Over at Home Depot, they have quite a few tool deals today, as part of a Green Monday deal of the day. There was one listing that stood out as being unfamiliar to me – a new Ryobi 4V cordless screwdriver set (HP74L).
Ryobi has had similar tools before – 4V-class cordless screwdrivers – but this one stands out because of the attachments it comes with.
What we have here is a Ryobi 4V multi-head cordless screwdriver set, and at the time of this posting it’s a “special buy” at $35 with free shipping.
Home Depot’s listing says that this new Ryobi driver has 3 head attachments. To me, it looks to have a basic 1/4″ hex bit holder built-in, and with two tool attachments that can lock in to it.
The set comes with a right angle screwdriving attachment, and an offset attachment for reaching into tighter corners.
You also get a charging cable for the built-in battery, 10 screwdriver bits, and a carrying case.
The micro USB charging cable can work with any of the chargers or charging ports you might already have.
Additional features include a built-in LED worklight, cordless drill-style forward and reverse switch, large squeeze-trigger, and 1.3Ah battery (built-in).
The motor speed is 200 RPM, and the language suggests that this is a fixed non-variable speed tool.
There is no information about maximum torque, but tools like this tend to deliver ~40 in-lbs of max torque.
It is not perfectly clear, but from the other product photos, the screwdriver attachment heads look like they could be adjustable.
Price: $35 with free shipping
Home Depot says that the price was $40, but we cannot verify that. $35 seems like a very good price for what you get – a USB-rechargeable cordless screwdriver with 2 attachments, 10 bits, and a case.
While this is surprising release, there isn’t anything revolutionary about this Ryobi kit, as similar features and attachments have been available in Bosch IXO (internationally) and Skil (USA, until recently) offerings for quite a few years.
Still, the price on this kit appears to be very good, and the attachments could very well come in handy. And if they don’t, $35 is a much lower investment than other brands’ 12V-class and 18V-class multi-head cordless screwdrivers and drills.