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How to use reverse

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Forward reverse switch on cordless screwdriver Most cordless screwdrivers have a reverse feature, which means they can turn the chuck and therefore the screwdriver or drill bit in both directions.
Forward/ reverse switch The reverse feature is controlled using a switch which allows you to alternate between forward and reverse.

This switch is usually located just above the speed control trigger, so it can be pushed easily with your thumb or forefinger.

Whether or not your particular make and model has this feature should be listed in the product spec or user manual.

   Wonkee Donkee says; Remember: Don’t alternate between forward and reverse if the screwdriver is still turning. Wait until it has come to a complete stop.

When to use reverse

Screwing in a screw

Removing screws

If a screw has been driven in using a powered screwdriver, it can be hard to remove it using a manual screwdriver. The reverse feature can be used for this purpose.

Cordless screwdriver drilling hole

Backing out drill bits

Most cordless screwdrivers are not designed to drill holes, but the ones that are will require a drill bit to do so.

When drilling holes the drill bit can occasionally become jammed and simply pulling it out could cause damage.

Putting the screwdriver in reverse means that you can back the drill bit out safely.