Drills and screwdrivers are an inevitable part of every man toolbox. They are more a need than the option when it comes to a modern man who needs to fix things on its own. We’ll try to present some of the most important facts about these tools, why they are so necessary, what you can use them for and some other important information.
A drill – What is it?
A drill is actually a tool used for drilling holes in different materials or for connecting different materials together. Cordless drills are among the most popular today. There are several types of cordless drills such as hammer drills, right angle drills and others.
Most cordless hammer drills have a clutch. This allows very precise drilling. You can drill a very exact hole without any surrounding damaging.
Right angle cordless drills are made for small areas, places that are very tight and hardly reachable.
As their name says, cordless drills don’t use any cords which at the same time means you are not restricted to electric power usage. They use batteries. Most cordless drills come in the package with spare batteries. What’s best, these batteries are rechargeable. This is good because while one battery is charging, you can use another one. But, today, there are batteries that charge in no time (the so-called Rapid Charge Batteries) so the process of charging is not so long as it used to be.
Modern cordless drills allow you to work a lot. And what’s also important, with every new innovation, drilling is better, more precise and holes are diametrically larger.
Cordless screwdriver – Basic information
We all know what screwdrivers are used for – screwing and wrenching screwdrivers.
The true innovation and extreme help was the invention of cordless screwdrivers.
With them, you can do both of these things only faster and easier, without any particular effort. Like any other cordless toll, cordless screwdrivers don’t use cords and cables so you don’t need electric power to work with them.
Cordless Drills and Cordless Screwdrivers – Similarities and Differences
A cordless drill is a many-sided tool. This means that it has more than just one function. You can use it for drilling (that’s obvious) and also for driving screws. It has a chuck (you don’t need a key for it) that allows you to add different drill bits. And we talk about the whole bunch of bits: round bits, hex-body bits, then, for example, rotary sanders, hole saws as well as wire-wheel brushes.
When we talk about cordless screwdrivers, they look very similar to cordless drills. A layman could hardly notice the difference if you would remove the accessories (such as bits) from his or her sight. But, of course, a person familiar with these tools surely knows the difference.
A cordless screwdriver is a tool connected only with screw driving. We said that a drill has a keyless chuck on which you add all sorts of bits. Well, a cordless screwdriver has a collet to which you can add hex-shanked driver bits.
This doesn’t make them bad or less important tools. No, no way! They have one job and that’s dealing with screws and they are the best in this. There’s no way we can say that a drill can deal with screws better or easier than a cordless screwdriver.
This tool uses two different forces – the one that comes from bit rotation and the power of the concussion. This produces a very powerful torque even three times higher than the average cordless drill can produce.
This power doesn’t mean that it’s hard to use a cordless screwdriver. On the contrary, they are very handy and easy to use.
Cordless drills and screwdrivers both have mechanisms that provide strength, power and at the same time great precision. They don’t consist of the exactly the same things but they are both very helpful and necessary tools today.
To sum up thing these tools have in common and their differences we can first say they are No. 1 in their job.
Which one you will choose depends only on the situation. Our advice is that if you need perfect hole (even in some hardly reachable position), your choice should be a cordless drill. If, on the other hand, you’re going to deal with many different screws, use a cordless screwdriver.
Cordless drills and screwdrivers – Pros
Their No.1 good side is definitely the fact they don’t have cords and cables and therefore don’t need electric power. Both of these tools use rechargeable batteries (we talked about them earlier). Most modern drills and cordless screwdrivers are sold with an extra battery so even pros that constantly use them don’t have to worry.
Next, both of them are very powerful tools. It’s hard to imagine that there is a situation they can’t manage, from changing a tire to fixing up the roof on your house.
Another important characteristic is the fact they are very movable. You can take them anywhere with you and use them in different areas and weather conditions. They are also great for small, hardly reachable places.
Both are easy to use. They are pretty handy but the advice is to be careful. These tools are powerful. No matter they are not hard or complicated to use you should be precocious and pay attention when using them.
Both, a cordless drill and a screwdriver were important human discoveries. They provide speed and power and many things that were once hard to imagine are now done in a few minutes thanks to these tools. They made people’s lives much easier, especially today when we’re all always in a hurry and don’t have a lot of time for fixing and arranging things.
There are many more things we could say about these tools, but here we’ve tried to point out some most important. Hopefully, they will be helpful for you and make your decision which tool you need more at least a bit easier.