In this Toolstop guide we’ll answer some commonly asked questions about impact drivers.
An impact driver is a type of cordless drill driver, but instead of a standard 13mm chuck, it features a 1/4” hex bit holder which grips small screwdriver bits.
It differs from a cordless drill driver in that the main use for it is to drive long, wide screws into tough materials.
Watch our short video guide cover the topic of impact drivers on Toolstop TV.
With each rotation of the bit holder the motor applies impacts coupled with high levels of torque. And all of this comes from a cordless tool that usually has a very compact head length, making it perfect for driving screws in tight corners or hard to access places.
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But do you need an impact driver?
We asked Eric from Bosch to explain the differences between impact drivers, combi-drills (sometimes called impact drills) and impact wrenches. You can watch this exclusive guide on Toolstop TV here.
For many, their impact driver is a must have piece of kit in their toolbox. With the right bit attached it will even drill holes. If you’re working on jobs that require driving loads of screws, or long screws into hard material, then you should own an impact driver.
They’re ideal for building decks, screwing down plywood flooring and more.
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Here are 3 of our favourite cordless impact drivers:
- Dewalt DCF888D2B 18V XR Brushless Tool Connect Impact Driver in TSTAK Box (2 x 2.0Ah Batteries). High power Brushless motor outputting up to 205Nm of torque ensures heavy applications are completed quickly. 18V Tool Connect™ Bluetooth Batteries for connectivity, security and inventory management of your batteries. Qualifies for Toolstop Finance
- Makita DTD153RTJ 18V Cordless li-ion Brushless Impact Driver (2 x 5.0Ah Batteries) in MakPac Carry Case. Features on the DTD153 include a one touch sliding chuck for rapid bit change, LED job light for improved visibility and a rubber moulded handle for better grip. Qualifies for Toolstop Finance
- Hitachi WH18DSAL/L4 18V Cordless li-ion Impact Driver (Body Only). Super-compact and very affordable, great entry level impact driver for anyone looking to pick up their first
What’s your pick for best impact driver and how do you use yours? Let us know in the comments.