26 Apr Ryobi Folding Screwdriver Doesn’t Need a Charger Base
Here’s a handy and inexpensive tool for anyone who spends a lot of time on a jobsite. The USB lithium screwdriver (item FVD50K) has a pivoting head that changes its angle of approach by 90 degrees. That lets it reach into tight spaces, and it also comes with a convenient on-board bit storage device and dual LED lights. It runs on the company’s USB Lithium system, where all a woodworker needs is a USB cord charger to refresh the battery. No more forgetting the charger base at the shop: just use your phone charger. It runs at 200 RPM, which is a comfortable speed for driving screws. It accepts hex base drivers in its standard ¼” hex collet, and the motor is part of the Ryobi One+ HP high performance system. The 2 Amp-hour battery (item FVB01) runs on four volts and the included USB cable is 21″ long. The screwdriver is priced a hair under $40 at The home Depot, and a replacement battery is about $20. It comes with the USB cable, the two screwdriver bits, and a Ryobi 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.