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DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« on: January 19, 2014, 05:13:03 PM »

Got a new cordless screwdriver the other day. Having had ordered it online I was a bit surprised at just how small it was once I got it in my hand.

DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver on Amazon



I had been using a smaller Makita cordless drill for years and just chucking in the bit adaptor when I used it as a screwdriver.

This is my first cordless driver with a dedicated 1/4" screwdriver hex type chuck already on it. Sure love the feel of it in my hand, can't wait to start putting it to use.

Any other DeWalt fans out there?

What kind of cordless screwdriver are you currently using and how do you like it?

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 01:04:26 PM »
AJ I have that same one and it is the best out of all the others i've used. Love the three lights. Think about getting the flashlight that uses the same battery. It is compact, bright and has a swivel head, magnet and a stand.

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 05:47:35 PM »
The flashlight does look awesome!
How long have you had yours?

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 09:54:26 AM »
About 18 months. The Bosch that I had before didn't like being left in the cold and wouldn't work unless it was warmed up. I figured it had something to do with the Lithium batteries, but haven't had that problem with the Dewalt.

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 11:15:36 PM »
I got the 8v dewalt gyro screwdriver and really like it, it has replaced my drill and ratcheting screwdrivers.




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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 10:35:21 PM »
I have the same one! (What's that old saying about great minds...) I tried a few others, read a bunch of reviews and decided on this one. I love it! I live in Upstate New York and was also wondering how this would perform with the cold weather we have. I leave my tools in the truck overnight. This past Wednesday the temperature was -15 degrees when I left the house. The Dewalt worked fine right out of the bag. I use a Klein multimeter in my carry bag and the display would not even light up until it warmed up.

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 10:02:13 AM »
I'm going to get an extra battery and leave it in the truck. These lithiums don't give you much notice when the charge is gone. I read that they can hold their charge for a year. As long as I charge them on the weekend I'm usually good for the week, but sometimes I use the flashlight a lot like yesterday when I was in an old dark basement working on a dryer. They had one 40 watt bulb in the ceiling. You've heard of a 3 dog night? That was a 2 flashlight job!

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2014, 06:51:15 PM »
I now have the DeWalt 12V flashlight too! :D

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=15359.0

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2014, 06:57:45 PM »
bosch ps41. can replace door handles all the way to front load rebuilds. O0 O0

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2014, 07:14:19 PM »
I'm going to get an extra battery and leave it in the truck. These lithiums don't give you much notice when the charge is gone. I read that they can hold their charge for a year. As long as I charge them on the weekend I'm usually good for the week, but sometimes I use the flashlight a lot like yesterday when I was in an old dark basement working on a dryer. They had one 40 watt bulb in the ceiling. You've heard of a 3 dog night? That was a 2 flashlight job!

Not cheap, but the DEWALT DCB119 12-Volt MAX and 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Vehicle Battery Charger would let you charge them back up from your service vehicle.

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2015, 10:08:00 AM »
I have the dewalt 12 volt drill and 2 of the flash lights nice and light for the tool bag and good
   battery life wouldn't leave the shop without them

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2015, 10:24:27 AM »
I bought another flashlight because I was afraid they would discontinue them someday. I also got 2 batteries. The new ones have an XR on the label. Now I can go two weeks without recharging.

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2015, 11:42:45 AM »
What's new about the batteries with the XR on them?

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2015, 02:16:56 PM »
The literature says they increase the run time by 40%.

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2015, 04:14:10 PM »
Nice!  O0

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2017, 02:30:57 AM »
How's your Dewalt holding up? The chuck broke on mine in six weeks of use. It's going back to Home Depot.

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2017, 08:28:20 AM »
No problems with mine so far.

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2017, 04:56:34 PM »
I"ve had mine for over 3 years. Sure looks worn but still working.

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Re: DeWalt 12vMax DCF610S2 Screwdriver
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2017, 06:20:10 PM »
I'm getting another one. Dewalt says 90 days full refund warranty. I was removing a motor from a Haier combo washer dryer. When I backed the screw out, the back sheet metal caught under the collet and popped it off. I found all the parts and put it back together but now the bits won't lock in place. I checked the parts diagram and all the parts are there. I thought the check ball was gone but it's still there. It's under warranty, I'll just get a new one.