Category: Impact Driver

Makita Sub-Compact Drill/Driver and Impact

Talk about reinventing the drill/driver and the impact, Makita did just that with their new Sub -Compact tools.  Now before you jump on my case and say these aren’t the most powerful 18V drill/driver and impacts on the market, that isn’t what Makita is going for with these two new tools.  Let’s face it, most of the time you don’t use a drill/driver or impact to it’s fullest extent and you don’t need all that power.  So with that said, why carry all the extra weight around with you all day?  Why fight the added power and the added weight...

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Kobalt 24V Cordless Power Tools

You may remember a while back we were fortunate enough to take a trip to Vegas and learn about the new Kobalt 24V line of power tools.  If you shop at Lowes, you are familiar with Kobalt tools since they are the house brand for Lowes.  I have to admit that when I heard Kobalt was coming out with new tools, I didn’t have high expectations.  Not that Kobalt was bad, it just wasn’t at the top of my list with their older version.  Awhile back they came out with some power tools, but then you never really heard from...

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Milwaukee Surge Review – M18 Quiet Hydraulic Driver 2760

Well Milwaukee Tool is at it again with another tool in their M18 line.  As you know, Milwaukee likes to think outside the box.  They want to design tools for the tradesmen to solve their problems and make their life easier.  When I say tradesmen, I am not talking about just electrical or plumbing, they are building tools for all the trades.  Milwaukee doesn’t look at designing a product based on the traditional methods, such as they will build it only if there is a big enough audience.  Instead Milwaukee looks at the problems tradesmen are facing and designs a product...

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Bosch 12V Impact – Big Power in a Little Size

If you are new to Tools in Action, you probably already know how much I love Bosch tools.  Bosch isn’t always first to market with their tools, but when they release something, they are designed nicely and you know they are designed to last.  So speaking of new tools, Bosch has two new 12V tools available.  The Bosch 12V impact Driver and the Bosch 12V impact Wrench.  Both of these tools share a lot in common so before I go into each tool, let’s cover what assets they share. The one thing I really like about the Bosch 12V...

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Porter Cable 20V Drill and Impact

I am not sure how you feel about Porter Cable, but for me, I have a hard time figuring out where it fits in.  When I say that, it’s not a knock against them.  I just don’t know if they are hitting the homeowner or the pro.  As an example, the new drill and impact we are going to talk about today.  In my opinion, both the drill and impact are quality tools, but with a price tag of only $150 with 2 batteries.  While I think this drill and impact can be used by the pros because I truly...

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