|Forum topic by FirehouseWoodworking||posted 11-20-2010 04:02 AM||1301 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-20-2010 04:02 AM
I’m in the market for an impact driver. I currently own DeWalt 18v tools with plenty of spare batteries. But I don’t like the weight because of the batteries. I no longer make a living with my tools so the advantage the 18v gives in duration power is no longer a factor. I’ve always had good luck with DeWalt tools.
I’m leaning towards the 12v line because of the reduced weight and therefore less fatigue. For the kind of work I do, I think I should be able to get enough screws driven on a single charge, but I’m only guessing. I like the advantage of the impact driver as opposed to the straight drill/driver.
I liked the DeWalt 12v for the weight and balance. But it’s a bit pricey.
I like the price of the Milwaukee 12v (on sale for $99 at HD) but I don’t like the balance.
Anybody out there have any experience with these or recommendations on these or others?
Thanks in advance for your insight!
-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas