Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 75
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Adrian Will not trade!
Excellent functionality, ergonomics and battery life. Can't have this one...get your own.
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SethD99 Get the FUEL
FUEL is the only way to go. This kit supports my other FUEL impact drill and hex screw gun. 2ah batteries provide all day power and charge fast.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DMC Best small screw gun
Hands down the best small screw gun on the market. Superior battery life as well.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Texas Lots of power
Using this driver, I installed some heavy duty shelving that I suspended from a ceiling using 5/16 lag bolts. This driver drove them home effortlessly. I was amazed how much power such a compact driver had. The driver has a battery indicator light built in to the shaft of the driver that shows how much charge is left in the battery.
The impact driver is supplied with an extra battery, and a charger. Each of the two supplied batteries are 2 amp hours. You can swap out larger batteries from other tools in the M12 range, including using the larger 4 amp hour battery in the M12 drill. This provides a lot of versatility if you own more than one M12 tool.
The light weight, and plentiful torque, make this the first tool I grab for projects around the ranch.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cutworm Unbelievable
So far I have driven 2 1/2" deck screws down to #6 x 3/4" screws and it's just amazing. First the driver doesn't slip and round off the screw heads like my drill driver and I'm using the same bit. With mode 2 selected it drove the deck screws into southern yellow pine like it was a stick of butter. I switched to mode 1 and it drives small screws very nicely without over torquing them. Very compact driver that gets in tight places that my drill driver just won't fit in. I attached a photo of it in my hand to demonstrate the size. It has a built in light for getting under cabinets etc and a gauge that shows battery charge - a very nice feature.
I have used it to drill 1/8" holes for wood screws and it does great there as well. Very versatile tool and it will not disappoint. Comes with a nice case that keeps the drill, charger and spare battery good and secure. Charges in about 30 minutes and hold a charge longer than my 18v nicad.
January 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jose Just what I needed!
I do lots of maintenance and was going to go for the 18v but I am so happy to go with the 12v instead. The power in the 12v holds up and then some. Will recommend highly !
January 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox Brilliant!
The M12 impact driver feels nicely engineered and solid in the hand. It is really nice and compact and light to hold too.
The electronic control and battery management system is a plus. - You can see when the battery is nearly used up and needs charging soon.
The brushless motor is very smooth and responsive.
No impact bits come with the unit at all and you need to get bits that are designed to withstand impact driver use. Since these bits are typically a bit more expensive than regular driver bits - it is actually a good thing that you buy the bits separately - since only the customer knows what type of bits we are going to need, though at least a single #2 bit would be useful.
Belt clip is strong and does not get in the way.
A push button switch on the top switches between the two power modes and a small light shows which mode you have selected. The lower power mode delivers 175-in-lbs up to 1200 RPM and the higher setting delivers 1200 in-lbs and 2650 RPM.
Attaching bits is very quick and easy.
Supplied charger is simple to use and charged up the battery pretty fast.
January 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doresoom Awesome Performance!
This was my first experience with using an impact driver, and I'm really impressed. I doubt I'll ever use my cordless drill for anything but drilling again.
The impact driver is really lightweight, well-balanced, and compact. Some of the features I really like about it:
- The driver comes with a belt clip that can be moved to either side to suit both left- and right-handed users. Clipping it on to the watch pocket on my jeans worked really well, even while climbing up and down a ladder.
- A battery charge indicator lights up every time the trigger is depressed. It's got four separate LEDs to indicate charge percentage and the last one flashes when the battery is out of charge.
- There are two speed settings, one for driving screws with precision (0-1200 RPM, 0-2700 impacts/min), and one for driving lag bolts (0-2650 RPM, 0-3550 impacts/min). The speed setting switch is located on the top, and the currently selected mode lights up when the driver is in use.
- The further the trigger is depressed, the faster the driver operates. There's a lock, forward, and reverse setting switch just above the trigger.
- It's really easy to operate the hex drive chuck. Just pull the collar forward to release the detent. Keep in mind that you'll need impact-rated accessories with a detent groove on the shank. I picked up a Milwaukee 3/8" socket adapter to use with the driver right away.
-There's a forward facing LED that lights up the work area every time the trigger is pulled. It's so bright that I've already used it for a flashlight a few times while I was in the attic.
The first thing I did when I opened the box was plug in the charger and charge the batteries. After just an hour, both batteries were completely charged!
I decided to test the impact driver out by driving a 3" drywall screw into two 2x4's. I started with the slower speed setting, and switched halfway through to the second faster speed. The screw pretty much disappeared into the wood! Before I knew it, the head had sunk a good 1/4" below the surface. I switched the driver back to reverse and backed the screw all the way out in a split second.
I got a chance to use it for a project this weekend. I attached hardware for a kayak lift to my garage ceiling using 1/4"x3" lag bolts. After drilling the pilot into the joists with my cordless drill (I haven't gotten impact-rated drill bits for the driver yet), I used the driver in conjunction with a 3/8" square socket adapter to drive the bolts in. All the bolts sank into the ceiling in the blink of an eye. After driving four lag bolts and four more bolts with lock nuts, the driver was still indicating a full charge. While I was driving screws into the wall for the kayak hoist rope cleat, I found out that cheap screws (like those included with my kayak lift kit) are not to be used with this impact driver. The screw hit a knot or something and stopped turning with my drill. Instead of backing it out and trying a different location, I picked up the impact driver and tried to brute force it. The head of the screw snapped clean off. Whoops.
You really can't go wrong with this impact driver. I'm sure I'll get plenty of use out of mine for many projects to come.
January 21, 2013