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November 17, 2012

Gyro Screwdriver

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I've been seeing TV commercials for this device MOS over the past few days so I was pleased to read Mark Resch's review (excerpted below) in today's Cool Tools about what it is and how it works.

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The Gyro is a cordless electric screwdriver that uses your hand motion to drive its motor either clockwise or counterclockwise. I bought mine impulsively while gathering materials to install a bathroom ceiling fan last month. It seemed like a nice high-tech take on the old battery-operated screwdriver. I never thought those had enough torque or held a battery charge long enough.

This is a great little addition to my toolbox. It works as advertised: grip the handle to activate the sensors and then turn the body of the screwdriver in the direction that you want the screw — or nut or drill bit — to turn.

I used it to install two bathroom vent fans and their ductwork. I used it to drill pilot holes, loosen switchplates and old switches, to connect ductwork with self-tapping screws, and to install the new switches and switchplates. It worked great. Then I assembled a set of drawers from IKEA — and it still doesn't need recharging.

It's smaller than a  cordless drill, strong enough to do real work, and easy on the hands doing repetitive tightening of screws.

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$39.88.

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call me when they add gyro-stabilization -- every time I need a ~1/16" hole in something, especially metal, I break a bit, maybe two.

unless I get that call, someday I will have a drill press.

Posted by: marshall | Nov 18, 2012 12:36:37 PM

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