3 reasons to have a spare battery for your screwdriver
Before I go into details, it would be worthwhile to give the following entry some legitimacy. I won’t cheat on you. I’m far from Tim Allen. As a young man who does not yet have his own house in one of the suburban housing estates, I cannot call myself an expert in repairs or any kind of DIY. But there is one thing I can be an authority on – the screwdriver. Believe it or not, I have mastered this equipment to perfection. In my 24 years of life, I’ve assembled a dozen or so full of furniture, large sets of kitchen furniture and countless smaller pieces of furniture and I wouldn’t have done it so efficiently without the help of screwdrivers. Makita, Bosch, Festool, Black&Decker, DeWalt… I’ve worked on everything. In short, I’m a professional in this area and I really enjoy doing it. I’ve always found something very soothing in this process. On the one hand, it was a feeling of creating a certain order, putting something together, making tangible progress. On the other hand, it was a matter of action itself, it reminded me of my childhood when I was getting new Lego blocks. It didn’t happen often and usually for some important reason – stay in hospital or birthday. Folding a Lego set was always a pleasant, exciting ritual. But unfortunately, folding furniture has one colossal difference. You can’t afford any treasures for a joyful creativity.
So let’s get to the point.
1. The classic mistake in calculations
Complications and delays of all kinds are common bread in renovation works. Even if we prepare ourselves perfectly the previous day, recharge our battery to full capacity, it may not be enough. Many times I saw how the work had to be interrupted because the battery was running out. Even if we have a charger at hand, we are still doomed to wait, because we will not recharge the battery in 10 minutes. This obviously generates an unnecessary waste of time.
A proposal to solve the problem? There are actually two, the first one is, of course, to get a spare battery. Every time we use one, we put the other one aside for charging and thanks to that we don’t have to stop working even for a while.
The second solution is to buy an enlarged battery. Not everyone knows, but just like in laptops, most screwdrivers allow the use of batteries much larger than the original ones. Some batteries can double the working time.
You will of course find them in our range of rechargeable batteries for power tools. All you need to do is find your screwdriver battery model and on the product card you will see if there are other capacity versions.
2. The hand can shake… especially during repairs
As you probably know, construction and renovation works often require a certain amount of acrobatics or a stunt hire from us. It is natural that in such situations we may run out of agility, dexterity or balance and the screwdriver may simply fall on concrete. Such a fall can threaten to damage the cells, for example, making the battery useless. Of course, it’s only this rather positive scenario.
There’s no need to wrap it up in cotton, repairs aren’t cream tubes, it’s often a regular struggle for survival. It’s true, you have to deal with the inconveniences that fall on you, but never at the expense of your health. Sometimes rush and deadline can suppress the self-preservation instinct in the brain and at some point we find ourselves in a situation like you in the picture.
The answer is “reason”. It’s always better to lose a working day than one of your fingers. A bit of imagination will certainly avoid unpleasant accidents, the consequences of which will be much worse than having to buy a new screwdriver battery.
3. Sudden battery failure
The screwdriver battery, like any other, has a specific strength and number of cycles it can run. No matter how solid the cells are, after a reasonable period of use everyone will eventually refuse to obey. That’s the natural progression of things. Of course, according to Murphy’s law, this always happens at the worst possible moment. Believe me, that’s how it works.
In the event of a breakdown, we can no longer count on recharging the battery and the only solution is to replace it. You can be sure that once this happens, all the accessory shops for your screwdriver within a radius of 150 kilometres will be closed and the remaining more than 9,000 screws will be turned with a screwdriver.
Finally, a group of real acrobats-professionalists presenting a very difficult gymnastics figure called “spinebreaker”.
Come and get from us a spare battery. Not just for screwdrivers.
Author: Krzysztof Wołongiewicz