Friday 21 November 2008
Budget screwdriver brilliance for your woodwork
Ryobi have always had a solid knack for putting together decent quality tools for a very small asking price. The CSD-4030G is a good example of this - you get a fair whack more than you pay for. Depending on what your needs are, and assuming we're talking light use, buying this little gem makes a huge amount of sense.
Out of the boxConsidering the cost, there are a host of nifty features present on this screwdriver. The unit as a whole is built to last, sturdy and robust in its compact frame. There's also the standard gripzone technology to keep everything feeling comfy in your hands.
As for the actual mechanisms itself, along with the chunky trigger, the torque settings and "insty-bit quick change' click into place confidently. The latter in particular is handy: thanks to an automatic spindle lock, you can pull off bit changes one handed, so if you've got an arduous DIY job to be getting on with you can plough on without having to stop and regroup every thirty seconds.
As you's expect, there's a forward/reverse switch, but with a light to let you know which way you're spinning, and a further LED light for helping you work in dimly lit areas.