The Two Best 12-volt Impact Drivers

Just about every tradesman and DIYer needs a cordless impact driver. I personally favor the 18-volt cordless impact drivers because they have the power to remove the really stuck nuts and bolts.  I recently reported on the three best 18-volt cordless impact drivers and now I would like to share with you the best two 12-volt impact drivers.

Cordless 12-volt impact drivers usually do not have the torque or powerful impacts that their 18-volt cousins can deliver, but they are typically lighter and smaller and can get into tighter places.  They are also usually less expensive than the 18-volt variety. So if you are looking for the best of the 12-volt cordless impact drivers then check these out. Of course your final choice will always be a trade-off between the features we want and what we can afford.

My Favorite 12-volt Cordless Impact Driver

My review of the Bosch PS41-2A 12-Volt Impact DriverMy favorite cordless impact driver is the Bosch PS41-2A 12-Volt Impact Driver.  When I reviewed it, I gave it 4.75 stars.  You can read my complete review of the Bosch PS41-2A 12-Volt Impact Driver. The reason it did not get a perfect 5-star rating was because of its below average power rating. It does have a good IPM (impacts per minute) and it is really light weight and comes with 2 lithium batteries and a fast charger. It is reasonably priced for a well built Bosch cordless impact driver too.

My Second Favorite 12-volt Cordless Impact Driver

Review of the Hitachi WH10DFL cordless 12 volt impact driverMy second favorite 12-volt cordless impact driver is the Hitachi WH10DFL cordless 12 volt impact driver.  Like the Bosch, this little cordless impact driver is a high-quality tool that has two light-weight lithium ion batteries making this tool nice and easy to handle. It has good impacts per minute and speed. The other special thing about this cordless driver is that it comes with a Lifetime warranty. Very few power tools come with a warranty like that. You can read my complete review of the Hitachi WH10DFL cordless 12 volt impact driver here.

The Best Prices for these Cordless Impact Drivers

There are many 12-volt cordless impact drivers to choose from. Just pick out what is most important to you for what you want to do. Then comes the trade off between what you want, what you need, and of course, what you can afford. At the time I wrote this review, the best price for the Bosch PS41-2A 12-Volt Impact Driver was around $125. You can check the current  best price for the Bosch PS41-2A cordless impact driver from multiple stores. The best price for the Hitachi WH10DFL cordless 12 volt impact driver was $110. You can check the current best price for the Hitachi WH10DFL cordless impact driver.

No comments:

Post a Comment

If you are using Firefox like me, you have to have 3rd party cookies enabled to leave comments...thanks Jon

Most Read Reviews