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Impact Driver

Bosch - Impact Driver

Bosch’s line of impact drivers feature high torque in small packages, weighing in as low as 3.5 lbs. for the 9.6v model.

$165 (As of 10/25/2005)

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Editor's Review:

by Tom Begnal

review date: October 25, 2005

The new line of Impactor fastening drivers (most other manufacturers call them impact drivers) from Bosch offers more torque than standard drills. The Impactor drivers are battery powered and come in 9.6v, 12v, and 14.4v sizes (models 23609, 23612, and 23614, respectively), offering 950 in./lb., 1050 in./lb., and 1150 in./lb. of torque, respectively. Each tool features a variable-speed trigger and a built-in LED work light for dim conditions, and comes with two batteries, a charger, and a carrying case.

Editor Test Results:

Runout N/A
Ergonomics N/A
Tool Balance N/A
Endurance on a Single Charge N/A
Torque 950 in./lb. (9.6v), 1050 in./lb. (12v, and 1150 in./lb. (manufacturer measured)
Transmission N/A
Chuck Quality

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bosch
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-267-2499
Chuck Type/Materials N/A
Clutch Settings N/A
Chuck Capacity 1/4 in. hex
Speed 2,800 rpm
Volts 9.6v (No. 23609), 12v (No. 23612), and 14.4v (No. 23614)
Corded/Cordless Cordless
Recharge Time N/A
Battery Type 2.0A-h.

I've given up on standard drill drivers in exchange for an impact driver in my shop. Lighter, more powerful, and more versitile.

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