Among the many options for cordless screwdrivers, Dremel’s new GO Driver is unique in its “push-and-go” activation: to drive screws, simply slide the selector switch to the forward position and push the GO Driver onto the screw to activate a clockwise rotation. Reversing screws works the same way: slide the selector switch to the reverse position and push the GO driver onto the screw to activate the tool in a counterclockwise rotation.
It features a built-in 4.0-volt Max rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a USB port for convenient charging. At seven inches long and weighing 9.8 ounces, the GO’s compact size and slim design allow users to work in tight spaces and awkward angles more easily. The tool operates at 360 rpm, which Dremel states is twice as fast as similar competitive products in the market.
While the GO Driver develops up to 44 in.-lbs. of torque for demanding driving tasks, it also features overdrive protection, which is controllable by a dial located at the back of the tool. It enables you to set the amount of torque required for the job to prevent damaging the material being fastened and stripping the hole. You can also set the directional switch to neutral and turn the driver like a manual screwdriver for maximum control.
Dremel’s included USB Fast Charger replenishes the battery in about 1.5 hours. A seven-piece precision screwdriver bit set is also provided (#1 and #2 Phillips bits, #5 hex bit, #2 square drive bit, #6 slotted bit and T20 and T25 Torx bits) to fit the tool’s magnetic 1/4-in. hex bit holder.
The Dremel GO Driver (model GO-01) sells for $39.98 and comes with a 2-year warranty.