By Bob Duncan
Black & Decker’s compact 8-volt Rechargeable Impact Screwdriver is one of the handiest tools in my shop. It is designed for small jobs, like general household repairs. The tool has a 1/4″ hex shaft chuck, and it comes with an integrated LED light that turns on when you squeeze the trigger and an integrated battery. The impact only engages when it encounters strong resistance, which allows you to drive screws safely into harder materials with less power, less torque on your wrist, and less chance of breaking the screw.
The B&D 8-volt Impact Screwdriver is available for $48.99 and comes with a bit and charger. For more information, visit www.blackanddecker.com.