Over at Home Depot, Ryobi just came out with a new cordless screwdriver, the QuickTurn. The Ryobi QuickTurn (HP44L) is a 4V cordless screwdriver that can transform from a pistol-grip driver, to an inline driver.
It’s surprising that these weren’t a marketing focus of the holiday season. A nearby Home Depot had about 2 dozen of these new Ryobi screwdrivers, but hidden on a bottom shelf in the tool section
There was no mention of torque, but the Ryobi QuickTurn does have a 2-speed gearbox (200/600 RPM).
Screwdrivers like this one are suitable for light duty tasks, which can often be tedious, such as installing or removing cabinet handles, light switch and outlet covers, and other such things.
The QuickTurn can probably be used for knock-down furniture assembly, but you still have to be careful about not over-torquing the fasteners.
At $30, this seems like a nice entry into the DIYer and homeowner cordless screwdriver market.
If you’re shopping for 4V cordless screwdrivers, also check out the new Black & Decker model, BDCS30C. It doesn’t have a pivoting handle, but does have a compact form factor. Right now, you can buy 2 of them for $46 (after discount).
Price: $28 and eligible for Amazon’s $10 off $50 holiday promo.
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