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Black & Decker LI3100 Cordless Screwdriver Review

Are you looking for a light-duty cordless screwdriver that fits in your hand comfortable, can store in your kitchen, and is great for around the house? 

The Black & Decker LI3100 may be the driver for you!  Designed specifically for homeowners, this inexpensive, lightweight and handy driver can tackle many tasks including furniture assembly, small fix-it jobs and saves your wrist from all that turning!

Simple, inexpensive, but also lacking frills, the LI3100 may be just the cordless screwdriver you need!

Please note: Although I am reviewing this bestselling drill, I have no experience using it. Instead, I summarize all of the helpful reviews of this drill from the web, in a level-headed, unbiased manner. My goal is to do the hard research work for you, so you don’t have to. Visit the about page to learn more!

The Review

The Good:

  • Battery lasts for hours and holds its charge for up to 18 months.
  • Grip and comfortable and large enough for 3 fingers
  • Small enough to go in tight spaces too small for a full-sized drill.

The Bad:

  • Non-removable battery means you have to stop working when the tool runs out of juice!
  • Not a professional grade tool – if use push it too hard, it will break!

Reviewers of this cordless screwdriver really had a lot of good things to say – that is – as long as you keep the tool in the proper context.  As I mentioned above, it’s not a professional level cordless driver, and if you try to use it that way, you won’t be pleased.  A great professional model is the Makita FD01w, and it’ll stand up to anything you throw at it!

The LI-3100 is a perfect fit for somebody who sometimes needs a cordless screwdriver around the house to assemble/disassemble furniture, and to sink screws into wood and particle boards.  It’s certainly a light-duty model, but it comes at an incredibly low price – and that’s why we give it 3.5 stars!  Check it out on Amazon.

Overall Rating 

3.5 / 5 stars      
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Ease Of Use and Feel:

If there’s one thing that reviewers really love about this cordless screwdriver, it’s the comfort grip.  Subtle finger cutouts in the rubber guide your hand into the perfect spot and balance the tool out nicely.  Both men and women report it’s comfort, so it fits a variety of hand sizes.

Users report that they could carry it around all day long and not get tired, so it’s a perfect companion to a cordless drill which would tire your arm out!

Durability:

If you’re looking for a highly durable tool, look elsewhere.  This is the one area that this tool really falls short of more expensively priced cordless screwdrivers.  However, if you need a around-the-house tool that you’ll be gentle with and not over-exert, this is the tool for you.

Special Features:

Being a fairly basic tool, the Black & Decker LI3100 only features my favorite LED worklight.  As we’ve mentioned before, you really can’t go wrong with an on-board worklight, and reviewers of this tool agree!

What Comes in the Box?

Target User:

This tool is definitely designed and best for the homeowner who needs occasional use out of a light-duty tool.  The non-removable battery also means that you need to stop working to recharge if the tool dies.

However, the tool does store well, and the stored battery will hold a charge for up to 18 months – perfect for stashing in your kitchen drawer to do little around the home repairs and tighten knobs!

Price:

For being a very inexpensive tool, the LI-3100 really delivers great value for the price.  Users are very happy with their purchase, making this LI-3100 Cordless Screwdriver with Integrated Battery

 

Specifications:

  • Model: LI3100
  • Brand: Black & Decker
  • Type: Cordless Screwdriver
  • Voltage: 3.6v
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • Chuck Size: No Chuck, Quick Change Hex Bits Only
  • Speed: 180 RPM
  • Worklight: Yes
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs
  • Warranty: 2 years
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