Top positive review
truly excellent product!
28 May 2019
This is my first impact driver, initially wanted an impact wrench, however, after some consultations, I was convinced that an impact wrench might be a bit too much for my needs(driving screws into wood mostly).
I bought this specifically for a home improvement job, screwing in osb sheets overhead in a shed, I knew that the job will require quite a bit of effort, I knew that a drill wouldn't be fast enough for the job, ended up getting this impact driver.
So... it has 3 speed
speed #1. lightweight, no hammer action, in my experience it is truly lightweight, doesn't split the wood or anything, in fact, depending on wood density, often it stops driving once the screw is flush(yey!), and sometimes you need to switch to speed #2
speed #2. medium, hammer action is engaged, if you hold the driver incorrectly, you can end up with bent screws, had a 70mm screw about 1/4 in and for some reason, I didn't pay attention and held it wrong, it bent the screw and rendered it useless; therefore, things get serious at speed #2
speed #3. heavyweight, aka destroyer of worlds, hammer action is engaged, only used this for testing, screws don't last more than 2 full drives into wood, if you drive it in and out, it's so hot that you can't touch it
mine came with:
- charger, it's fast, it uses red led for status, would have preferred green, they probably went with red to help color blind people
- one 4ah battery, I only charged mine when it arrived, and it's still showing full after my job was done(roughly 100-150 screws)
- a plastic case, I think the tsak, they are nice, would have preferred a pouch to drive cost down, mine sits on my workbench because it's so useful
- has magnetic thingy to hold a secondary bit
- has clip
overall, I'm impressed by how well it works and how little effort you need to put in, I drove all my screws through osb and into wooden beams without pilot holes, ain't nobody got time for pilot holes with a large sheet over your head.
if you're undecided, YES you NEED an impact driver, it's something else, and YES, dewalt was spot on with the 3 speeds, especially when you want to avoid destroying the wood and go for speed #1.