Summary: I have owned the driver for 21 years. On my 3rd round of batteries. The adjustable torque settings are great, I can use it in building my own computers and avoid stripping screws yet drive screws and lag bolts through 1/2" drywall without problems. For the person who had problems with the switch I regret they had a problem, but my switch has always been easy to use as long as I don't engage the locking clutch.
Summary: Awesome. Long battery life and powerful. Been using this product for years and I'm completely satisfied. "It's not 18 volts... it's only 2.4 volts, sounds too wimpy and too expensive". Wrong. Try it, You'll like it!
Summary: I paid 79.99 for a Panasonic EY503B 2.4-Volt Cordless Drill & Driver. This is a lot of money for a screw driver and I would have expected a professional quality tool for the money. What I got was a hand held tool that has a poorly designed forward-reverse button. It takes so much force to toggle the button that I got an indentation in my thumb. I thought the first one was defective, so I had Amazon.com replace the ordered tool.
Get the Milwaukee. Same screwdriver. Better warranty!
I. Leong "mhz500", Amazon
12 January 2005
Summary: I compared this Panasonic screwdriver with the Milwaukee 2.4 volt 6547-22. It's basically the same screwdriver. The Milwaukee is also made in Japan. With the Milwaukee, you get two batteries, a fitted case, and three bits, including a 1/4" socket adapter and drill bits. It even comes with a 1/4" Jacobs chuck that fits the driver's 1/4" hex socket. The Milwaukee has a five (5) year warranty on everything except the batteries. The batteries are warrantied for one year.
The best; makes the guys at Sears and Home Depot envious...
23 September 2004
Summary: I've used the EY-503 for a couple of years while doing repairs on hardware for a major computer company. It's an impressive tool with great torque settings, two speed selections, and a really comfortable pistol grip. I work with it on even small items, like T6 bits without worrying about stripping them out. Not too powerful, but not weak either, it is amazingly useful.
Summary: The 2.4V wireless panasonic driver made my job easy and don't worry about the 2.4V, which must be proven to be more powerful than you expect. It was perfectly working for my tedious boring job at home. If anyone who interested in electric tool for hobby or whatever, try to own it. You are not going to be disappointed. You will like it.
Summary: I have used this driver for the last eight years as well as some others on the market, nothing will beat this unit. I am on my third driver now, not bad considering that I use this driver literally at least a dozen times a day. I use it in my work as a major appliance tech., I would recomend this driver without any reservations at all!!
Summary: I've owned my Panasonic 2.4v screwdriver for about ten years, albeit unused for the past 5 or so due to lack of fresh NiCd batteries. Anyway, the EY503B was the best lightweight cordless screwdriver you could buy back around 1991, two speed with torque clutch. I used it professionally daily back then and it's versatility and performance always made my job easier. I recently bought fresh batteries and look forward to putting it back into my tool bag.