Is an impact driver worth it?
Repetitive Jobs. For repetitive jobs like hanging drywall or building a deck, an impact driver is an excellent tool. It drives screws quickly and reliably, with more power but less weight than a drill vs impact driver, making these jobs faster and easier on your body.
Is an impact driver the same as a driver?
Impact drills, better known as impact drivers, are handheld tools designed to drive screws fast. Impact drivers have one main function, driving screws fast and well. Drills, also sometimes called drill drivers, can drive screws, too, but not as effectively. They’re better at boring holes.
Which impact driver is best?
The best impact drivers you can buy
- Gtech 20V Impact Driver: The best value impact driver.
- DeWalt DCF887D2 Kit: The best brushless impact driver to buy.
- Ryobi One+ R18IDBL: The best high-torque impact driver.
- Makita LXT DTD152Z: The best budget impact driver.
- Bosch EasyImpactDrive 12: The best compact impact driver.
What is the difference between an impact driver and a brushless impact driver?
While brushless motors require an electronic controller, the rotor/stator combination is more compact. That leads to the opportunity for lighter weight and a more compact size. That’s why we see so many tools like the Makita XDT16 impact driver have a super-compact design and plenty of power.
What can a drill do that an impact driver cant?
No drill delivers the speed and ease of driving larger fasteners that an impact driver provides. You can even do light socket work with an impact driver. Be sure to use impact-rated sockets for that task, however. This is where the constant pressure of a drill is a much better option.
What do I use an impact driver for?
Impact drivers are designed for efficiently driving long deck screws or carriage bolts into wooden posts, fastening concrete screw anchors into block walls and driving screws into metal studs. It isn’t intended for drilling. Be careful to not over-tighten screws when using an impact driver.