Hammerhead has come out with a handheld cordless rechargeable screwdriver with some interesting built-in features. The big thing about this Hammerhead cordless screwdriver is its Circuit Sensor, a non-contact voltage detector, which might make it a good choice for working around outlets and switches.
The Hammerhead screwdriver’s Circuit Sensor can detect current in live wires from up to 1″ away, with both a warning buzzer sound and LED lights.
It also features LED worklights, a wire bending hole, a wire stripper, and standard 1/4″ screwdriver bit holder. It comes with a magnetic bit holder and 9pc screwdriver bit kit.
They’re calling this the Swiss Army Knife of Screwdrivers.
The Hammerhead cordless screwdriver doesn’t have a traditional trigger switch, it has a fingertip-twisted collar switch. Twist the power switch right or left to drive a fastener in that direction. Or lay your hands off the trigger and you should be able to use it as a manual driver if or where needed.
The 4V (4V Max, 3.6V nominal?) battery is built-in, and is recharged via a standard USB charging port.
- 230 RPM no-load speed
- 100-230V AC voltage detection range
- 12-20 AWG wire stripping capacity
- 9 AWG max wire bending capacity
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While you probably have never heard of Hammerhead before, unless you bought the Hammerhead Switch, a 2-in-1 impact driver and power hammer, their parent company is quite experienced when it comes to power tools. Chervon tools makes Ego lawn & garden outdoor power tools, a number of Craftsman power tools, and power tools for several other brands.
There are several unique features built into the Hammerhead cordless screwdriver, and with seemingly thoughtful designs.
The power switch is different from the trigger and reversing switch you’ll find on other brands’ cordless screwdrivers, but it’s also not quite as revolutionary as the gyroscopic controls you’ll find on the Black & Decker Gyro or Dewalt 8V Max pivoting gyroscopic screwdriver that I reviewed. Still, it seems intuitive to use.
What do you think? Is this fit for the toybox or toolbox?