OK, maybe you can help me here.
My son is asking for an impact driver/drill set for Christmas. Use will be infrequent and light.
What would you recommend?
Also, for wheel swaps, what cordless impact would you recommend?
it all boils down to what little extra features you want, and then if current impact/ driver matches existing tools, but the biggest is WARRANTY WARRANTY WARRANTY
rigid and milwauke (sp?) have excellent extended warranty, IF YOU JUMP THRU THE HOOPS ONLINE TO REGISTER THE TOOL(S)
not registered online? one year. registered online? rigid= LIFETIME, NO MATTER WHAT- except batteries-be it personal or commercial use…
milwauke, one year, but if registered ONLINE 5 year unlimited, except batteries…
not sure on ryobi stuff…seems like cheap stuff…
dewalt, i am not sure, but the guts for those are damn $$$- had one come in needing work, the trigger/ brushless motor are one piece ( all brands like that now) well over $240 for the guts…. but a new one with battery at crappy trash was $329….
not sure what it is, if milwuake and rigid has been flooded onto the market, but lots of those come in for repair….a few dewalts come in, but mostly corded stuff, the odd old 18 volt xrp( parts are nla for those) and heavily used/ abused stuff from a local tow truck company….the xrp 20 volt ½ impact is a tq monster…
have not seen a hitachi come in, one or two makita cordless….either they dont break, or they arent as common….
find the one with the best warranty, and see if it has the power you need… we have a local construction company that runs all rigid stuff, they abuse the tools, it breaks, they bring it in, look up the serial # online, and if its registered, fixed for free under warranty. many times.
keep a low profile to minimize your existence . existence is pain