rockwell impact driver
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Rockwell RK2800K2

Price: About $189;

Our two cents: "The motor housing and chuck on this tool angles up, and it doesn't feel natural."

Highlight: Lifetime battery replacements.

Test results: Drove seventy-four 4 ½-inch SDS screws on one charge. Drove a 6-inch SDS screw in 23 seconds. Drove a 2 ½-inch deck screw in 14 seconds. Drilled a ¾-inch hole in 4 ½ seconds. Average recharge time: 90 minutes.

Tool stats: 3.1 pounds; maximum ipm: 3,000; maximum rpm: 2,400; maximum torque: 1,160 in.-lbs. Includes built-in LED, two-year tool warranty; kit includes two 1.5Ah lithium-ion batteries.

*Please note this tool was tested with an optional high-capacity 3.0Ah battery.
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