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Bosch 25618-01

Price: About $350;

Our two cents: "Our second-favorite tool because of the longest battery life."

Highlight: Drove the most screws on one charge, beating the next-closest tool by 18.

Test results: Drove 131 4 ½-inch SDS screws on one charge. Drove a 6-inch SDS screw in 22 seconds. Drove a 2 ½-inch deck screw in 22 seconds. Drilled a ¾-inch hole in 6 seconds. Average recharge time: 30 minutes.

Tool stats: 3.8 pounds; maximum ipm: 3,200; maximum rpm: 2,800; maximum torque: 1,500 in.-lbs. Includes built-in LED, one-year tool warranty; kit includes two 2.6Ah batteries.
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