Choosing the Most Appropriate Impact Driver for Your Requirements
In short, an impact driver is a cordless drill. But it differs in a crucial area: it includes a hexagonal bit gripper instead of a universal chuck. The combination of enhanced torque and increased impact gives you everything you need to drill very long screws into particularly hard surfaces, including concrete, masonry and brickwork.
A standard impact driver drill has a relatively short head length. This means you can use it in particularly tight areas. There are lots of options at a good price to choose from right here at UK Planet Tools, from leading manufacturers such as Makita, DeWalt and Milwaukee. But in order to decide on the best impact driver for your needs, you need to know what’s available.
What Features Are Available with the Best Impact Drivers?
Every impact driver toolstation at UK Planet Tools is guaranteed to deliver performance, reliability and longevity. But some options are more capable than others.
If you’re just a DIY enthusiast looking for a quality product, there are some very good moderately priced options to choose from. If you’re a trade professional, a premium impact driver set with a range of accessories might prove more useful.
Features to Search for When You’re Shopping for an 18v Impact Driver
Depending on the capability and brand of the impact driver drill you’re assessing, you’ll find the following features:
- Power selection — soft, medium and hard options
- Tightening functionality for self-drilling screws
- One-touch chuck loosening for quick bit changes
- An electric brake
- Trigger-operated speed control
- Forward and reverse drilling with the touch of a button
- Built-in LED lighting and brushless mechanism
- Dust and drip-proof casing
Accessories Included in Some Impact Driver Sets
If you choose to buy an impact driver set, you might pay a little more — but you’ll get some very useful accessories:
- A charging stand — some are available with digital readouts for charging and battery fill-level status
- A carry case with protective inlay
- One or two spare batteries
- A selection of bits
Check Out the Latest Impact Driver Deals
Looking for a cheap, high-quality impact driver for sale? There’s no need to look any further, as our power tool shop is home to one of the biggest collections of electric power tools in mainland UK. Our tools are not expensive, but they’re even cheaper when you factor in our free delivery on orders over £30. So if you need a cheap impact driver as quickly as tomorrow, we can make it happen. Whether you’re in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol or Liverpool, we’ll help you keep a lid on the price of DIY and tradecraft low.