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Cordless impact drivers are fast becoming a staple on the worksite and in the workshop and with their high-torque, heavy duty driving capabilities, it’s easy to understand why. It’s the power encased within an impact driver that’s worth wielding and although there is a large choice available from the likes of Bosch, Dewalt, Fein, Makita, Hitachi, Metabo, Milwaukee and Panasonic, it can be confusing to choose the one that’s right for you. Fortunately, we’re here to help you so just contact us anytime for expert advice on our carefully chosen range.
Impact Drivers are a great addition to any tradesman’s tool kit but there are still a lot of people out there asking why they’d need one when you can get a drill driver or combi drill to do the same job. This sort of driver is a specialist piece of kit in the same way that an SDS Hammer Drill is when drilling into tough materials – impact drivers are specialised tools exclusively for screw driving.
Impact Drivers have a ¼’’ Hex shank that are specifically for driver bits as opposed to drill drivers which accept a wide variety of bits so right there, the Impact Driver lays down its case for specialised use. But the main feature that sets this power tool apart is its unique motor which is designed to attain the maximum amount of torque within the smallest possible space. The workings of the motor operate by two pistons whacking against each other whilst spinning, giving the same effect as a hammer hitting a wrench when trying to dislodge a particularly stiff bolt. Even though this action is violent (and quite loud), modern impact drivers are comfortable to use with minimal impact onto your wrist.
For a complete guide on why Impact Drivers are so great, check out the ‘Do I need and Impact Driver’ blog with all the information you need.
So if you spend a lot of your time screw driving, an impact driver is a must-have power tool. For cabinet makers, joiners, general woodworkers, plumbers and electricians as well as for general-building jobs, the speed, size and weight of an impact driver could really help you be more efficient by saving time and effort.
With the advances in battery technology in recent years, the worries about a consistent and reliable source of power have largely been put to rest. Lithium-ion batteries offer reduced weight (up to 40% lighter than NiMH batteries) with no memory and there are voltages from a lightweight 10.8v to a heavy-duty 18v available in the ITS range from the majority of big power tool brands. Using cordless impact drivers mean that you can always do what is needed while on the move – the freedom of movement gives you flexibility right when you need it as you’ll often be screwing in situ.
With cordless, you have no worries about being stuck in the same area as your power source.
Alongside the developments in battery technology, advancements in motor technology have made a big difference in recent years. Brushless motors, with their reduced friction, help batteries put the power into the job at hand instead of just heating up the unit. When battery life is at a premium, this reduced friction and heat can save significant amounts of juice.
As experts in power tools, we’re always happy to help you make the right choice when buying power tools. They can be a big investment and getting it right first time is important so we’ve made sure that our range has been carefully selected to include the best cordless impact drivers on the market. Our selection includes all the major manufacturers and therefore if you want to add to an existing family of tools, that’s no problem. Plus, we’ve got some great value cordless power tool kits including impact drivers that are well worth a look. Across our entire range, we ensure that 99% of items are in stock so you can speak to one of our specialist customer service advisors, order a product and rest assured that you will receive it promptly with our next day delivery service.
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