Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 61
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 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 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 shaftmaster Small but powerful, I love this thing!
I bought this 12-volt brushless impact driver kit to build a new shed, since I knew my cordless drill wouldn't be able to drive 3" and 3.5" T-25 torx head deck screws into 2x framing lumber. This impact driver is probably half the size of my cordless drill but is more than twice as useful for driving screws. I'm surprised how long the small batteries last, I can probably drive about 50 screws before I need to recharge them. I was originally going to buy a corded impact driver because I didn't think the batteries would hold a charge long enough to be useful for larger projects, but I have no complaints with this one. Maybe the brushless design is the reason. Anyway, the small size really helps since I can get into small spaces and also stick the impact driver in my tool belt pockets. Worth every penny, but I wish it was a little less expensive.
October 8, 2015
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 Jon Replaced my 18 volt driver with this
I'm a professional handyman. I used an M18 impact driver for several years. It was great. Had 3 batteries and their run-time was getting shorter so I sold the unit. The 12 volt Fuel driver seems to be able to do everything the older 18V unit did. The new driver is lighter, more compact and less expensive. The batteries are less expensive! Just an incredible piece of technology.
Here's what gets me: They don't carry the 12 volt Fuel impact driver in Home Depot! I ordered it from Amazon. Man would I love to spend a few hours talking to the suits in Atlanta! I don't think they get out enough.
August 6, 2015