An impact driver can drive screws better than even the best screw guns out there. That’s because it uses not only rotation but also concussive blows to power the screws through even the densest material. This makes them the best tools for dealing with large lag screws and for dealing with projects that need a large number of screws to be driven.
It’s imperative, however, that if you are going to buy one of these tools that you buy the best impact driver possible. An inferior model won’t have the precision or the power to do the job properly. Which is why I’ve compiled the following list of the top ten best impact driver tools which are currently available. These models will do the job that you need to be done and do it quickly and easily.
10. Ryobi One+ P236 18-Volt Cordless Driver
Designed to be powerful and precise, the Ryobi P236 has a number of features which make it an ideal fastener driver. It delivers 3,200 RPM and up to 1,600 inch-pounds of torque, which is an impressive amount of power for around the house. It also is equipped with 3 LED lights near the chuck, which enables this unit to illuminate the area as it’s being used. It also has a rubber over-grip which makes this driver easy-to-use, even when the user’s hands are wet or sweaty. And since this is a tool-free tool, users simply have to put a bit into the chuck and lock it down.
9. Milwaukee 2462-20 M12
Designed to deliver up to a thousand pounds of torque and 2,500 RPM of rotation, this driver is capable of handling a wide variety of fastening tasks. It has an ergonomic design that not only makes it easy-to-hold but also easier to use and has an on-board battery gauge which tells the user just how much battery time is remaining. While this model is bare, which means the battery has to be purchased separately, it does deliver performance that puts other drivers to shame. It’s 7-inches by 1.8-inches by 6.5-inches in size and weighs approximately 2.3-pounds.
8. Black & Decker BDC120C 20-Volt Max Lithium Driver
This tool has a number of features which make it useful for handling a variety of projects. It delivers 1,375 pounds of maximum torque and has a variable speed that can operate between 0 and 3,000 RPM. It also has a 20-volt battery that can be used with other Black & Decker Max tools. This tool also has a quick-release 1/4-inch hex chuck and has a compact and lightweight design as well. Which makes it a tool which will prove itself useful in just about any tool box or home workshop.
7. Black & Decker 20-Volt Drill/Driver Combo Kit (BD2KITCDDI)
This combo kit comes with the BDC120 driver, the LDX120 drill, an LBXR20 20-volt Max battery, a double-ended driver kit and a battery charger. In other words, it has everything a homeowner or DIY handyman to deal with a number of different fasteners. The drill has an 11-position clutch that also has an LED work light, and the driver can deliver up to 1,375 pounds of max torque. Both tools have a light and compact design that makes them easy-to-use and since they are part of the Max Battery System, the battery they come with can be used with a variety of other Black & Decker Max tools.
6. Dewalt DCK240C2 20-Volt Lithium Combo Kit
Consisting of a DCF885 driver, a DCF771 drill, two 20-volt lithium-ion 1.3Ah battery bags, a contractor bag and a 20-volt Maximum charger, this combo kit is ready to tackle an assortment of different jobs. The driver is designed with a 3-LED light ring that allows the user to see what they’re working on, a one-handed hex chuck for easy bit removal and a compact design. The drill has a 1/2-inch single-sleeve ratcheting chuck and a high-performance 300-watt motor. All in a kit bag that’s easy to take from one job to the next.
5. Dewalt DCF885C1 20-Volt Max Driver Kit
This kit comes with the DCF885 driver, a fast charger, and a 20-Volt Max battery, everything needed to get a job done quickly and efficiently. The driver is compact and weighs under 3-pounds, so it’s easy-to-use and portable to use just about anywhere. It also has a built-in LED light that has a twenty-second delay after the trigger is released, so users can see what they are working on. And this tool also has a 1/4-inch hex chuck that accepts 1-inch bit tips and can be loaded easily with one hand. All of this means this unit is ready for use around the house or on the job site.
4. Bosch 18-Volt Cordless Drill/Impact Combo Kit
Drilling and driving capabilities are available to anyone who decides to use this combo kit. It features a Bosch DDS181A 1/2-inch drill and a Bosch 25618 1/4-inch driver and also comes with two 2.0 Ah slim-pack batteries. It also comes with a bag and a charger. The 25618 driver delivers 1,500 pounds of torque and 3,200 BPM, so it provides professional levels of power. And since the tools are backed by a 3-year warranty and the batteries with a 2-year warranty from Bosch, users can rest assured that they are getting a quality product.
3. Makita XDT131 18-Volt Driver Kit
Useful for handling everything from tightening lag bolts to attaching deck screws, this driver kit has the tools necessary for getting the job done. It has an 18-volt LXT brushless XDT13Z driver that provides up to 1,500 pounds of max. torque and a variable speed up to 3,400 RPM and runs cooler than other drivers thanks to its brushless motor. This kit also has an 18-volt lithium-ion 3.0Ah battery, a lithium-ion charger and a tool bag that allows the kit to be packed up and taken to the job site or out to the garage with little trouble.
2. Dewalt DCF887B 20-Volt Speed Driver
Although this is a bare driver, which means it doesn’t have a charger or battery, it does have a driver that’s equipped with a number of features which make it useful to professional workmen or DIY amateurs. It has a variable speed trigger that provides a no-load speed of either 0 to 3,250 RPM and is equipped with 3-LED lights which remain on for twenty seconds after the trigger is released, which allows users to see what they’re working on. This tool also allows for easy one-handed loading and accepts 1-inch bit tips. And since this tool is lightweight and compact, it’s easy to take just about anywhere.
1. Dewalt DC825B 18-Volt 1/4-Inch Cordless Driver
This 1/4-inch cordless driver provides up to 1,330 inch-pounds of torque and has a variable speed control that allows it to be used from 0 to 2,400 RPM or 0 to 2,700 RPM. This makes it a great tool for removing or driving fasteners in not only wood and metal but also concrete as well. This tool also has an anti-slip grip that’s very comfortable to hold while using and has a compact design that allows it to be used in tight spaces. This unit is designed to be durable and is manufactured using high-quality materials. It’s a tool that should provide plenty of driving and fastener removal power.