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Single-Speed Impact Drivers

The key to these tools is an anvil-and-ram system that hammers the bit in the direction it's rotating. The number of times it's hammered is measured in impacts per minute (ipm).

Milwaukee 2650-22

Price: About $240;

Our two cents: "This was our favorite tool in part because it drove SDS screws faster than some of our corded impact drivers."

Highlights: One of the most comfortable grips, a good belt hook, and great battery life.

Test results: Drove eighty-five 4 ½-inch SDS screws on one charge. Drove a 6-inch SDS screw in 15 seconds. Drove a 2 ½-inch deck screw in 16 seconds. Drilled a ¾-inch hole in 4 ½ seconds. Average recharge time: 65 minutes.

Tool stats: 3.5 pounds; maximum ipm: 3,200; maximum rpm: 2,200; maximum torque: 1,400 in.-lbs. Includes built-in LED, five-year tool warranty; kit includes two 3.0Ah lithium-ion batteries.

* Please note this tool is also available with Milwaukee's new RedLithium battery.
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