I’ve seen this Skil USB-rechargeable cordless screwdriver before, and a new accessory drew more of my attention than before.
Behold, a new… carrying case.
However, more than the slight appeal of the carrying case, this offering also emphasizes the value of the screwdriver itself. The cordless screwdriver with small starter bit set is priced at $20, and the 42pc set with carrying case is priced at $35.
The new kit configuration looks to come with a new long bit holder extension, a screw sleeve, a larger assortment of bits, and a manual driver handle.
A smaller bit holder included with the kit features, and this is from the back of the package, “4X magnetic force.”
I know a lot of people will say “but I already have a cordless drill/larger driver/impact,” and while that is true, small-sized cordless screwdrivers can still be useful. And don’t forget that a 4V-class cordless screwdriver can be great entry into the power tool world for DIYers, homeowners, and others, bridging the gap between hand tools and full-sized everyday tools that require greater investment.
Have you ever tried using a full-size drill/driver or cordless driver on something like flat-pack ready-to-assemble furniture? A small low-powered cordless screwdriver like this one will usually shine through in low-powered usage where you could use a manual screwdriver but would rather not.
I’m hoping maybe the carrying case version will go on sale for the holiday shopping season. It looks like handy “grab and go” packaging, but at $35 it might be a pricey upgrade compared to the $20 price for the basic Skil driver set.
For some users it’ll be worth it, but not as much for others, but it’s always good to have more options. There are lots of choices in the 4V Max-class space, here’s one more.
Price: $35 for the carrying case set, $20 for the basic set
Skil has also come out with a new kit featuring their Circuit Sensor screwdriver, giving it more bits and a carrying case for a bump-up in price also to $35.
As far as mini cordless screwdrivers go, there’s also the Dremel Go.