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Ryobi 4V Cordless Screwdriver £27 @ B&Q instore or C&C
Ryobi 4V Cordless Screwdriver £27 @ B&Q instore or C&C

Ryobi 4V Cordless Screwdriver £27 @ B&Q instore or C&C

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After buying and returning the Bosch deal shared here last week for just over £20 I thought I'd source one of these.

Most important feature for me, and one the Bosch omits, is a 12 position torque switch - no more stripped threads or heads with this.

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why did you return the Bosch screwdriver? I bought one of those.

Original Poster

timmybp

why did you return the Bosch screwdriver? I bought one of those.



The case was badly dented, now that on it's own would have been fine but the screwdriver itself was pretty tame in the flesh.

Albeit knowingly it had no clutch there was some info re speed control dependent on trigger pressure - nope - it's either on or off. Had it been more like £15 I'd have called the Bosch a bargain but for the £22 I paid from Amazon I was disappointed.

Wonder how they get 4 volt, don't know of any 4 volt cells or combinations that add up to 4 volt

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gazdoubleu

Wonder how they get 4 volt, don't know of any 4 volt cells or … Wonder how they get 4 volt, don't know of any 4 volt cells or combinations that add up to 4 volt



marketing ploy maybe? As in somewhere in the blurb it'll say 4v at 90% capacity rather than the usual 3.6/3.7 nominal voltage other brands use (perhaps).

capriboycraig

marketing ploy maybe? As in somewhere in the blurb it'll say 4v at 90% … marketing ploy maybe? As in somewhere in the blurb it'll say 4v at 90% capacity rather than the usual 3.6/3.7 nominal voltage other brands use (perhaps).

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​Yeah probably. Been wary of Ryobi after buying a strimmer online which was really badly balanced and terribly tuned. Needed to buy a special carb tool to reset the mixture and always ran a bit rough

gazdoubleu

Wonder how they get 4 volt, don't know of any 4 volt cells or … Wonder how they get 4 volt, don't know of any 4 volt cells or combinations that add up to 4 volt



​It's a yank thing. They also describe 10.8 tools as being 12v and 18v tools as being 20v.

I've had this for some time now and it's great, I find myself reaching for this more often than not.

I also own one of these. Extremely handy, battery lasts ages and surprisingly powerful. As mentioned, the torque setting is really useful.

Excellent little screwdriver.

thanks op. my old Hitachi 10.8v drill I had for almost 10yr finally reached the end of its life yesterday, looks like a good replacement for lightweight screwdriver/drilling. though I decided to get it off Amazon instead in the end, they are selling one with case and extra drill bits for £36.

Waste of money battery doesn't last and hardly the strength to undo some screws.

End up using my 18v makita.

mmk1125

thanks op. my old Hitachi 10.8v drill I had for almost 10yr finally … thanks op. my old Hitachi 10.8v drill I had for almost 10yr finally reached the end of its life yesterday, looks like a good replacement for lightweight screwdriver/drilling. though I decided to get it off Amazon instead in the end, they are selling one with case and extra drill bits for £36.


If your planning on drilling into Balsa wood yes!

got the bosch but wish i had waited for the current one at homebase for about 7 quid for the amount of times i'll use it

Original Poster

InTheKnow444

SPEND A FEW QUID MORE AND GET THIS … SPEND A FEW QUID MORE AND GET THIS INSTEADhttp://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/guild-cdt218g-li-ion-cordless-drill-driver---18v-464550



I've got a 14.4v angled drill/driver - it's great but like the one you linked relatively large and heavy - plus it lives in the shed with all the other tools etc. For me the benefit of the ryobi etc is it's smaller and will happily live in one a drawer in the house, quickly accessible for those little jobs as needed.

Ive had one years picked it up off Amazon for around £15 its a nice looking and well built screw driver but the battery doesnt last very long and it never has.

Great bit of kit. bought one a while ago. very handy when you don't need a full drill/impact driver power.
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