The Semi-Automatic Power Screw Driver

Brand: WORX
Manufacturer: Positec USA
Model: WX254L
EAN: 0845534010664
Category: Gadgets & Tools
List Price: $49.99
Price: $36.69  (127 customer reviews)
You Save: $13.30 (27%)
Dimension: 6.50 x 10.85 x 2.25 inches
Shipping Wt: 1.10 pounds. FREE Shipping (Details)
Availability: In Stock.
Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Tackle that honey-do-list with one tool. The Semi-Automatic Driver with rapid bit index is a sure-fired way to shoot through screw driving tasks around the house. What makes the WX254L Semi-Automatic driver unique is the bits are never lost. The WX254L includes two rapid reload cartridges that house 6 common screw driving bits each, making them easy to access and even easier to change. Simply go from drilling a starter hole-to driving a Phillips screw-to driving a flat head screw in a matter of seconds with the semi-automatic bit changer. It is as easy as choosing the bit, rotating the cartridge, and shutting the chamber-you are cocked and locked and ready to drive some screws. The WX254L WORX SD driver is lightweight and comfortable for one-handed operation making it easy to align a screw or hold material in place with the other hand. When the trigger is pressed, an LED light automatically lights the task for better visibility in dark or hard to reach areas. The compact size allows the SD driver to fit into tight spots where a clunky drill is too big for the task. This SD driver is perfect to keep close at hand in the kitchen junk drawer or handy tool bag. Quickly use it to tighten cabinet screws, door handles, light fixtures, outlet covers, and other around-the-house tasks and projects. Keeping the SD driver handy is also great for furniture assembly, hanging curtains, and installing window shades. It has a reversible rotation for any loosening or disassembly tasks. The 4-Volt lithium battery comes with a charger and will hold a charge up to 18 months. The two cartridges come with 6 preloaded bits for 12 total sizes of the most common screw driving bits to tackle any household job, including a screw starter bit. The WX254L Semi-Automatic Driver includes in Cartridge 1, T10, T20, H3, H4, H5, Screw Starter Drill Bit. Cartridge 2, P0, P1, P2, SL4, SQ1, SQ2.

Features

  • Slide action changes bit selection
  • 2 rapid reload cartridges hold 6 bits each and interchange quickly
  • Stays fully loaded and bits are never lost
  • Battery charger included and holds charge up to 18 months
  • Includes screw starter drill bit to make pilot holes

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Top Reviews

Got to admit, this is awesome!
by Chad (4 out of 5 stars)
November 26, 2012

This purchase was "That is awesome, got to try it!" So let me see if I can break it down. The drill:
1. Packaging good, nice and simple
2. Drill is small, not going to be a jobsite tool for sure.
3. Bits are contained as advertised, not going to lose them. (two "magazines" full of bits comes with)
4. Charging is done by plug in on both sides. Meaning the battery (as far as I can tell) is not removeable.
5. No carrying case. But the tray in the box is surprisingly heavy duty, (seriously) I may leave it in there in my tool box.
6. It does have a little LED light on the handle to illuminate a screw head.

Some things to note, this little guy is not going to replace your big dog 18volt (insert big name cordless drill). This little guy, is going to put your doll house together, hang pictures, tighten screws, little odd jobs that the big drill just gets all up in the way with and to be frank, way to powerful to do in the first place. The Worx is hefty enough though. It does not feel cheap, it does have some weight to it. The handle is a little small for my hands, but will work. The slide is heavy duty plastic and slides in and out very smooth, no sticking, nor does it feel cheap.

The RPM is way low, meaning the bit spins slow. Also there is no other speed. It will be easy to track and place on smaller projects and screws. The lock & load method is pretty awesome. You do have to manually open and rotate the cylinder inside the chamber for the desired bit (way easy). And it pops in and out super easy. I really like it so far. One other thing to note, there is no need to tighten the chuck or any of that, lock, Load & screw...lol. I dig this little thing!

Its the perfect leave in the house got to get it quick tool. The price point is good. Any higher and I wouldn't have done it. To find anything similar is difficult. After some hard use (putting togther Christmas toys!)I will definately update my review to see if it makes the 5 star! Since last year, my DeWalt crushed some delicate stuff, I had to use a manual screwdriver at 1am. Not this year!
**UPDATE**

I do like the drill and one commenter pointed out correctly that infact the drill bits do auto change: just slide back the slide all the way and it will rotate the cylinder bit to the next one. Yes ok, I missed it. Awesome point out and way awesome feature!!
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Idea is wonderful - Manufacturer Credibility Questionable
by Blue Lives Matter (2 out of 5 stars)
March 24, 2014

I received the WX254L three weeks ago. After the second use - which was just a few turns of screws, the light on the screwdriver that indicates charging stopped coming on. I notified Worx about this - their first response was: The unit has stopped taking a charge due to a defective battery, please return this to the merchant where you purchased it. I explained that I got it from Amazon and not the local hardware store. In the interim, I contacted Amazon, who immediately gave me a call tag for UPS and sent out a new unit instantaneously. I then receive a message from Worx telling me that they would replace the (New) unit, but I would have to pay for shipping back to them. So I have their item for less than thirty days, they admit a defect, but yet I am responsible in laying out more money to return their defect?

Amazon Fulfillment - EXCELLENT

Worx - The PITS!

I'll continue to be part of Prime, but I will no longer purchase any Worx products.
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I am trying to do simple "diy" projects -- so I'm not talking about heavy-duty construction or anyth
by Chad (3 out of 5 stars)
May 1, 2017

This little power screwdriver is an improvement from manual exertion (the old fashioned way), but I definitely don't think it has enough power or torque to fit the bill for most of my needs. I am trying to do simple "diy" projects -- so I'm not talking about heavy-duty construction or anything like that. Maybe it's my lack of knowledge, but I can't imagine why I can't screw into drywall with it. I know I am avoiding studs since I bought a stud locator from Amazon as well, so to continue hanging a curtain rod means I had to pull out my drill. The nice thing is that it is very simple to use and it comes with a lot of different bits which seem to be pretty hardy!
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A Great Idea I Want To Love, But Can Only Like
by Blue Lives Matter (3 out of 5 stars)
August 22, 2014

This is the best new design idea I've seen on a tool in a while - the chambered bits give you six quick change options without having to loosen the chuck/ tighten the chuck and hunt for bits. You can even swap bits around (uses standard sized bits) so you can make a custom chamber of your most used bits, or one for the job your about to do.

It's got forward and reverse gearing, and an LED light so you can see what you're doing (if you need it or not). It has a charging light that shows red when charging and green when done. All the controls are easy to use.

That's the good. The bad is, it's a tad underpowered, and the power don't last much. I decided to test it out with two common projects (for me): Hang a rack (4 expanding drywall screws), and put together an Ikea bench (8 screws, 8 bolts) on the same charge. This is a job my normal power-driver powers through no problem. The rack went up no problem, giving me great joy and hope. Then the bench. Yeah, the little guy fits in there really well (it's smallish), but he has no stamina. The first 4 screws went in (all but the last 1/4") before the WORX stopped turning. Second 4 it was closer to 1/2". By this time the WORX driver was getting really warm in my hand (that's where the battery is) and it was slowing down turning the screws, but we still had 8 bolts to do. On the bolts the WORX got HOT in my hand, by the end uncomfortably so. It was able to struggle through the first 4 (except the last 1/4"). The second 4 got about 1/2 way in before I took a break (it was really hot!) to see if the battery would recover any. After the break it left me with 3 bolts at least 1" above the level. It just couldn't finish.

NOTE: I recharged it and tried it again with just the IKEA bench - it still couldn't finish.

So, if you have REALLY light work for it, it should be fine, otherwise...stick with the RYOBI. I would like it to get "biggered" enough to finish an IKEA job and not burn my hands.
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I wasnt sure if it was worth it at first.... Now I dont know how I would have managed without it.
by Cateye36 (5 out of 5 stars)
May 14, 2015

I use this alot for taking light swith and outlet covers off and on and replacing switches and outlets as well... I filled one cylinder with phillips and flat tip screwdriver bits so im always one "cock" of the gun away from a phillips or flat tip. This is great for working on light fixtures and switches and outlets where you find covers that require a flat bit and switches and outlets that may require either a flat or phillips bit. I often find on all the electrical work I do that I am ALWAYS switching back and forth between the two.... it is a real time savor.. I Love It!

The drill has a decent amount of power and the battery life is superb..
***Update 12/2018***

After 3 years of use this screwdriver is still going strong. It still holds a charge for nearly as long as it did when it was new and just as powerful. I will definitely buy again when this one fails or if I just need another. It's not something I use daily but I can leave it in my tool box for months and months and it's still ready to go when I grab it. It has earned a permanent place in my tool box so it's always around the house, the shop, or the jobsite when I want it.
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Convenient!!!
by james (5 out of 5 stars)
March 7, 2018

It's an excellent addition to my tool collection! I wouldn't use it to install cabinets or for any sort of demanding job but it fits my needs perfectly. I install flooring and I occasionly need to remove a vent or a panel or a door (when the hinge pins are stuck) things of that nature and we deal with lots of different types of screw heads so it's very convenient to have!!
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Still I feel like if you have a good 12v drill and driver ...
by J. Clark (3 out of 5 stars)
April 28, 2015

This thing "worx" ok for it's instead purpose. A lot of the time its more practical than carrying around a manual screw driver. Still I feel like if you have a good 12v drill and driver set, it makes this thing feel obsolete.

Pros:
-Compact
-Light Weight
-Easily switch between phillips and flat head
-Built in LED
-Affordable
-Does not overscrew in screws/good for not stripping out screws

Cons:
-The trigger feels bulky and awkward, it takes up a good bit of the handle, so I find myself setting off the drill even when I'm just trying to position what ever I'm working on. In my opinion they should have used a smaller, pistol style trigger that wouldn't be in the way so much.
-Should come with some better quality bits and maybe more focus on standard size bits, like having more Phillips and slotted bits to choose from, than the odd ball torx bits

Other thoughts: For the price this thing does a pretty good job. I still feel like it's a better investment to buy a real 12v drill and driver set, so you can do a lot more jobs with your money. For the instead purpose though this thing does the job. It's just a pocket electric screw driver and it works good for that purpose. So if you are looking for a screwdriver when you don't want to reach for your drill/impact driver this thing is good. Still wish it had a better shaped trigger.
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great for Ikea furniture
by Michael Skaggs, Billings, MT. (5 out of 5 stars)
August 19, 2017

love this thing - probably the coolest tool I own.

how I use this tool: I put about 5 different allen wrench sizes in this, and use it when I'm installing Ikea furniture. It's got low enough torque it won't strip any threads or heads and holds enough rounds to get the job done
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Perfect tool for the DIY handy person
by Chris (5 out of 5 stars)
December 22, 2018

I purchased this Worx semi-automatic power screw driver for our RV. I already own several of these handy devices. My husband has one in his toolbox and in his shop. I have one in the fix-it drawer in the kitchen. My regular drill is heavy but the Worx is so light that it is great for installing ceiling fans, light fixtures, door knobs, etc. Plus it has a drum with several types of bits that makes it easy and convenient for changing from philips to flathead bits, My husband and I are retired and have several rental properties. We are always fixing something. We haven't had any problems with the ones we own. It is a must have for the toolbox and makes a great gift.
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I love this drill
by Patrick Coombe (5 out of 5 stars)
October 19, 2017

I love this drill. I do home inspections and use this to take off the electrical panel covers. It's so convenient because a lot of times there will be several types of screws securing the panel covers and I have to change bits to remove the screws. With this drill all of the bits I need are right there in the drills bit chamber so I don't have to go searching for another bit I just have to turn the chamber to the one I need. Awesome product!!!

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