LESLIE: Sharon in Texas needs some help finding the right tool to get the job done. What can we do for you today?
SHARON: Hi. Well, I was wondering what brand that you would recommend – a small, light battery or electric screwdriver for someone who’s not very strong. I like to do a lot of things around the house but I can’t hold, you know, one of the heavy screwdrivers because I’m disabled. So I was curious if there is a small one that would still be, you know, strong enough to do the job.
LESLIE: You know, Sharon, this is the perfect time to find tools that are exceptionally lightweight but very, very powerful, with this whole lithium ion battery technology that has really flooded the market recently. We’re finding tools that just weigh a fraction of what they would weigh had they had a nickel cadmium batter prior to this lithium ion technology. And Ryobi has one; it’s a four-volt lithium ion screwdriver and it only weighs a pound but it packs a lot of power in that pound.
SHARON: A four-volt and it’s one pound?
SHARON: Oh, that’s awesome. Thank you so much.
LESLIE: You’re so welcome.
TOM: And the lithium ion battery technology is great because it runs and runs and runs all the way the way through to the end; it doesn’t lose any charge if you just set it down for a while.
SHARON: Oh, that’s great. Where would you recommend that I look for that?
TOM: Any Home Depot has that product.
SHARON: Home Depot? OK.
TOM: Yep. Mm-hmm.
SHARON: Well, thank you so very much.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.