SmartDriver by Black & Decker | Product Review

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

Black & Decker SmartDriver

Black and Decker LI3100 SmartDriverBlack & Decker has several new Lithium Ion cordless tools and I was lucky enough to test some of them. I just tested the Black & Decker LI3100 Compact Cordless Screwdriver and I was really impressed.

I’ve got quite a few cordless screwdrivers (note the term “Screwdriver”, I’m not talking about drills here) in my work shop and none of them have ever been very impressive. I think that’s because they were all the straight “stick” kind and not very comfortable or natural to use.

The Black & Decker SmartDriver is shaped just like a full size drill but it’s only the size of your palm and that’s why I like it so much. This little compact sized screwdriver is much more comfortable to work with and it fits in really tight spaces.

I recently used the SmartDriver when I repaired our refrigerator. I had to remove two dozen small screws inside the refrigerator to replace a part. The SmartDriver worked great because of it’s small size and nice LED light. The job would have been much harder with a large drill.

SmartDriver Features / Specifications

  • Black and Decker LI3100 SmartDriver Junk DrawerVoltage – 3.6 V
  • Revolutions/Min – 180 rpm
  • Torque – 48 in-lbs
  • 25% more torque drives screws all the way
  • Powered by Lithium Ion Battery Technology Stays charged and ready for up to 18 months
  • Compact size is easy to use and Great for tight spaces
  • Grab-N-Go Convenience is Always ready for use
  • Charger easily mounts to wall for ultimate convenience

Final Thoughts

There’s no doubt that this compact screwdriver is a handy little tool to have around the house. It’s perfect for all those small projects like adjusting cabinet hinges, opening an electrical box or helping put together another toy for the kids. Combine this small cordless screwdriver with a bit driver set or screw tip and you’ve got a great multi-purpose cordless tool. Best of all it’s small and it will fit nicely in our “junk” drawer!

The Black & Decker SmartDriver will be available this fall just in time for the holidays.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today's Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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