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Craftsman 17080

Price: About $75 (charger and 3.0Ah lithium-ion battery sold separately for about $120);

Our two cents: "Tied for second in drilling speed and was third in the number of deck screws it can drive."

Highlight: The battery has a built-in gauge to tell you how much juice is left.

Test results: Drove 106 4 ½-inch SDS screws on one charge. Drove a 6-inch SDS screw in 20 seconds. Drove a 2 ½-inch deck screw in 15 seconds. Drilled a ¾-inch hole in 4 seconds. Average recharge time: 50 minutes.

Tool stats: 4.65 pounds; maximum ipm: 3,500; maximum rpm: 2,500; maximum torque: 1,500 in.-lbs. Includes built-in LED, one-year tool warranty.
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