Ryobi is coming out with a new Tek4 4-volt cordless right angle screwdriver (HP64LK). The new driver features an ultra-compact form factor for use in tight and hard to reach spaces, an easy-change 1/4″ hex bit chuck, LED worklight, and 3-position forward/reverse/LED-only mode.
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The kit comes with the HP64L right angle driver, a single AP4001 4-volt rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AP4800 charger, and two 1″ hex screwdriver bits, and will retail for $49.97.
Additional Technical Specs
- “Tri-Beam” LED lights for shadow-free illimunation
- Variable speed trigger
- 10-hour charging time (additional batteries are available separately)
- 10-3/8″ length
- 3-3/4″ head length
- Weighs 1.35 lbs
We posted about Ryobi’s Tek4 line of 4V Li-ion power tools back in 2009, again in 2011, and a couple of times in between. It looked like the Tek4 line might be down for the count, but it’s good to see new additions to the platform.
The new driver doesn’t look ground-breakingly innovative, but it definitely looks appealing. Unless the sense of scale given by the 1″ bits is misleading, the new right angle driver looks almost pocketable. I wish the kit included a nice belt holster, as this looks like the type of cordless driver that would be great for technicians and installers who like to travel light.
Ryobi’s new Airstrike cordless brad nailer was a clear winner around Father’s Day, and it looks like Ryobi might have another bestseller with this driver.