Today Porter Cable announced a new 7.2V “8V MAX” Screwdriver.  It weighs 1.4 pounds and has 125 in-lbs of bolt tightening torque.  It is 6.48″ long for getting into tight areas.  This tool is good for light applications.  For overhead work it is a no brainer.  The battery is non removable which gives the tool a limited life span.  When your battery no longer holds a charge to tool is dead.  Another downfall to this is when the charge is depleted you have to stop working until it is recharged.  For the Home Owner this is a good little tool to have around.  For the Pro I think the battery might hamper things.  The 8v took some design cues from Porter Cables 20V line which we liked.  Let us know what you guys think.

 

Check it out this spring

Price:   $49.99

Model #: PCC842L

Retail Availability: April 2014 at Lowes

Warranty: 3 year limited warranty