Hitachi DB 3DL screwdriver

Hitachi DB 3DL screwdriver
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Pros
Useful LED target light. Gets into tight spaces. Crazy jungle styling

Cons Only one driver bit included. Feels flimsier than the Metabo driver

Price
Price: $169
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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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Comments: 1
Dinks-c
22 February 2009
Bought one of these gizmo's last year and am very happy with it. I also considered the Metabo and a cheapie as well. I couldn't justify a doubling in price to the Matabo for what you get. This one does everything I have asked of it. I use it primarily for electrical/electronics, it lives in the desk drawer. For bigger jobs of course there is the Cordless in the shed. Battery life and torque is better than expected. I also bought a chuck and a few different screw drivers to go with it. It's worth having.


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