This high-torque 20v brushless impact Driver from Dewalt is a HOG of a tool! I'v traditionally always used the more compact 1/4" impact drivers over the years, which have always worked out well. However this 1/2" drive heavy duty impact driver is incredibly powerful.
Upon opening the box, I was immediately shocked at how beefy this tool was. Normal impacts are pretty small and compact, and so is this tool - however the top of it is thicker and definitely constructed for RAW POWER.
The drill feels very sturdy in the hand, so there's no fear of this tool breaking when dropped or coming apart on you after using it in a professional setting. This is built to last, and last it will.
This tool is meant for heavy duty applications, where a standard compact impact driver won't do. If you're building large steel structures and need torque behind your tightening of bolts and nuts this thing will drive anything you can throw at it. If you do automotive work and need a cordless impact wrench for removing wheels or bolts from frames this thing will handle the task with ease.
The fact that this impact drill is brushless only makes sense. Now days every company is moving toward brushless technology so the tools don't burn through motors and brush kits like a traditional DC motor would.
I used this high-torque brushless impact drill to rotate the tires on my Nissan Titan, and holy crap did it work for the job. This drill far surpassed my expectations for both power and efficiency. The power behind a tool like this usually means that it will eat through batteries quickly, but I found that the battery life was not an issue in the time that I used it (24 lug nuts off and 24 lug nuts on, used over the course of an hour)
I love that this drill comes with a light on it so you can see what you're drilling in low lighting applications. Not only is there a light, but similarly to their hammer drill there 3 light settings near the battery. First is dim light, second is high light, and third is a 20-min "ON" option so you can actually leave this tool sitting near you and use it as a flashlight for 20 minutes before it automatically shuts off! That's such an amazing feature to have.
I give this Dewalt high-torque 20v brushelss impact driver 5 stars all the way. This is an impressive tool. The fact that you can get the power of a pneumatic impact wrench in a cordless brusheless tool is enough to go out and buy one immediately. Plus the added benefit of being compact size, having lighting on the front of it so you can see what you're drilling, and being able to use it for any heavy duty applications that a compact 1/4" drive impact can't handle is worth every penny.
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