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What is an Impact Driver?

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An impact driver can be a valuable addition to your tool box. It is similar to a drill in that it comes in both corded and cordless options, and it will have a reverse direction setting. Impact drivers, however, are designed to be compact and lightweight. It will also have more torque.

You can buy impact drivers in a range of voltages. The higher the voltage, the greater power and speed the tool will give you. Instead of having a chuck like a drill, an impact driver has a quick-change clamp that holds a hexagonal shank. You can use both drill bits and driver bits with the tool as long as the shank is hexagonal. Why the hex-bit design? This helps with the power output of the impact driver. Impact drivers direct their force downward, and so they are more comfortable to use over a longer period of time.

Do you need both a drill and an impact driver?

Impact Driver Kit, 1590 in-lbs 20V MAX Cordless 1/4" Hex Impact Drill, Variable Speed, with 14Pcs Sockets, 10Pcs Driver Bits...

49.99
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Last update was on: October 12, 2020 3:05 pm

Powerful motor & high torque. Compact & lightweight. Bright LED lights. Quick tool bits change.

Quite frankly I went for a long time with just a drill in the toolbox. it wasn’t until I began working with heavier metals that I found I needed an impact driver. Also, an impact driver will make the job of driving long screws much faster and more comfortable.

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What’s the difference between a drill and an impact driver?

BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Impact Driver Kit (BDCI20C)

High Performance Transmission delivers 1375 in-lbs of max torqueQuick Release 1/4" Hex ChuckCompact
67.70

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Impact Driver, Brushless, 3-Speed, 1/4-Inch, Tool Only (DCF887B)

Dewalt built Brushless Motor, Compact, Lightweight Design for tight spacesVariable speed trigger, no load speed 0 to 1000, 2800, 32503 speed settings for versatility with ...
139.00

Milwaukee M18 2850-20 18-Volt 1/4-Inch Brushless Impact Driver - Bare Tool

Compact design: provides excellent balance and control, ideal for overhead applications or work in tight spacesMilwaukee brushless motor: optimized for efficiency, this motor ...
74.95

The main difference between an this tool and a drill is the driver is more powerful and has more rotational force. Also, the driver head stays more engaged with the scew so there is less slipping of the driver bit.

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Are they worth it?

BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Impact Driver Kit (BDCI20C)

67.70
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High Performance Transmission delivers 1375 in-lbs of max torque
Quick Release 1/4" Hex Chuck
Compact & Lightweight for ease of use
Maximum initial battery voltage measured without a workload is 20 volts and nominal voltage is 18
Included Components: (1) BDCI202, (1) 20v Max Battery, (1) Charger, (1) Screwdriving bit

Absolutely! For two reasons:

  • these tools will drive big heavy screws much faster than drills
  • they ease up on the pressure on your wrist, resulting in longer and more comfortable jobs

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