DeWalt Gyroscopic Cordless Screwdriver

DeWalt 8V MAX Gyroscopic Cordless Screwdriver

$119.00
9.8

Value/Pricing

9.5/10

Functionality

9.5/10

Usefulness

10.0/10

Durability/Quality

10.0/10

Pros

  • Incredible utility - I use it for every single task that requires a screwdriver
  • Build quality and durability seem excellent - I've been using it for a couple years with no issues at all
  • The kit comes with two battery packs which is
  • Gyroscopic action is intuitive and useful
  • Has a small light that turns on automatically. Something I rarely think about, but am thankful for when I need it

Cons

  • It would be nice if the bit grip was designed to more effectively hold varying types (not just those made for DeWalt drivers))
  • You will need to separately purchase bits of varying sizes and configurations, which adds to the overall cost
  • There are rare occasions when the space is too small to use this and I instead need to use a small, manual screwdriver

I have referred to this gyroscopic screwdriver by Dewalt in other posts as my household project “MVP,” so it may not be surprising to read that this is going to be a very positive review. I received this power screwdriver a couple of Christmas’s ago, just in time to move into a new place. Through a large number of projects like putting together furniture, toys, a sandbox, an outdoor playhouse…this thing has been an absolutely champion. Basically any time I would need a screwdriver, I’m reaching for this thing.

The basics on how it works; turning your wrist left or right dictates the direction and velocity of action. If you turn your wrist abruptly, it’s a fast action. If it’s a slow wrist twist, you get a delicate screw turn. I’ve purchased a number of different sizes and configurations of bits, which all mostly work fine. Some that I’ve bought that aren’t a match to the specific brand will still fit…but they won’t hold as tightly. Regardless, they still work well enough for me. The screwdriver set that I received came with two batteries, which is convenient. They last quite a long time, but it’s good for piece of mind to keep one on reserve.

The utility for an at-home, non-professional handyman is off the charts in my opinion. The quality is great – I’ve been using it for a couple years now and there’s been no issue or dip in functionality. As I mentioned, it was a gift, but I would gladly pay the normal retail price for this tool. Basically, if this one ever malfunctions or stops working, I will instantly replace it with the same exact product. This item is destined for the Armdog Review hall of fame!


Manufacturer Description:

BrandDEWALT
MaterialPlastic
Speed430 RPM
Item Dimensions LxWxH12.5 x 3.13 x 8.88 inches
Voltage8 Volts

About this item

  • The cordless screwdriver features motion activation variable speed and reversing control for precise fastening control
  • Motion activated variable speed 0-430 rpm of the rechargeable screwdriver is made for fastening into wood, plastic, and light-gauge metal
  • Adjustable two-position handle of the powered screwdriver allows for operation in either in-line or pistol-grip
  • Allows control when completing light fastening applications
  • LED provides illumination in confined areas without shadowing
  • Battery charge status on tool notifies when to charge packs
  • 1/4-inch hex allows for quick screwdriver bit change and holds 1-inch bit tips
  • Kit includes (2) DEWALT DCB080 8V lithium batteries
  • Motion Activation Variable Speed and Reversing Control
  • Motion Activated Variable Speed 0 – 430 RPM
  • Adjustable two-position handle; straight or pistol grip
  • 15 Clutch Position Settings
  • 8V MAX Battery Pack

Technical Details

Manufacturer‎Dewalt
Part Number‎DC820KB
Item Weight‎1.1 pounds
Product Dimensions‎12.5 x 3.13 x 8.88 inches
Country of Origin‎China
Item model number‎DC820KB
Batteries‎2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer‎No
Color‎Yellow
Style‎Two Battery
Material‎Plastic
Voltage‎8 Volts
Maximum Power‎300 Watts
Item Package Quantity‎1
Number of Handles‎1
Speed‎430 RPM
Certification‎Certified frustration-free
Included Components‎Screwdriver; 1 hour charger; (1) 8V MAX compact battery; Kit bag
Batteries Included?‎Yes
Batteries Required?‎Yes
Battery Cell Type‎Lithium Ion
Warranty Description‎3 year limited manufacturer warranty

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