Makita BFR550: A Cord-Free Autofeed Screwdriver

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There are time in Woodworking that we need to screw down a lot of screws like if you were Build a Playhouse. Looking more like a Navy Seal weapon the Makita BFR550 is an extremely sturdy Autofeed Screwdriver since it has a solid aluminum casing. It comes with a long lasting Li-ion 3.0AH battery, which has been matched against their Makita Ni-cd 2.0Ah battery, and been shown to have more lifetime work volume. The screwdriver’s MAKSTAR Charger enables it to control the power, temps and voltage which will prevent the device from over-heating. The Makita BFR550 is not only lightweight but can be charged anywhere.

One of the greatest modifications in power tools is definitely going cordless. Virtually every brand name, now has tools that can be powered by batteries. Makita has developed a very good auto feed screwdriver called the Makita BFR550. You will find capabilities that, not only make it easy to use, but easy to carry around as well. This is a collapsible cordless screwdriver and it is very lightweight.

Having its built-in lock on button, you can continue to be able to work without stopping. Work can move much faster with its reverse switch as well. You can even screw without jamming given that the Makita BFR550 posseses an anti-tilt option that will keep the screw from swaying. The anti-tilt selection has a stopper that comes with seven distinct settings for each screw size.

It will be easy to screw a lot more accurately due to the feeding line. It is simple to take out screw strips through just a push of a button. Rapid shooting technology of the Makita BFR550 makes it possible for very quiet performance so you won’t worry about disturbing the neighbors. The easy grip handle also helps make this electric screwdriver safe to use.

Occasionally you need a particular type of screwdriver for certain needs. There will be occasions that a cordless screwdriver is needed rather than one with a cord. With so many makes on the market, you need to locate one that is best for you. To uncover the appropriate model, the best option would be to try it all out.

The Autofeed Screwdriver uses strip screws from 5/32” to 2 3/16 in length that can removed by pushing on a single bottom on the bottom of the feed mechanism. The Dust proof construction allows for smooth positioning of the guide rails.  Makita has built in an Anti-tilt device that keeps your crews from swaying as you position the tool.

From a battery prospective the uses a Lithium- Ion battery.  Makita’s version which they call Makstar Lithium- Ion is reports to be 40% lighter then the older NiMh 28 volt batteries. The smart charger actually communicates with the battery on the charger.  It knows the identification of the battery and can read the history of the battery.  It will analyze the battery condition to see if it has been abused. Which of course none of us do. I’ve never over discharged the battery or left it charging in the sun on hot day. This charger will actually cool down the inside of the battery while its on the charger.