|Item Weight||3.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||1.1 x 5.5 x 11.2 inches|
|Item model number||500|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||bare-tool; attachments|
|Warranty Description||Warranted for workmanship and materials|
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General Tools 500 Cordless Power Precision Screwdriver
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- This cordless precision screwdriver is the perfect tool for on-the-go technicians; Great for computer, electronics, and industrial applications
- The Super-Torque drive applies more than 100 rpm through a single forward/reverse toggle switch; It's great for handling tiny screws in tight spaces
- This first-of-its-kind mini power screwdriver comes with six popular bits: Phillips #0 and #1; Slotted 1/8 and 1/16 in.; and Torx T5 and T6
- A quick-change chuck makes changing bits easy on this power screwdriver; The chuck is compatible with all micro (4mm) bits
- An ergonomic handle and a strong battery-powered motor suit this electric screwdriver for many commercial and home applications
- Includes two AAA batteries that provide more than eight hours of power
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|Dimensions||11.25 inches x 1.13 inches||9 inches x 2 inches||9.5 inches x 7.69 inches||1.26 inches x 7.48 inches|
|Item Package Weight||0.2 pounds||0.75 pounds||1.1 pounds||0.59 pounds|
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It DOES NOT use a strange bit size and you can find replacements everywhere!!!!
This is a precision screwdriver. That is the size not some word meaning tight tolerances.
Standard screwdrivers use 1/4" shank bits. They generally have standard and large size tips like phillips #2 and so on.
Precision screwdrivers use 5/32" or 4mm shank bits. These small bits are made for electronics and eyeglasses, small tips down to phillips #000
As this is a precision screwdriver, don't expect it to work on large screws, it will probably break eventually. If you mostly use regular screws in your work, you are better off getting a regular electric screwdriver, not precision. Again, precision does not mean quality, it means small screws.
Just do a search on Amazon or anywhere for precision screwdriver bits and you will have lots of bit choices. If it says precision, then it should be 1/8" shank, just make sure. I personally have over 60 different bits for this screwdriver, not counting duplicates.
You can buy tons of bit styles in every price range, from real cheap garbage to high end swiss made bits. Lots of choices of brands and tips.
Stay away from the cheap sets, if it doesn't say the bits are hardened or chrome vandium steel, don't buy them they will just strip out with light use. They are unhardened mild steel, beware the discount bits. There are some real inexpensive sets on Amazon that have 30 to 50 bits and are hardened steel. Again, just search for "precision screwdriver bits" and make sure they say hardened steel and you will be fine.
This is a great driver for its intended purpose.
Back then the iGo was the only miniature battery powered screwdriver on the market (at least that I could find). There were plenty of large AA battery powered drivers (that use four batteries), for example Black & Decker's drivers. But those are powerful screwdrivers meant for heavy duty jobs such as inserting wood screws into hardwood.
In 2004, when I was first researching and looking for a battery powered mini screwdriver, I wanted something for delicate, small jobs such as working on computers or small electronic devices. (The Black & Decker type drivers are too big, cumbersome and powerful to work on small screws, plus those powered screwdrivers don't come with bits small enough to fit into small screws.) What size screws am I talking about? Look on your netbook or notebook computer case, to see the screws I am talking about.
Enter the iGo powered screwdriver. Those have served me well all these years and I am still using the original two I bought back then. (Actually, I bought five of them and gave two as gifts. By the way, geeks love these powered mini screwdrivers. My friend gave one to her sister's new husband at their wedding reception, part of a box of gifts. Everyone at the reception was asking to play with the screwdriver and he caught two of his guests trying to "forget" they had the driver, by putting it in their pockets.Read more ›
My first tool did break suddenly when unscrewing the 3rd screw on a hard drive using a hex shaped bit. The motor would run but the shaft does not turn in reverse or forward. It was out of Amazon's return period but still under the 1 year warranty by General Tools. I did got to the General Tools website to inquire about the repair or replacement of the tool. But their email support REFUSED to acknowledge that they sold this tool on amazon.com and told me to take the tool back to the distributor that I got it from. It was hard to believe that a company would refuse to honor their own 1 year warranty and to refuse to acknowledge their own product even when the listing on their own website and the listing on Amazon.com are the exact products with the exact same specs.
With no other choice, I tried contacting Amazon.com support. Even though the product was out of the item return period, Amazon.com support was willing to replace the faulty item at no cost. I was told that this was a one time thing and I accepted it anyways. I'm just grateful that Amazon.com support are able to offer that kind of support to their customers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Didn't seem like their product just for the little underpowered for what my needs actually turned out to be, so I did return it however I'm sure it would work for many people's... Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Mr. Black
I repair Laptops and use this several times a day, it has saved a heap of time and repetitive wrist strain. Read morePublished 2 days ago by cookee_nz
Bought this to work on my son's Traxxas RC car, works great, also works great for laptop repairs. Runs on 2 AA batteries so no recharging when dead, just swap batteries. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Boeingfixer
I work in an enterprise IT environment where something like this has been a dream of mine. It has been actualized and this item has been working out just great. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Taylor
I used this for a few months disassembling vintage computer gear for refurbishment. I found its torque output for this application lacking often, having to swap to hand tools. Read morePublished 10 days ago by LW