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Tips and tricks for using a cordless screwdriver effectively

by Mulwark MLK

An essential tool for professionals and hobbyists alike, the use of a cordless screwdriver is inevitable.

Newcomers to this type of power tool will undoubtedly find it very handy and useful for the tasks at work. Here are some tips and strategies to help you make the most of your cordless screwdriver.

This compact power tool is perfect for hanging artwork, constructing houses, and more. The rotating motor and adjustable slot are features of the cordless screwdriver.

What are cordless screwdrivers and how do I use them?

A cordless screwdriver is a versatile electric hand tool used to drive screws. Using a cordless screwdriver helps save time and effort compared to manual operation for operations that require a large number of screws, such as assembling flat-panel furniture. Depending on the type of item, prices can range from around £6 to hundreds of pounds.

Cordless screwdrivers, also known as electric screwdrivers, are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and can be used for a variety of tasks around the home, from simple maintenance to large DIY projects.

Since cordless screwdrivers are powered by rechargeable batteries (usually lithium-ion), there's no need to worry about cords getting in the way.

How do I best use a cordless screwdriver?

  • When using a cordless screwdriver, make sure you have the correct bit

When using a power tool such as a cordless screwdriver, it is critical that you use the right bit. Drill bits come in all shapes and sizes. The type of screw you are using is also important. the PZ2 is the most common bit used for medium-sized wood screws. When choosing a bit, look for etched marks on the metal.

  • Check to make sure you are using the correct cordless screwdriver bit

After selecting the right bit, make sure it is securely fastened to the screw head. However, if you are not sure, hold the screwdriver bit at a 45 degree angle. If the screw stays on the screwdriver head and does not come off, you are using the correct bit.

  • With the switch technology you can achieve controlled pressure

Once you find the screw almost in place, remember to release the pressure. If you do not, the screw will sink too deep into the plate. You can use the on/off technique to regulate how deep the screws you are working with are pushed into the wood.

  • You should practice before proceeding with the actual project

If you are not familiar with using a cordless screwdriver, make sure you practice on a piece of wood first before working on the main project. You will be able to control the instrument by practicing. It is also a good idea to study the power tool manual and familiarize yourself with its many functions, as this will ensure that you know what to do when you are actually working on it.


For screwdriver bits, use a magnetic holder. This will also keep the screw on the end of the bit in place. Push down hard where you want the screw to go to create an impression, this will help you keep the screw straight.

If the screwdriver continues to come off, you are not providing enough pressure to keep the screwdriver head firmly seated in the screw head. Compensate by pressing hard on the back end of the bit with your left hand, or by reaching into it with your shoulder.

Remember to release the pressure when the screw is almost in place. If you apply too much pressure, the screw will sink too deep into the wood or board. If you use a quick switch, you will have better control over how deep the screw is pressed into the wood or board.

Can I use a drill instead of a cordless drill to do this?

Absolutely, it's a quick response. Just make sure your drill has some of the basic features we will describe and that you can easily drive the screw as long as it is operable and functioning properly.

Not only can you use a drill instead of a cordless screwdriver, but you can also use a corded drill to effectively sink screws.


While it may seem difficult at first, once you understand how to use your tool, it becomes second nature. To avoid any difficulties, please take care of your new tool after using it. If you've ever attended a DIY Divas power tool or woodworking conference, you know how important it is to get the screwdriver head well into the screw head. If not, not only will you not be able to use your rechargeable screwdriver, but the screws will strip out quickly and the screwdriver head will be damaged.


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