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October 10, 9:33 AM [GMT -5]

I use the Craftsman 12v impact driver with socket adapters at work all the time as an Automotive Technician. My air ratchet has mostly been retired now, except for when I forget to charge the battery. This does most of what I used it for. The torque is perfect for smaller fasteners, it will break all but the bigger, or frozen ones loose, and it won't over torque them when tightening. Its great for getting under dash boards and into tight spots. The light is great, you can never have too much light. It obviously won't tackle bigger jobs, but thats what I have air impact wrenches for. I was wanting a Dewalt, because thats what I have always had at home, but the price was right on this (wife works for sears so I get employee discount). I considered getting the right angle version but this one fits my hand a lot better, and in all but a few situations it will fit.

September 08, 3:09 AM [GMT -5]

The best impact driver? This is clearly the DEWALT Bare-Tool DC825B.

I purchased the DC825B impact driver several weeks ago because I had to redeck two good size decks. The tool drove screws quickly and the battery charge lasted through about 300 2.5" screws driven into old pressure treated joists. I would say driving a screw was nearly twice as fast as a standard drill driver. The compact size is a real plus in tight spots. The only con is impact drivers make considerably more noise than standard drivers. With hearing protection this is a good trade off.

More info: http://best-gear.org/dewalt-bare-tool-14-inch-18-volt-cordless-impact-driver-dc825b/.

September 08, 3:09 AM [GMT -5]

The best impact driver? This is clearly the DEWALT Bare-Tool DC825B.

I purchased the DC825B impact driver several weeks ago because I had to redeck two good size decks. The tool drove screws quickly and the battery charge lasted through about 300 2.5" screws driven into old pressure treated joists. I would say driving a screw was nearly twice as fast as a standard drill driver. The compact size is a real plus in tight spots. The only con is impact drivers make considerably more noise than standard drivers. With hearing protection this is a good trade off.

More info: http://best-gear.org/dewalt-bare-tool-14-inch-18-volt-cordless-impact-driver-dc825b/.

September 08, 3:09 AM [GMT -5]

The best impact driver? This is clearly the DEWALT Bare-Tool DC825B.

I purchased the DC825B impact driver several weeks ago because I had to redeck two good size decks. The tool drove screws quickly and the battery charge lasted through about 300 2.5" screws driven into old pressure treated joists. I would say driving a screw was nearly twice as fast as a standard drill driver. The compact size is a real plus in tight spots. The only con is impact drivers make considerably more noise than standard drivers. With hearing protection this is a good trade off.

More info: http://best-gear.org/dewalt-bare-tool-14-inch-18-volt-cordless-impact-driver-dc825b/.

November 29, 9:08 PM [GMT -5]

I have all Ridgid tools, and they are INCREDIBLE!!! I also purchased a hex to 3/8" chuck adapter (Makita) that is impact capable. With that on the drill I can use it like a standard drill chuck (head). I use it with standard drill bits, auger bits, step bits...anything I would normally use my large drill for...and because its an impact, if it catches I won't break my wrist from the torque wanting to twist the drill out of my hand! I recommend an impact with an adapter over a drill any day!!

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