Skil 20V Brushless Impact Driver Review
The most popular type of electric tool is the one with a motor. These are used for repetitive tasks such as cutting, drilling, grinding and so on. They’re great if you want to do something over and over again without having to worry about recharging or replacing batteries. However, they aren’t very good at doing repetitive jobs like driving nails into wood or other materials that don’t have many holes in them. You need a tool that’s good at repetitive work but is still easy to use.
That’s where the impact driver comes in.
An impact driver does both of these things well. It doesn’t require any maintenance and it can perform its task over and over again without breaking down or losing power. There are two types of impact drivers: those with brushes (like the ones found on some drills) and those without (such as the ones found on some screwdrivers). Both types are useful for different kinds of jobs.
Bristled impact drivers tend to be better suited for working with hard materials like concrete or steel because they have a harder surface that helps them cut through the material more easily. If you’re going to be using your impact driver on softer materials, then a non-brushed model might make sense since there isn’t as much resistance from the material when you hit it with the head of the tool.
The main reason that the brushed type of impact driver is so popular is because most of the market leaders only make this style. Ryobi, Bosch, Makita and DeWalt all make their own version of this tool and they’ve all proven to be quite effective and efficient. However, Milwaukee has gone ahead and made a non-brushless model (the 2401-20) that’s just as powerful but lasts longer between charges.
Most of the brushed type impact drivers can, if you use them very regularly, last you anywhere from two to five years. If you want to extend the life of your tool then it helps if you let the battery run out before you recharge it and don’t wait until it tells you it’s low before you do so.
As for the other types of impact drivers, there really aren’t any other types made by the big name companies. However, that isn’t to say that there aren’t any other good impact drivers out there. Some of the “off-brand” models are just as good as their more popular cousins with only a few minor differences in the way that they work and what they can be used for.
The other type of impact driver is the non-brush type. This kind has no moving parts and uses a system of gears to make it easy to drive screws with little kickback. One of the best models of this type is made by Milwaukee and they call it the 2401-20. These are usually priced at $140 but you can sometimes find one on sale for $100. They have two speeds and can drive up to 5 inch long screws into wood.
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