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  • However, after using the Pivot Driver, there are definitely things I like about it and those I do hate about it
  • They just don’t grip the screw right and, as a result, I found it is very easy to strip the screw if you aren’t careful
  • I know harder jobs will drain the battery quicker
  • But, even if we use it for easier jobs, I can tell the battery is starting to lose its charge relatively quickly (which, in turn, isn’t helping the power problem)
  • But, this is a product that, after trying it, I would definitely not consider spending my own money on

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      I received the Black & Decker Pivot Driver as a Christmas present some time ago. I’m not sure why I got yet another tool for a present considering I’m not exactly a handy man (my wife does a good chunk of the repair work herself). But, given the fact I did need a cordless electric screwdriver for the small jobs I do perform, I was grateful. However, after using the Pivot Driver, there are definitely things I like about it and those I do hate about it.

      As I mentioned, I don’t do a lot of handy-man type work around the house. But, I have had to use this tool on a few different occasions; like when we were hanging a bar in one of the closets. One thing I


      do like about this tool compared to a regular screw driver, is it does make screwing in a screw a bit easier.

      This is especially true if the screw has to go in at a weird angle because the pivot driver is adjustable. But, even though I did appreciate the fact it was better than an ordinary screwdriver, I do think it is slightly worse than your average electric screwdriver. OK, that’s not true, I actually think it is quite a bit worse than the average electric screwdriver (I was just trying to be nice because it was a gift).

      First, the Black & Decker Pivot Driver doesn’t have much power to it. It’s OK for smaller jobs. But, if you have to put a screw through something like wood ...


      • paneling or a harder board, it struggles.

        In fact, when we were using it to hang that bar in the closet, I had to use a regular screw driver (and some elbow grease) to start the screw. I’m also not a bit fan of the tips this driver comes with. They just don’t grip the screw right and, as a result, I found it is very easy to strip the screw if you aren’t careful.

        Oh, and is it really that much to ask to put magnetic tips on this thing? I can’t tell you how difficult it is to use a product like this when you can’t keep the screw in place. The battery life of this screw driver is also questionable. I know harder jobs will drain the

        battery quicker.

        But, even if we use it for easier jobs, I can tell the battery is starting to lose its charge relatively quickly (which, in turn, isn’t helping the power problem). There have been times when I have had to plug the pivot driver in and use it with the cord still attached just to finish a job. That, of course, kind of defeats the purpose of having a cordless tool in the first place.

        I do appreciate the gift (as I always do). But, this is a product that, after trying it, I would definitely not consider spending my own money on. I might not do a whole lot of work around the house.

        But, when I do, I do need a tool I can depend on. And, this one is not one I feel I can.




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