What is an impact driver?
Impact drivers use a strong, pulsing rotary motion to provide rapid bursts of high torque. These machines are designed for tightening or loosening tough screws, and are an ideal replacement for a screwdriver when you need to work faster or fatigue is setting in.
Cordless impact drivers have a ¼” hex tool holder which is suitable for use with screwdriver bits. These power tools provide less screw stripping, easier loosening of corrosively frozen or over-torqued screws, and tighten screws with greater torque than a screwdriver can provide.
What should you consider when choosing a cordless impact driver?
- Voltage and battery capacity: How frequently will you be using the drill and how much power will be required? A smaller battery with a lower voltage and capacity will suffice for smaller jobs, however you will need something bigger for more heavy-duty use.
- Power levels: What tasks will you be performing and how much power will this require?
- Size: Will you be working in awkward/tight spaces or overhead? If so, a compact and lightweight impact driver is more practical. If power and performance is more important, then you will likely have to compromise on size and purchase a bigger machine.
- Additional features: Are there any extras that you want? For example, dual 14.4v/18v operation, or a flexible head that can be changed to a square drive.
Do you need some help?
Here at Kelvin Power Tools, our expert staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. If you need some tool-related advice, then please feel free to contact us.