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I want to get a AA or 9 volt (any household battery type) powered screwdriver or pistol grip that can accept bits the way a keyless chuck does. I read that old thread about cordless drivers, and they would all be too powerful for this. I like to crack bolts loose, and spin them out with something, then later spin them in and final torque by hand. Any ideas? Black and decker quality is fine.
 

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I've had a moded skill twist since the 1970's that I put a li-ion cell in 20 years ago and moded the charging rack to accept my home base charger and maybe 1 once a year I charge it full .it sits in its place for months gets knocked off shelf by my gravity checker , doesn't have a clutch just a cw/ccw push button had 2 sub c NiCad's in it(Long dead) found another n a estate sale last month for a whole dollar..lol..also picked up a m12 screw gun with clutch another $5
 

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If your going to go cheap, the B&D lithium are decent. I know you said you wanted NiMH, but I don't know of any that you use "cells" in, just packs, or built in battery. So if your going built-in, get lithium. Doesn't have memory and stays at more constant power until it's time to charge.

Checked B&D's site, they have a 4 cell AA driver:
https://www.blackanddecker.com/prod...ls/screwdrivers/6v-alkaline-screwdriver/ad600

Could likely use some decent NiMH AA's in that.

My first one was like this lithium one of theirs:
https://www.blackanddecker.com/prod...screwdriver-with-compactfit-technology/li3100

Did fine for working on RC's. Not a ton of torque, eventually it died internally and would just slip/spin the motor but out the output all the time.

I've had the milwaukee M12 driver with a clutch for quite a few years and would never want to buy anything else. If/when my 12V Max dremel dies, I'll get the milwaukee M12 version of that, then I don't have to keep 2 kinds of batteries/chargers around.
 

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