14 best cordless screwdrivers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

A mains-powered screwdriver is an indispensable tool for a specialist in the field of interior decoration, furniture assembly and other areas where you really need to tighten a lot of fasteners. Unlike battery-powered devices, it doesn’t run out of power at the most inopportune moment — even if you have to screw or drill all day.

Especially for DIYers and professionals in the field of carpentry and finishing work, we have compiled a rating of the best 14 corded screwdrivers, which are distinguished by good performance and an optimal price.

How to choose a cordless screwdriver for your home

When choosing a network screwdriver that you plan to use at home, it is advisable to pay attention to the following parameters:

Power is a parameter that determines the performance of the device. The higher it is, the longer the screws can be screwed in. So, for example, a 300-watt screwdriver can pierce a thin metal plate with fasteners, and a 600-watt screwdriver can pierce a relatively thick one. But it is worth remembering that the more powerful the device, the heavier it is.

For home conditions, a 400-600 Watt screwdriver is enough. More powerful devices belong to the semi-professional class and you should buy them only if you really need them.

Torque (torsion) is another parameter that demonstrates the performance of a screwdriver. The higher it is, the longer the fastener can be wrapped using the tool. So, a screwdriver with a torque of 30 N × m can easily screw a self-tapping screw up to 70 mm long into a wooden base. But for a 100 mm fastener, it is better to take a more productive device – from 40 N × m inclusive.

The presence of a reversing mechanism determines the convenience of the device. If there is one, then the screwdriver will be able to unscrew the bolts and screws. If it's not there – well, you have to use a screwdriver.

The presence of adjustment of the rotation speed is an important parameter for those who plan to use different materials (for example, screw screws into plastic, wood or metal) and drill using this tool.

The type of chuck also determines the usability. There are three types of heads:

  1. The key holder is fixed with a special key. It needs to be tightened, it takes time and effort, but the bit or drill is fixed very securely – you can work with hard materials.
  2. Keyless chuck locks in one motion. Its main drawback is low reliability, as a result of which the screwdrivers equipped with it are not recommended for use with hard materials (hard wood, metals).
  3. The bit holder (bit) is compatible, as the name implies, only with bits. Drilling with a screwdriver equipped with such a mount will not work. It is not common, it is distinguished by the reliability of fixation, but by a narrow specialization.

For home use, both key and keyless chuck are suitable.

Which screwdriver is better, cordless or cordless?

To compare these two types of screwdrivers, only a few parameters can be selected.

Parameter

Network screwdriver

Cordless screwdriver

Power

Indicated in the characteristics, constant

Not specified, dynamic, but small drops

Work in negative temperatures

Supported

Lithium-ion batteries discharge almost instantly

Can be used with long fasteners (from 70 mm)

Models with a torque of 40 Nm

Almost never occurs

Duration of continuous work

Practically unlimited

45-60 minutes depending on the capacity of the installed battery

Weight

Relatively small

Relatively heavy due to the battery

Opportunity to work outdoors

If there is an outlet

If it's not cold there

Price

Averagely lower than battery

On average higher than network

Thus, it can be argued that a cordless screwdriver for the home is lighter, more mobile and simply more practical – however, the network screwdriver is in most cases more powerful and cheaper, and is also suitable for working in cold weather.

Rating of the best network screwdrivers

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive cordless screwdrivers 1 Sturm! ID2145P RUB 2 800
2 Interskol DSh-10 / 320E2 RUB 2 240
3 Bison ZSSH-300-2 1 640 RUB
4 Caliber DE-550ShM RUB 1,817
5 Hammer DRL400A RUB 1,400
6 Interskol DSh-10 / 260E RUB 1,690
The best cordless screwdrivers in terms of price-performance ratio 1 Makita 6805BV RUB 6,367
2 Bosch GSR 6-25 TE 2011 Case RUB 12 684
3 Kress 500 BS
4 DeWalt DW263K RUB 11,879
5 Hitachi W6V4 RUB 4,219
6 Makita FS4000 RUB 6 189
7 Metabo SE 4000 RUB 4,553
8 AEG S 4000 E RUB 5,619

The best inexpensive cordless screwdrivers

Sturm! ID2145P

Rating: 4.7

Sturm! ID2145P

Why it is: One of the best price-performance combinations in the ranking.

This budget cordless screwdriver with hammer drill function is the perfect solution for home use. For a relatively low price, it is equipped with a 450-watt motor that provides a torque (torsion) of 35 Nm. The tool is suitable for screwing long fasteners in medium to hard materials.

The device is equipped with a keyless chuck suitable for both bits and drills. Diameter – 10 millimeters. Two-speed operation is supported, and maximum rotation is at 1400 rpm. The frequency is electronically controlled. Reverse rotation supported.

For safe operation, the screwdriver is equipped with a power button lock system. The design of the device includes a network cable 4 meters long, so there is no need for extension cords.

Advantages

  • Metal gearbox and gears, which guarantees a long operating period;
  • Easy to maintain, including replacement of electric motor brushes;
  • Supports two speed modes.

disadvantages

  • Plastic body with a rather strong odor in the early days;
  • Poor equipment, the case is not included in it;
  • Unreliable power button locking mechanism.

Interskol DSh-10 / 320E2

Rating: 4.6

Interskol DSh-10 / 320E2

Why it: High torque (torsion) with low power consumption.

This mid-range cordless screwdriver with hammer drill function is a good solution for both home use and small workshops. This is due to its high reliability. Despite the fact that the gearbox is made of high-strength plastic, the gears in it are metal, which increases the stability and durability of the tool.

The 320-watt motor provides a torque (torsion) of 35 Nm, which is enough to tighten even relatively large fasteners (including thick ones, 6-7 mm in diameter). Two operating speeds are supported – one for screwing in screws, the other for drilling. The device is equipped with a keyless chuck with a diameter of 10 mm, drills and bits from 0.8 mm thick are supported.

Can be rotated reversibly for unscrewing. For safety, it is equipped with a power button lock system. The design also includes a 2m mains power cable.

Advantages

  • Metal gears in the gearbox increase the reliability of the device;
  • Good balance, does not burden the hand;
  • High-quality, tight assembly.

disadvantages

  • Short network cable (the previous model has twice as long in the rating);
  • The cartridge loosens over time, it is necessary to make efforts to tighten;
  • The package does not include a case.

Bison ZSSH-300-2

Rating: 4.5

Bison ZSSH-300-2

Why it is: Long network cable, good price / performance ratio.

The main advantage of this screwdriver with the function of a hammer drill is a five-meter network cable, thanks to which you can do without an extension cord when working even at a distance from the outlet. At the same time, the power of the device is only slightly inferior to the previous models in the rating.

In particular, the screwdriver is equipped with a 300-watt electric motor, which, thanks to a sophisticated gearbox, provides a torque (torsion) of 35 N × m and a maximum idle speed of 1400 rpm. Supports two speed modes plus reverse motion. An electronic control system is used to control the speed.

Also, the tool is equipped with a keyless chuck with a maximum drill or bit diameter of 10 millimeters. There is a power button lock system, which increases the safety when using the device.

Advantages

  • The power cable is covered with anti-freeze rubber, thanks to which it remains soft at low temperatures;
  • Five-year manufacturer's warranty;
  • Good weight balance, does not burden the hands with prolonged use.

disadvantages

  • No case included;
  • Force is required to tighten the chuck;
  • Non-standard 'ratchet' (power shift clutch).

Caliber DE-550ShM

Rating: 4.5

Caliber DE-550ShM

Why it is: Very high power, but relatively low price.

The very high power of this cordless screwdriver with hammerless drill function brings it closer to the class of a semi-professional tool. In particular, it is equipped with a 550-watt electric motor that provides a maximum idle speed of 2800 rpm.

At the same time, the device supports only one high-speed mode with adjustment by a button. As a result, when screwing fasteners into some materials, it is necessary to control the process so as not to accidentally damage the base. But the tool is equipped with a keyless chuck with a maximum diameter of 13 millimeters.

Reverse rotation for unscrewing is supported. The speed is electronically controlled. For safety, the screwdriver is equipped with a power button lock system. The design also includes a 2m power cable.

Advantages

  • Good torque (torsion), high power;
  • Ergonomic design
  • Low price.

disadvantages

  • Short, rigid cable;
  • Unstable behavior of the ratchet;
  • No engine stop.

Hammer DRL400A

Rating: 4.4

Hammer DRL400A

Why it is: Lightweight and compact.

Despite the fact that the Hammer DRL400A is positioned as a cordless screwdriver with a hammer drill function, even at home it is unlikely to cope with drilling tasks. It is a lightweight, compact device designed to work with fasteners – and not large at that.

This 'specialization' is due to the low-power motor. The 280 watt drive provides a torque (torsion) of 22 Nm and a maximum idle speed of 750 rpm. It is clear that with such characteristics, the device cannot cope with fast drilling even in wood. However, it supports one variable speed mode, reverse rotation and is equipped with an electronic speed control system.

The design of the screwdriver also includes a keyless chuck with a diameter of 10 millimeters and a three-meter power cord. The device is lightweight – even an unprepared hand will not get tired.

Advantages

  • Durable cartridge with increased reliability;
  • Availability of spare parts, compatibility with components from other manufacturers;
  • Lightweight, compact, well balanced.

disadvantages

  • Not always neat assembly, including even internal elements – for example, the cable on the brushes of the electric motor is not fixed in any way;
  • Relatively low strength of the gearbox shaft;
  • The package does not include a case.

Interskol DSh-10 / 260E

Rating: 4.4

Interskol DSh-10 / 260E

Why it is: Simplified gearbox design for increased force and durability.

This power cordless screwdriver with a hammer drill function – which, in principle, he doesn't really need, since it is equipped with a 260-watt electric motor – is part of the so-called 'old' line of the Interskol brand. But this is an advantage, not a disadvantage. So, the tool is equipped with a gearbox of a simplified design, which increases the reliability of the device and the force during rotation. As a result, the maximum torque (torsion) is 25 Nm, adjustable.

Like the previous model in the rating, this screwdriver has only one speed setting with torque regulation. Able to “accelerate” to 800 rpm. The keyless chuck with a diameter of 10 mm securely holds drills and bits. Reverse movement is supported for loosening the bolts.

The screwdriver is equipped with a 2-meter power cable with an anti-freeze rubber coating and a locking system for the power button for increased safety.

Advantages

  • Double-sleeve keyless chuck with secure fixation;
  • Metal gears, reliable gear design;
  • Easily available spare parts, even from the manufacturer.

disadvantages

  • Heats up with long non-stop use until overheating;
  • Whistling is noticed during operation;
  • Relatively short power cable.

The best cordless screwdrivers in terms of price-performance ratio

Makita 6805BV

Rating: 4.9

Makita 6805BV

Why it is: Industrial grade tool, long fastener support.

This cordless screwdriver is an industrial grade tool so it is worth considering before buying it home. Even the cartridge, unlike the previous models in the rating, is for bits, not tightened, thanks to which they change quickly and without undue effort. A nice feature in the design of the chuck is the adjustment of the depth of the screw head drowning in steps of a fraction of a millimeter.

The screwdriver is equipped with a powerful 510-watt electric motor, which develops a rotation speed of up to 2500 rpm. There is only one mode, but there is also a reverse rotation, which is intended for unscrewing the screws. The motor and gearbox develop a maximum torque (torsion) of 26 Nm, adjustable. There is an electronic speed control system and a mechanical lock for pressing the power button.

The screwdriver's power cable is 2.5 meters long, so in most cases it can be used without an extension cord.

Advantages

  • Adjusting the depth of the self-tapping head drowning;
  • Quick installation of bits in a special cartridge;
  • Reliable, durable construction, very robust housing.

disadvantages

  • Heavy, with poor weight balancing, the hand gets tired quickly;
  • Short cable, only 2.5 meters;
  • Inconvenient location of the reverse rotation button.

Bosch GSR 6-25 TE 2011 Case

Rating: 4.8

Bosch GSR 6-25 TE 2011 Case

Why it is: A very powerful electric motor, rich equipment.

A professional-grade network screwdriver, which is important to consider when choosing – it may be overkill for the home. But the device easily copes with almost any fasteners, including long and thick ones. The powerful 701 watt electric motor delivers a maximum idle speed of 2500 rpm.

The tool is equipped with a special bit holder, so you don't even need to tighten it. The maximum moment of force (torsion) of the device is 20 Nm, adjustable. The screwdriver has only one speed mode, controlled by an electronic control system, reverse rotation is supported for unscrewing. There is a blocking of the power button.

The screwdriver is part of the so-called 'blue' Bosch series and has a very rich set, including a case, a magnetic bit holder, bits and a transport case.

Advantages

  • Elaborate, ergonomic design that reduces stress on the hands;
  • High stored power;
  • Effortless quick bit changes.

disadvantages

  • Plastic clip for fixing on the belt. Tends to break due to the fact that the screwdriver itself is heavy;
  • Oversized;
  • Replacing the bit holder requires considerable effort.

Kress 500 BS

Rating: 4.8

Kress 500 BS

Why it is: High-power screwdriver, can be used as a drill.

The cordless screwdriver is of a semi-professional class, due to its high power. The 500-watt electric motor provides a maximum idle speed of 3000 rpm. This makes it suitable for drilling a wide variety of materials, including sheet metal and hardwood.

There is only one speed mode, so be careful when using a screwdriver. The device is equipped with a keyless chuck, thanks to which the speed of changing drills and bits is very high, and no effort is needed. Its maximum diameter is 10 millimeters.

Reversible rotation for loosening screws and extracting drills from the workpiece is available. There is an electronic speed control system. The device also includes a 4-meter power cable with an anti-freeze rubber sheath.

Advantages

  • High power, stable performance of the device;
  • Reliable spindle locking mode for protection;
  • Lightweight and compact (the most portable semi-professional drill / screwdriver in the ranking).

disadvantages

  • Relatively small package bundle, no case;
  • This is primarily a drill, not a screwdriver, there is no torque adjustment;
  • Parts and components are rare – but they are not needed, the device also breaks down very rarely.

DeWalt DW263K

Rating: 4.7

DeWalt DW263K

Why it is: High power, sophisticated ergonomics.

This hammerless screwdriver belongs to the semi-professional class and therefore cannot be used as a drill – the chuck is simply not suitable for fixing drills. So the scope of the tool is limited to carpentry workshops, construction companies and similar enterprises.

But in such companies, the screwdriver will be an excellent device for increasing productivity. This is primarily due to its power of 540 watts. Thanks to this electric motor, the device is capable of accelerating up to 2500 rpm. There is only one speed mode. The maximum torque (torsion) is 15 Nm, but this is sufficient to tighten even long and thick fasteners.

The mains screwdriver supports reverse rotation and is equipped with an electronic speed control system. The design includes a no-tightening bit chuck and a power button locking mechanism.

Advantages

  • High, stable power;
  • Rich equipment including magnetic bit holder, adapter and case;
  • Reliability and durability, long warranty period;
  • There is a limiter for the depth of the sinking of the screws.

disadvantages

  • A relatively small moment of force (torsion), due to which some fasteners will be screwed into solid materials slowly;
  • Slightly unsuccessful design, due to which, with prolonged use, the hand will get tired.

Hitachi W6V4

Rating: 4.6

Hitachi W6V4

Why it is: Low price, but high power and rich equipment.

This hammerless screwdriver also belongs to the semi-professional class, but costs significantly less than the previous models in the rating. This makes it suitable for small construction crews and carpentry shops. The screwdriver is equipped with a 620-watt electric motor, which is capable of accelerating the cartridge of the device to a speed of 4500 rpm – at idle. Only one speed mode is supported, so use the device with care. There is a reverse.

The device is equipped with a bit chuck, in which you can change bits in one movement without additional fixation. But the drill cannot be installed in it. As a consequence, the screwdriver can only be used for fastening.

The delivery set includes a removable depth stop for the screw head. A belt hook and attachment are also supplied with the device. There is also a magnetic holder on the case.

Advantages

  • Rich delivery set;
  • High stable power;
  • Low – for its class – the price.

disadvantages

  • The package does not include a case;
  • Difficult to find parts, but can be used with third-party parts;
  • Very high revs, must be used with extreme care.

Makita FS4000

Rating: 4.6

Makita FS4000

Why it is: A semi-professional grade hammerless screwdriver with a very high working speed.

It should be noted that this hammerless screwdriver is intended exclusively for experienced users who know how to handle semi-professional technology. This is due to the fact that the device accelerates the cartridge up to 4000 rpm! In case of careless use, you can tear off the bit and damage the head of the screwed-in self-tapping screw. The rotation speed is regulated by the intensity of pressing the start button.

The device is equipped with a 570 watt electric motor, which provides high performance. Supports reverse rotation. The speed of the device is regulated by an electronic control system. The chuck of the device is for bits, so clamping is not required, but the device is not compatible with drills.

The screwdriver is equipped with a socket for attaching bits, a spotlight lamp, a 2.5-meter power cable and a power button lock function.

Advantages

  • One of the best combinations of price and engine power in the rating;
  • There is a spotlight lamp;
  • Infinitely variable speed control by pressing the power button.

disadvantages

  • Relatively small power cable, only 2.5 meters;
  • Causes hand fatigue with prolonged work;
  • No case included.

Metabo SE 4000

Rating: 4.5

Metabo SE 4000

Why it is: Lightweight and highly ergonomic to reduce stress on the hands during prolonged use.

This semi-professional grade hammerless screwdriver is primarily focused on screwing drywall sheets, but with other materials – wood, plywood, laminate, plastic – it also handles easily. This is due to the powerful installed drive.

In particular, the screwdriver is equipped with a 600-watt electric motor, which provides a rotation speed of up to 4000 rpm. The performance is regulated by the intensity of pressing the power button. The screwdriver is equipped with a bit chuck, thanks to which changing the bits requires only one movement. Reverse rotation supported. The speed is electronically controlled.

The screwdriver has a rich set. It includes a removable depth gauge for the depth of the fastener head into the workpiece, a magnetic bit holder and one Philips accessory. The power cord is 5 meters long.

Advantages

  • Excellent balance, which reduces the strain on the hands during prolonged work;
  • There is a spot illumination of the working area;
  • Long cable length of 5 meters.

disadvantages

  • Relatively high price for its segment;
  • Spare parts and components are rare – however, the need for them also happens infrequently.

AEG S 4000 E

Rating: 4.5

AEG S 4000 E

Why it is: High performance at a relatively low price.

This screwdriver in terms of performance and reliability is similar to the industrial models in the rating, but at the same time it costs significantly less. Therefore, it is perfect for the serial screwing of fasteners in drywall, lighter wood and thin sheets of soft metal (eg aluminum).

The technical specifications of the device include a 720-watt electric motor, thanks to which the maximum rotational speed is 4000 rpm at idle. The ultimate moment of force (torsion) is 10 Nm. The speed mode is regulated by the force of pressing the power button. Reverse rotation supported.

The device is equipped with a bit holder that does not require clamping. There is a depth stop for drilling and a clip for wearing on a belt. The package also includes a bit holder and one PH2 bit. The length of the power cable is 4 meters.

Advantages

  • Metal body for increased reliability of the device;
  • Very high rotation speed, which simplifies serial fastening;
  • The perfect combination of price and performance.

disadvantages

  • Not suitable for slotted head screws, they pop out of the groove when rotated;
  • The boot on the 'sting' allows dust to pass through and contaminates the bearing;
  • Weak bit holder magnet.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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