For the past couple of weeks I’ve been covering some of our favorite tools at Daystar Handyman. So this will be a continuation of that with the Dewalt impact driver.
In 1994 Dewalt paved the way for cordless tools, including the impact driver. However, it wouldn’t be until 2010 and 2011 before they offered lithium ion battery-powered tools. And it wasn’t until 2013 that Dewalt produced the cordless 20VMAX XR line of brushless power tools.
Dewalt claims their tools are all American-made. Although some people don’t agree as to what that really means. To Dewalt, being American-made is being assembled on US soil. But to those who beg to differ, it means also using American raw materials. However, a lot of companies practice business in similar fashion. And at the end of the day, you’re just reaching for a good tool to do the job.
Dewalt Impact Driver
What can you do with a Dewalt impact driver? The better question is, what can’t you do? Well, you can drill. And you can drive screws or bolts. Those are the two main things, because a lot of jobs require driving things in or drilling holes. But you can effectively drive long deck screws. And remove longer screws. With the impact driver, you can also fasten concrete screw anchors into block walls. Also, there are 3 options based on the battery voltage. So when choosing one, you need to look at what you’ll be using it for. The 12 volt tools are typically for light duty, while 18 and 20 volt drivers are best for heavy duty jobs.
The Dewalt impact driver we have is an older model. But it’s obviously still cordless and brushless. Other specs are:
- 5 1/2 inches long
- 2.5 inches wide and 9 inches high
- 2.8 lbs
- takes 30 mins to charge
- charger is included
- 20 volt max variable speed
- has LED light
- 1500 lbs of torque
- and comes with a 3 year warranty, including the lithium ion battery
Dewalt has been producing brushless impact drivers for nearly a decade. They’re convenient to use when you need something with a lot of torque. And they’re great for DIY or professionals. In addition, the price isn’t bad either, especially considering how often you’ll use it. But don’t take my word for it. Go out and get your own.