- 6-volt rechargeable drill and screwdriver offers a choice between high-speed drilling and low-speed driving operations
- Pivoting handle locks in three different positions for a versatile range of operating conditions
- Integrated LED light provides visibility in dark areas
- 23-position clutch helps prevent stripping
- Includes an integrated LED light, hex-shank screwdriving bits and a charger
We can’t think of anything we’d want to add to this little hummer. It’s incredible what B&D has engineered into this system (we don’t think it’s fair to call it a “screwdriver”). Dual speed range lets you drill holes at high speed and drive screws at the slower speed. A 23-position clutch, just like what’s on the big boys, will keep you from stripping your screws. But get this: Unlike conventional cordless screwdrivers and regular power drills, this tool’s handle easily locks in three positions for tight areas and awkward spots. Genius! And just like the “real” drills, this one’s got an accessible forward/reverse rocker switch for backing screws out, too. Here’s something, though, that the big-boy drill makers should pick up: It’s got on integrated light so you can always see your work surface clearly. For the money, we haven’t seen anything like it. –Kris Jensen-Van HesteBlack & Decker’s 6 Volt PivotPlus Rechargeable Drill and Screwdriver is a powerful, compact powertool that provides a choice between high-speed drilling power with 40 in./lbs. of torque as well as a lower speed setting for driving with 80 in./lbs. of torque. This handy, compact driver/drill features and ergonomically-shaped body for easy gripping, a handle that locks in three different positions for versatile operating conditions, an integrated LED light for superior visibility in dark areas, and a 23-position clutch that helps prevent stripping. The.6-volt battery offers a long operating life and the quick-release mechanism in the head makes changing bits fast, secure and easy.
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Need crash-corse instruction in chain-saw safety, use, etc.?
Ok, I’m going to be helping relatives with some landscaping work and probably using a chainsaw because it would take forever to do by hand. I’ve watched a good bit and helped neighbors with moving the cut debris, etc. but never used one myself.
Just to complicate matters, they can’t find the owner’s manual so I can’t even look at that. It’s a small Black & Decker electric chainsaw, and a neighbor has offered to let me use their medium size gasoline chainsaw…same thing, no manual.
I need any and all information, references, etc. on dos, don’ts, safety, proper technique, etc. to try and be “prepared”. At this point, I only know the obvious — safety goggles and hearing protection. Staying clear of the blade is a given but I’m not sure what to expect with kickback that could make that harder.
Any pointers from experienced people could help too.
P.S. Is gas or electric safer to operate? Or are they about the same?
Ok, so I went ahead and tried it with the electric saw…didn’t get far and the saw was jammed in a limb about 2″ in diameter and motor wouldn’t turn and I couldn’t pull it free. It only pushed back with 10-20 lbs of force which was a lot less than I expected.
Long story short, my neighbor came over after a short bit (he has a gas powered saw and uses it a ton) and after some difficulty got the electric saw out and finished the job. With his help, we finished all the trimming much faster and neater than I think I could have ever done.
So I have 10 minutes experience…and I think I prefer watching. So I learned something.
Suggestion by sawmech
I’m a chain saw dealer,we sell Stihl chainsaws,anyway to answer your ? both gas and electric are equally dangerous.The one thing I can tell you is to go to your local small engine dealership, like us we will be happy to show you the proper use of both and I know that Stihl dealerships are required to show you proper operation and safety issues, plus they will give you free of charge a safety manuel that will cover all aspects of safety. Also don’t forget the safety gear, they will also be able 2 help you with that also, good luck and good cutting.
Suggestion by t j
Sawmech is right, as a retired professional logger for 40 years hers a few tips.Wear Chaps(leg protectors) be sure the saw is sharp,when cutting brush make sure the rakers on the chain are not filed to much and always have the saw up to speed before cutting small brush ,a few tries and you will see what i mean.Most important IIIDDD if in doubt dont do! Never cut with the tip of the saw blade or allow it to come into contact with other objects this causes kick back.when you get tired and you will its time to quit,most logging accidents happen after 2:00 PM when your tired.dont cut trees or brush that has tension on it.Theres so much to know I could go on and on but these are basics off the top of my head.If you have any specific questions feel free to email me good luck
Suggestion by pickmefirstplz
the dos an dont is dont!!!! pull brush,get coffee but do not operate a chain saw without knowing what you are doing
Suggestion by Alaina J
wear chainsaw chaps, wear safety glasses, never cut taward yourself. take your time with the job, you should be fine