Hitachi’s ingeniously hinged screwdriver is your flexible friend when it comes to awkward screws and looks remarkably like a Halo 3 gun
Hitachi’s entire range of power tools is dressed in a fantastic jungle livery and comes with deeply textured, soft plastic handles to give you essential extra grip, but the DB 3DL is perhaps the most innovative design.
This green gizmo is designed to reach the screws that other drivers simply can’t. You can straighten him out to give you a reach of 25cm, or snap your snake into a 90-degree angle to get it working just like a regular drill or screwdriver.
Torque to the hand
The DB 3DL is surprisingly powerful for a pocket device too. The maximum torque is 5Nm, which means you can undo even the most stubborn screw, or drive one into a solid piece of hardwood.
There are two speeds and 21 torque stages, so when it comes to the more delicate jobs, like disassembling your girlfriend’s new mobile phone, it’s equally adept. Just twist the chuck end down to a low setting and fit a fine crosshead driver bit (not supplied) and you’ll have that Nokia N95 reduced to its component parts in no time.
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