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Black & Decker BDCS40G 4-Volt Max Gyro Screwdriver

by Black & Decker
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

List Price: CDN$ 39.99
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Product Features

  • Gyroscopic Technology for increased control with variable speed and forward/reverse
  • Lithium Battery tech stays charged and ready for up to 18 months
  • LED work light illuminates work area
  • For use in tight spaces
  • Holds a charge up to 18 months

Frequently Bought Together

Black & Decker BDCS40G 4-Volt Max Gyro Screwdriver + Black & Decker LI4000 3.6-Volt Lithium-Ion SmartSelect Screwdriver with Magnetic Screw Holder
Price For Both: CDN$ 66.42


Product Information

Technical Details
Part NumberBDCS40G
Item Weight454 g
Product Dimensions15.9 x 4.4 x 9.5 cm
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Item model numberBDCS40G
Voltage4.00
Item Package Quantity1
Number of Handles1
Batteries Included?Yes
Batteries Required?Yes
Weight455 grams
Length15.9 centimeter
Width44 millimeters
Height9.5 centimeter
  
Additional Information
ASINB008R5259Y
Best Sellers Rank #380 in Tools & Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 Kg
Date First AvailableOct. 24 2012
  
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Product Description

From Amazon.ca

The Black & Decker BDCS40G Gyro screwdriver is the world's first motion-activated screwdriver that controls variable speed and direction with gyroscopic technology. Its small, lightweight, easy-to-use design makes it ideal for everyday use. The Gyro has the perfect balance of power and versatility to handle all of your screwdriving needs, such as cabinet repairs, loose screws, and setting up toys. The 4-volt lithium-ion battery features up to an 18-month charge, giving the ability to store it in a drawer, a tools box, or a closet without the worry of having to charge it before use.



BDCS40G Gyro Screwdriver

At A Glance:
  • Uses gyroscopic technology
  • Automatic forward/reversing, with variable speeds
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Lithium battery holds 18 month charge
  • Two year limited warranty
Black & Decker Gyro in everyday use

The Black & Decker Gyro is versatile enough for everyday usage.

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Black & Decker Gyro in everyday use

The Black & Decker Gyro is also strong enough for most DIY screwdriving needs.

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Features

The Gyro has a 4V MAX lithium-ion rechargeable battery capable of holding a charge for up to 18-months. The charging slot is conveniently placed on the bottom of the handle and out of the way if the user needs to charge the tool and use it at the same time.


The Gyro has the ability to operate at 180 revolutions per minute and apply 35 inches per pound in torque while screwdriving. Depending on how steep the user turns the Gyro after activating the screwdriver, the gyroscopic technology will control the speed of the screw bit. The user needs only to rotate their wrist one-quarter turn to the right for a clockwise motion or left for a counter-clockwise motion. The Gyro also has the ability to fluidly change from clockwise to counter-clockwise, or vice versa. For added functionality, the Gyro also comes equipped with a bright, white, LED light that will illuminate where the user is aiming.

Versatility

The Gyro, while simplistic and small in design, is versatile and functional in use. Although the Gyro only comes with two standard screwdriving bits, it has the ability to accept many other standard bits, making it a perfect tool for many screwdriving needs. The Gyro's small design also makes it ideal for use in tight or cramped spaces, where other larger screwdrivers may not fit. Additionally, the small size combined with its long charge time affords the user the ability to store the Gyro almost anywhere.

About Black & Decker

Since 1910, Black & Decker has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, accessories, outdoor yard care equipment, home cleaning products, automotive and lighting products, hardware, and other home improvement products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, Black & Decker has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing and marketing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home and for commercial applications. When users need to get work done, they trust Black & Decker for the products that will do the job efficiently and reliably.

What's In The Box

The Gyro screwdriver comes with a single charger and two 1-inch screwdriving bits.

Black & Decker Reliability

The Black & Decker BDCS40G Gyro screwdriver comes with two year limited warranty.

Gyro screwdriver left or right

With a turn of the wrist, the user can screw or unscrew at variable speeds

Product Description

Gyroscopic Technology for increased control with variable speed and forward/reverse Lithium Battery tech stays charged and ready for up to 18 months LED work light illuminates work area For use in tight spaces Holds a charge up to 18 months


Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the screwdriver I needed Jan. 17 2013
By TheSpam
Verified Purchase
I am a telecom contractor and have been using this product for work. It is more effective then an drill for rack mounting units.
Will test the battery quality for sure!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't be without it Jan. 5 2013
Verified Purchase
Has plenty of torque. Goes into places a full sized drill won't go.
Just like falling off of a log, just lean sideways and away you go; it's as simple as that.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique screwdriver June 30 2013
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I bought two of them, one for my father and one for me. This screwdriver was at first, at least for me, a bit disconcerting, as I never used a tool that works like this before. Once I mastered the gyroscopic activation, wow, the operation of the tool became almost like a natural movement of the hand.

I am now only using it for every screwing job in the house. Don't be deceived by the size of the screwdriver, it's strong enough to unscrew the most tighten screw. And I found the small size of the tool handy, as it make it easy to carry it with you around the house. Batterie life seems so far very incredible.

The only drawback I can find on it is the lack of bits. That's why I give 4 stars because one need to buy more bits or a set of bits. I find the tool so useful now that I would use it with every type of screw, but the lack of bits puts a damper on my enthusiasm.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very handy product Dec 3 2012
Verified Purchase
Love it, works perfectly and holds the charge real well, the gyro works perfectly and is a very handy to work with. Use it almost every day.
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By Mike S
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I originally purchased this because I needed a small power screwdriver to use around my house for normal screwdriver tasks. The gyro interface was something gimmicky that I figured taking a punt on would be worthwhile. I'm assuming that this places me firmly in the 'core customer' area on the marketing presentation for this screwdriver.

The first problem started as soon as I opened it and decided to unscrew a hinge on my fence to align it. Unfortunately for Canadians, a Robertson bit is not included, and there's no way for the screwdriver to hold onto an extra bit. I ended up purchasing a drill bit set from Canadian Tire that came with a Robertson bit that fits the chuck. Unfortunately, this means that I have to keep the bits together in a ziploc bag near the charger, and try not to lose them.

The short and wide snout of the screwdriver greatly limits its usefulness; most of the time I just end up reaching for my Dewalt power drill because it has more torque and has about the same clearance as the Black & Decker. Making this screwdriver fit into tighter spaces would be a huge advancement

The gyro screwdriver mechanism is gimmicky but is actually much more intuitive than a conventional power screwdriver; it's an extension of the 'modeless' concept from user interfaces to power tools. I can't count the number of times I've left my drill in "tighten" when I really meant to have it in "loosen," and this helps keep that from happening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars handy little tool Jan. 7 2014
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good amount of torque for its size but don't expect to power in a 2 inch number eight would screw into oak but if you're just looking to unscrew later duty screws this is the way to go. The Gyro was a pleasant surprise and works really well. Would definitely recommend this tool to home handyman.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite electric screwdriver Nov. 15 2013
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I've had several electric screwdrivers over the last thirty years of fixing computers. I've used each one for a bit and then gone back to a simple, light, regular screwdriver.

This one is different. Not only does it have a flashlight and an easy to control variable speed reversible bit, it also locks when you let go of the trigger. This allows you to loosen tight screws without relying on the strength of the little motor, and it also allows you to torque it tight with your bare hand and no motor involved, allowing more precise control of the torque applied.

The only improvement I can think of would be to shrink it a little, but not too much. Also the part of it that's coloured red could be a little less orangey, more reddy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good tool Dec 16 2012
Verified Purchase
Easy to use especially in small places, enough tork for unscrewing tight nut or screw. long life battery. Light strong enough to see in dark corners.
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Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this tool
A great tool for the kitchen tool drawer, a stong little rechargable reversable drill screwdriver and with the light its great.
Published 5 days ago by David R. Labonte
2.0 out of 5 stars 5X Warrantied/Stopped Working. Excellent otherwise!
Excellent design/idea. Works great... •_When_ it works •
From Canadian Tire 0600 Bay/Dundas Toronto, I had to warranty 5 of these because they simply stopped working within... Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. T. Tao
4.0 out of 5 stars cool concept
It's ok product with very cool concept, and my kid is able to use it without any problem. The battery hold very long time.
Published 2 months ago by DragonC
1.0 out of 5 stars Would be great if it lasted
Bought as gift for son-in-law, for light use replacing outlet and switch covers. It didn't even last a month of occasional use.
Published 3 months ago by Donald C. Carlgren
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little Tool
This device met all my expectations, and is easy to use after only a little experimentation. I would recommend it to any handyman who. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Claire A White
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I use this all the time. The battery lasts long and it saves my wrists from the constant turning of a screwdriver. After many months of using this, it has yet to let me down.
Published 5 months ago by Steve Musil
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for regular people!
It's great for handling, light weight, and automatic rotation!

The reason that I gave 4 star is that they are not very powerful, and technical professionals like... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great power tool!
A boon for my aching wrist.
Good thing that I already have a bit kit that fits this tool.
no more.
Published 7 months ago by William
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This is really handy for old folks and those with arthritis and carpel tunnel.

I got one for myself and one for a friend for Christmas.
Published 7 months ago by Darlene L. Johnston
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Originally I bought this to hang pictures at home, but it migrated over to work. I use it at least once a day in 20-30 minute spurts assembling equipment. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Megapen1
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