Corded impact driver without LED light and without batteries hassles
Handy Man, Amazon
20 October 2009
Summary: I own Makita cordless impact driver that came with a fluoroscent work light and a drill. Two batteries are dying after 3 years of quite heavy home remodeling use. Cost of batteries replacement (two of them) is around one hundred sixty bucks. Therefore, I purchased this impact driver. Pros: - Ergonomics is very good - holding it in my palm is great.
Summary: This tool has exceeded my expectations. Even with a light gauge extension cord attached it is much lighter than the Dewalt 18volt cordless model it replaced. It has lots of torque. The only downside is how many driver bits I go through. The impact ready bits hold up better. This tool is hands down the best way to drive deck screws. I can't believe Makita is the only manufacturer of this type of tool.
Summary: I hurt my wrist on a 18v drill screwing in 3 inch screws and bought a 18c dewalt impact driver and used it until the batteries failed. This beats them hands down. This will be with me until I die. My Number 1 tool.
Summary: I have two cordless impact drivers and they are very handy but even with multiple batteries for each, I run out of power in a short time when driving a lot of screws. The plug in Makita impact driver is fantastic for driving screws all day long. I should have bought it before buying my second cordless and the extra batteries for it. Probably cost about the same. And two of my 4 batteries need replacing after one year.
Summary: Its a great piece of equipment to have. The impact option allow's you to screws so much more ifficiently, without slipping or stripping the heads of screws. I have my own business as a finish carpenter, and I will tell you, thiss drill is the best drill that I own. Its not like a cordless, that dies all of the time, and only last a couple of years before it needs replacing.