Does the ‘old fashioned’ electric screwdriver really need to be reinvented? The short answer – maybe.
Another impulse buy leading to a product review of the Black & Decker Gyro Screwdriver BDCS40G. First off, whether or not this 4V li-ion cordless screwdriver was motion controlled… I like the compact size. It just feels good in your hand. One thing that takes some getting used to is the Gyro’s button which activates the screwdriver. The on/off button is on the end of the screwdriver… right where you palm rests.
Once you have the palm trigger figured out the rest is quite simple… you twist right and the BDCS40G screws right… you twist your wrist left and it screws left. The built-in gyroscope also controls the speed of the screwdriver from 0 to 180 RPM.
One concern I had when reviewing the Black & Decker Gyro Screwdriver was that the speed switching would be jerky or clunky… it isn’t. I am not sure how many speed variables there are… but it is smooth and natural feeling. After using the Gyro Screwdriver for a while you start to expect your other tools to perform this way… kinda funny. Reminds me of the Apple pinch and swipe settings that I try to apply to anything with a screen (unsuccessfully of course).
Would I buy the Black & Decker Gyro again? Yep… it the perfect household cordless screwdriver that just works. The LED work light is a nice touch and a battery that stays charged for over a year is excellent. The price is hard to argue with as well… under $40 here.