I came a great deal on this Black & Decker 4V Max cordless screwdriver, BDCS20C, which is on sale at Amazon for just $10.
Black & Decker? While we don’t talk about Stanley Black & Decker’s more entry-priced cordless power tool brand here on ToolGuyd very often, I have a soft spot for their cordless screwdrivers.
Years ago, when Amazon was strategic about growing their online store beyond books, they had Friday tool deals, weekend deals, and special promos. I snagged a Black & Decker cordless screwdriver back when they had a “buy $xx get a free bonus” promo.
The model I had was the B&D LI3000, and when I look at that listing now, Amazon points to the discounted BDCS20C as the “newer model.”
That little 3.6V cordless screwdriver was great. After using it a whole lot I upgraded to a Dremel model, but I found myself continuing to use that small Black & Decker screwdriver.
No, these screwdrivers are not very powerful.
No, there’s no adjustable clutch.
It’s really kind of basic. But, there are lots of around-the-home tasks where you all you need is a small, basic, and simple-to-use cordless screwdriver.
The model we’re talking about today has a built-in 4V Max rechargeable Li-ion battery. The driver has a 1/4″ hex chuck, 180 RPM speed, and maxes out at 35 in-lbs of torque.
There’s no mention of a variable speed trigger, and so it’s likely an “all or nothing” design.
There’s a reversible switch on top, and large “inline” trigger switch.
From the product images, it looks like there’s a small LED worklight.
I can’t find details about the charger, but it probably has a barrel jack and “overnight” charging time. Tools like this usually recharge in what, 4 hours? I tried to confirm this through an online manual, but both of Black & Decker’s links lead to “file not found” error pages.
Update: It has a 2-pin charging port (thanks Hilton!)
Anyway, if you could use a small and basic cordless screwdriver in your life, or you know someone that could, this Black & Decker model is currently very inexpensively priced right now.
Price: $10.04 as of the time of this posting
There’s also a 3rd party “fulfilled by Amazon” listing that has the screwdriver for a couple cents less.