We all know that impact drivers are great for driving screws and bolts. But did you know that they can also be used to remove them? If you have a project where the fastener needs to come out, an impact driver will do the job much faster than any other tool. We’ve compiled a list of 5 of our favorite 12V impact drivers here – just in case you’re looking for one!
What is an Impact Driver?
An impact driver is a tool that uses kinetic energy to drive screws or bolts into materials. Impact drivers also have the ability of removing fasteners from surfaces with ease, using the same principle as an electric drill. Instead of rotating clockwise like drills do, they rotate counter-clockwise and are much more powerful than standard screwdrivers due to the input force and torque.
The impact driver has a square chuck that holds the bit securely in place, and it usually comes with both hex-shanked bits as well as flat ones for driving screws or bolts. Impact drivers are helpful tools to have around any jobsite so you can quickly fasten things together without having to use an electric drill each time.
5 Best 12V Impact Drivers
DEWALT XTREME 12V MAX Impact Driver Kit
This impact driver is DCF801 12V MAX* brushless and comes with many features. It has a 1/4-inch quick release drop and load hex that accepts 1-inch bit tips, three mode settings including precision drive for accuracy, lightweight at only 1.75 lbs., kitted with 2.0 Ah battery for maximum runtime and durability, 3 LED lights on the nose of the tool for work surface illumination; convenient to use on job site or in workshop due to its features which offer convenience during operation as well as safety when driving screws into materials such as wood floors! For easy storage it also includes an adjustable trigger that can be used while wearing gloves so you won’t need to worry about your hand getting tired or sore from heavy duty use.
Milwaukee M12 12V Compact Cordless Impact Driver
The Milwaukee M12 12V Compact Cordless Impact Driver is designed for enhanced performance and speed. This driver can operate in multiple modes, including variable-speed drill mode, which has a range of 0 to 550 RPM.
The device also features an LED light that illuminates the subject with a trigger-activated system so you can work without any shadows blocking what you’re doing. You’ll know how much battery life the impact driver has left by checking on its lights from afar: Get close enough to see your fuel gauge LEDs, and at 25% intervals it provides visible feedback as to whether your drive tools are still powered up or not.
Lastly – this product is easy to store because it comes with an on-board belt clip!
BLACK+DECKER 12V MAX Cordless Drill
You won’t struggle to find places to use this! With a compact design that is 35% smaller than previous 12V Drill/Driver models, you can get the perfect shot wherever you are. The LED work light lets you work in dark areas and with 550 RPMs, precise control and 11-position clutch prevents over drilling, your projects will always be ready on time. Fast switching between bits makes it easier than ever before!
This light-weight cordless drill is 35% smaller than previous 12V model, yet packs 115 in./lbs of torque for most jobs around your home. Quickly swap between bits thanks to the keyless chuck design and get precise control for all of your drilling needs from a 550 rpm motor with 11-position clutch that prevents over-drilling . Keeping up? The LED work light lets you concentrate on what you’re doing even when it’s too dark to see!
Makita DT03R1 12V Max CXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver Kit
Makita DT03R1 12V Max CXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver Kit is the ultimate compact and lightweight impact driver kit that provides high power performance! It has a user-friendly design at only 6 inches in length, with an ergonomic handle for comfortable handling. Makita’s slide battery design enables this tool to stand on its own for customer convenience.
With variable speeds of 0 – 2,600 RPM and 0 – 3,500 IPM (for a wide range of fastening applications), all customers can experience increased comfort due to Makita’s soft grip feature. The motor delivers up to 970 inch pounds of torque using an ultra-compact size which makes it perfect for tight spaces or even tougher fastening applications that require more torque!
Bosch CLPK27-120 12V Max 2-Tool Combo Kit
Bosch 12V Max 2-Tool Combo Kit is a powerful, compact combo kit that both looks good and tough enough to handle professional jobs. Durable tools are combined with smart technology for the best control.
The Bosch CLPK27-120 12V Max 2-Tool Combo Kit is perfect for power applications and offers enough torque to take on tough professional driver tasks. The small but powerful PS41 delivers 930 inch pounds of max torque to get any job done and weighs less than a pound.
This impact driver is also very fuel efficient and can produce 3200 BPMs at 0 RPM with just 1 second load time in between bursts those busy home improvement projects will be completed before you know it without wasting gas or breaking their budget! And when precision speed control is needed, simply switch over to the PS41 and adjust to a precise speed setting of 0 – 1400 RPM.
Factors to Consider When Buying an Impact Driver?
If you’re looking to purchase a new 12V impact driver, there are some things that can help make your decision easier.
First, be sure the tool has enough power for what you’ll need it for – smaller jobs might require less power than larger ones.
Next, consider how much torque or input force is necessary when driving screws or bolts into surfaces with an impact driver – this will depend on where and in what material they’re being driven into.
Lastly, if you want a more precise fit then look for an impact driver that offers interchangeable bits so you can use whichever size of hex-shank bit works best.