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I taped the second bit on to the screwdriver body, but that’s a temp fix at best. Let me know if you have a better idea. This tool is the type you would keep in the house, away from your other tools, and bits.
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That said, the B&D Max Gyro is so simple to use, that I have become a master craftsman, and am now checking every loose screw in the house just so I can feel superior with my new found skills. The Max Gyro is a deceptively simple power screwdriver that sort of reminds me of a Nintendo Wii controller: grasp the handle, smile when the headlight pops on, rotate your wrist to the right, and the screwdriver begins to … well, screw. The further to the right you rotate your wrist, the faster the motor goes. To unscrew, simply perform the opposite action. Stand back. Admire handy work.
The 4 Volt rechargeable battery is surprisingly strong and long-lasting, but the great thing is it can be charged while being used — assuming you’re working near a power source. Now, it isn’t as powerful as, say, a screw gun, but the Max Gyro will handle pretty much any simple job around the house with ease.
Included with this bad boy are two screw bits: the standard flat head, and Philips slot head. Would have been cool if the heads were in a one-piece design, each on opposite ends, as I have a tendency to lose small objects, but I’ll make do with what I have.
Overall, I highly recommend this for both the seasoned pro, adding a second addition to the house, or the schmo, like myself, who can barely assemble an Ikea bookshelf. And with a modest price point, the Max Gyro definitely makes for a nice gift, so it is well worth checking into!