half decent combi drill for about £40?


Honestly, you probably can get a budget combi-drill that is sufficient for occassional DIY use (certainly more than a £10 cordless screwdriver) but whether that is half-decent depends on what you consider decent to mean. Toolstation have a drill driver for £30 (only 1 12V battery) for £30 currently toolstation.com/bau…914. The 18V combi is £45 but I wasn't sure if it had a hammer setting and it it didn't then the MacAllister combi screwfix are selling for £50 isn't a bad option. Tool deals seem to be pretty limited since the start of COVID so I'd be tempted to hold out a while longer if you don't have an urgent need.

I try not to advocate more expensive tools if I can help it. I do quite a lot of DIY and I hate buying something then having to upgrade because it wasn't good enough (as recently with a Aldi special jigsaw) but to be honest I'd be able to do almost everything I do with tools like the above. With hindsight I actually made the mistake of buying into Milwaukee brushless (not FUEL) I temporarily lost my ability to think rationally and got a Combi/Impact set. They are fantastic tools but I could have spent £50-75 less on a Makita/Dewalt set that would still have been more than good enough for me at the time, and adding additional tools would be cheaper as now I'm in Milwaukee eco-system which is for serious professionals who can justify serious money for the relatively small improvement over lower tier tools. I've learnt my lesson and tend to go for tools that are just above entry grade (£250 Evolution Rage 5S table saw vs a naff £170 budget one or a fantastic £600 Dewalt or similar battery one).
N1AK18/06/2020 14:14

Honestly, you probably can get a budget combi-drill that is sufficient for …Honestly, you probably can get a budget combi-drill that is sufficient for occassional DIY use (certainly more than a £10 cordless screwdriver) but whether that is half-decent depends on what you consider decent to mean. Toolstation have a drill driver for £30 (only 1 12V battery) for £30 currently https://www.toolstation.com/bauker-12v-li-ion-cordless-drill-driver/p83914. The 18V combi is £45 but I wasn't sure if it had a hammer setting and it it didn't then the MacAllister combi screwfix are selling for £50 isn't a bad option. Tool deals seem to be pretty limited since the start of COVID so I'd be tempted to hold out a while longer if you don't have an urgent need.I try not to advocate more expensive tools if I can help it. I do quite a lot of DIY and I hate buying something then having to upgrade because it wasn't good enough (as recently with a Aldi special jigsaw) but to be honest I'd be able to do almost everything I do with tools like the above. With hindsight I actually made the mistake of buying into Milwaukee brushless (not FUEL) I temporarily lost my ability to think rationally and got a Combi/Impact set. They are fantastic tools but I could have spent £50-75 less on a Makita/Dewalt set that would still have been more than good enough for me at the time, and adding additional tools would be cheaper as now I'm in Milwaukee eco-system which is for serious professionals who can justify serious money for the relatively small improvement over lower tier tools. I've learnt my lesson and tend to go for tools that are just above entry grade (£250 Evolution Rage 5S table saw vs a naff £170 budget one or a fantastic £600 Dewalt or similar battery one).


@N1AK Thanks for the in depth feedback... makes sense
RUSSt18/06/2020 12:53

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RUSSt18/06/2020 12:53

IS THIS ANY USE TO YOU ? …IS THIS ANY USE TO YOU ? https://www.screwfix.com/p/mac-allister-mscd18-li-2-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/317fx


RUSSt18/06/2020 12:53

IS THIS ANY USE TO YOU ? …IS THIS ANY USE TO YOU ? https://www.screwfix.com/p/mac-allister-mscd18-li-2-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/317fx


Cheers and looks pretty decent for what I would need it for anyway
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