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Bosch 26618-01

Price: About $311; boschtools.com

Our two cents: "Has the brightest LEDs of the drivers we tested."

Highlights: A slow fastening time in the low setting helps with control; ran the coolest of all the drivers.

Test results: Drove 105 4 ½-inch SDS screws on one charge with the tool on its highest setting. Drove a 6-inch SDS screw in 17 seconds with the tool on its highest setting. Drove a 2 ½-inch deck screw in 16, 16, and 21 seconds on the high, medium, and low settings, respectively. Drilled a ¾-inch hole in 8, 5, and 9 seconds on the high, medium, and low settings, respectively. Average recharge time: 30 minutes.

Tool stats: 4.2 pounds; three speeds; maximum ipm: 3,200; maximum rpm: 2,800; maximum torque: 1,500 in.-lbs. Includes built-in LED, three-year tool warranty; kit includes two 2.6Ah lithium-ion batteries.
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