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SainSmart Rechargeable Stainless Steel Screwdriver

SainSmart Rechargeable Stainless Steel Screwdriver

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For those of you comfortable with ordering from the Far East, Banggood has this (ES121 model) on a "flash sale" for US$86 with free shipping. Sale lasts another 2 days. https://www.banggood.com/Upgraded-MINI-ES121-Electric-Screwdriver-Smart-Repairtools-Built-in-STM32-Chip-OLED-with-Screwbits-p-1258406.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
You can choose between Chrome and Stainless finishes (I think MD is only offering stainless), and I haven't compared the included bits.
A review of the ES121: https://youtu.be/by1Bya5Y4ns
Is this the newest version?
General_Prilla
the newest version is ES121,its price is $109.99
tourist
This is incorrect. The ES121 has a different torque/speed max than the 120. This looks like the previous version of the 121, but I’m not certain. Check their website for clues.
Nice vape lol
I have the older version of the tool, the ES121 with a slightly lower torque motor, but otherwise entirely the same.
If you do a lot of work with electronics and this thing is AMAZING. The build quality of the tool itself is high, and it has worked consistently with not a single bug or issue in the ~1 year I've owned it. It makes building drones a breeze, and lowers overall build fatigue by a lot.
PROS: High build quality, solid in the hand Long battery life. Extremely intuitive on how it works Just freaking works, consistently!
CONS: Button placement is too high, it's ergonomics could be better with the button placed further down the shaft of the tool as if you were naturally gripping a screwdriver Even with MD pricing, it's still pretty expensive. It's thicker than a standard screwdriver, you might need to run an extension to get into tight spots or deep screw holes. I noticed an ever so slight wobble in the drive shaft, meaning it's not perfectly straight (Doesn't really affect usability, but it's not a cheap tool, for the price you pay it certainly should be straight)
All that said, I would not hesitate to buy one of these again, or even upgrade my ES121 to the ES120. It's such a simple little tool, but if you do a lot of work on small electronics it's irreplaceable and will save you more time than you thought possible.
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DrKhanMD
I came here to say the same thing. I love my ES120, it's super handy when you have a lot of screws that aren't super tight.
It's pretty good for laptops. I use mine on my 3dprinter.
I don’t know which came first, but he torque level is different between the 120 and 121. Age is immaterial, however, as they are different products for different purposes.
This is a very useful tool, I don't regret it one bit. Bought it from Amazon @ 120 - but came with 16 bits then.
When comparing prices, pay close attention to the bits included in the sets you're comparing it to. At the time I also was considering Banggood, etc. but basically they come out the same (excluding shipping costs) because the more bits that are included, the more expensive they tend to be.
I wouldn't worry about it - this thing is VERY WELL BUILT so it's something you won't regret having
If they replaced three of those screws with LEDs I'd buy one...
Hey MD, why are you guys always getting these screwdrivers and soldering irons from distributors like SEEED and SainSmart, when they are designed and manufactured by the same Chinese company selling on Banggood for their original, lower price?
Does anyone know the average shipping time for ChinaPost? Is it being shipped by air or by boat?
cbmuniversal
Boat, and my experience is two weeks
Just wondering if there is a particular reason that the shipping is ONLY locked to the United States again, particularly when the original vendor ships worldwide ?!
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Many Thanks for your quick reply and your clear explanation Brian . Personally I was always under the impression that a vendor will likely always look to reach a bigger group to move as much of their products as they possibly could, I guess there are always an exception. I just wish I could understand SainSmart logic Knowing that Massdrop can and have consistently reach a much bigger buying group than any single vendor could entirely on their own.
Ershad
Realize this is old, and note that I don't have any special knowledge of Sainsmart or this drop. But generally vendors do this for two reasons: pricing and reseller agreements. My guess is this is probably due to an agreement, and they only have rights to resell in the US.
Less likely is geo-gating. Books, DVDs, software, etc. are all heavily carved up geographically with different pricing in different regions. Screwdrivers usually don't get this treatment, but who knows - some greedy watch company tried it a while back.
The biggest question I have is how loud is it? I work in IT and am pulling laptops and other components apart quite often, but I also work closely with other office personnel who dont appreciate drill noises throughout the day.
NJboneless
it's not loud at all.. a small buzzing is all you hear. I love mine.
I'm just wondering why the bit sets are not option addons. According to this video, it should have optional bits sets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXnhf4ezB9U&feature=youtu.be&t=1m15s
Just the thing for tightning the wheel nuts on my tractor. Honestly, when dealing with tiny fastners the only torque sensing tool I would trust is the dextrous human hand.
I'm wondering why a screwdriver needs a display...from their web site:
"Through an OLED screen, the device displays parameters and rotation modes of motion-control recognition. Under these help, you are able to easily complete the disassembling and assembling of your digital devices."
So the display says "left" and "right" and other useless information? Any videos of it in action?
I actually have been looking for something like this to help disassemble small stuff. My regular power screwdriver is way too powerful. But $90 is a little out of my reach.
awk
I found a video and it looks like the display is only used to indicate battery life, current custom profile, and a moving graphic to indicate rotation direction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TphmmkxG9Mo
Why not possible to send to Spain?
Are the bits a standard shaft size, or are these some weird proprietary thing?
j.a.l
I don't know what standard size is, but the iFixit bits all fit fine.
Like a modern-day Doctor Who sonic screwdriver! Slick.
Mensra
I came just to ask just that: is it even sonic ?
Klikitiklak
I suspect it makes noise.
Huh? So Massdrop are selling it for more than $44.99 like the MSRP?
Edit: Looks like Massdrop had the wrong price and they've now updated it
deanpcmad
Did someone make an oopsie on the price?
Hey, just wanted to point out that they are selling this on the SainSmart site for about $100 plus shipping, and amazon has them for over $100 from third parties. However as of writing this comment the sidebar info says the MSRP is $49.99 and it's currently selling for $89.99 with a drop to $87.99 with 10 sold. I just wanted to say that the sidebar lies and this seems to be a pretty good deal for a neat little piece of tech!
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GoatMan
Thanks for the great information. Luckily, the MSRP has been fixed.