|Review by HokieMojo||posted 01-27-2011 04:56 AM||2754 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
My wife got me a craftsman impact driver for my birthday a while back. I know some people like to pick on craftsman, but I already had their cordless drill and I wanted to stick with interchangeable batteries. I use the 19.2V Ni-Cds. I know a lot of people swear by the Li-Ion, but those cost a lot more money. Now I’ll be able to upgrade in the future if I want, but based on my experience so far, I have no plans to do so.
This thing is AWESOME! I can drive a 3” screw into a 4×4 with no pilot holes (although I wouldn’t do this for a real project b/c it could split the wood). It will drive the head all the way into the wood without stripping it at all. I built an entire lumber rack with about 50 screws and not a single one stripped. Then I tightened all the bolts on my garage (I bought a 1/2 inch socket head adapter). All we nice and tight and I probably hit 50 of them in 5 minutes.
I’ve used this for a bunch of other things too. I can’t say enough good things about this. It has good balance, plenty of power, decent battery life. I’d recommend this to anyone that plans to build anything that involves lots of screws.