When Ryobi released their new 18V power tool lineup last year, one of the more exciting releases was the Ryobi P237 18V ONE+ 3-Speed Impact Driver.
Unlike its predecessor, the Ryobi P237 is a three speed impact driver with up to 1,800 in-lbs of torque. This provides significantly better control when high RPM and high torque isn’t needed, and when it is needed, the higher torque specification on the Ryobi P237 ensures the job gets done.Ryobi 18V ONE+ Impact Driver Specifications Manufacturer Ryobi Model P236 P237 Type Impact Driver Battery 18V Torque 1,600 in-lbs Low: 400 in-lbs Medium: 1,100 in-lbs High: 1,800 in-lbs RPM 3,200 Low: [...]
Makita is launching their new flagship 18v brushless impact driver, the new XDT12M, which appears to be the US version of the Makita DTD170 18v brushless impact driver.
The new Makita XDT12M will feature four speeds with the maximum speed setting capable of up to 3,600 max RPMs and 1,550 in-lbs of maximum torque. The XDT12M will also feature two modes – an Assist mode for driving fasteners at low speeds to avoid screw cam-out or cross threading, while a Quick-Shift Tightening allows for faster tightening of self-drilling screws while preventing damage.
The Makita XDT12M will come in a kit with two 18V LXT 4Ah batteries, a rapid charger and a case. The [...]