I just got one of these impact drivers. A fellow I used
to work for really loved his Panasonic brand one of these.
I borrowed a similar one for a couple jobs I did, and it
seemed to help. Compared to a cordless drill without the
Anyone else have an impact driver like this? I've only
used it for a quick test. The LED light on front is a
good feature, sadly the light aims about an inch below
where it's needed. I like how I can set the direction
to center, and use the LED without the driver. Might come
in handy some day.
I like how the charger has two lights, for "power on",
blinking = charging, steady = full charge.
My wife bought me a Rockwell 3Rill, came with two rechargeable batteris
and lifetime warranty on batteries. Extremely thrilled with that unit.
small about the size of a corded drill with NO lumps around the handle!
You can adjust the depth for doing drywall, adjust the torque for those
'gentle' tasks, and the torque goes up to where the two inch long
construction screws [recommended here with the square type head, not
philip] simply went through the 2 x 4, had to turn the torque down on some
boards. some boards were tougher and there is built-in automatic 800 ft lb
impact when maxed out [can turn that feature off if you wish] however when
I hit tough boards, I usually grab the little drill attachment and make a
pilot hole, then the screw seats in. oh yeah built in magnet if you wish
to 'hold' a screw so you can do one hand operation.
The LED lights up where you're drilling, but doesn't come on until you
drill AND there's that irritating shadowing, but it's useable. The one
time I ran a battery down, when I hit the switch, the LED was blinking,
simply popped in the second battery and went on. The first dead battery
was fully recharged in an hour, albeit warm.
All in all, one happy camper!
800 in lb, not ft lb. earlier post was from memory.
Oren, I got the full blown unit and it was worth it!
It has some really long screwdriver shanks, too. and extenders with
built-in outside 'floating' tube so you can hold while the internal shaft
And, if you're a Seattle Seahawks fan, has 'same green color' built in
striping, that glows if you shine a black light on it!
Rockwell's policy as of sometime last year is to ship initially either via
UPS or FedEx with either shipper then delivering the item to your local
USPS Office to perform the distribution to your home, (which a lot more
companies are doing, without telling you). Thus, your tracking information
shows a USPS tracking tag. Not sure, but believe you can't find out
ANYTHING about the item's location UNTIL it is accepted for delivery at
your locak USPS. Bummer. I complained to them, but they don't care. But,
at least I got to complain to a person, a US citizen at that.
If this is any help, what shows as the address for return of a versacut
RW Return Center
9006 C Perimeter Woods
Charlotte, NC 28216
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