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Impact Driver 101: How to Choose Between Standard and Slim Batteries

Pro tips on knowing what jobs a driver battery can handle.

In this video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement explains how to choose the appropriate battery for your impact driver.

State-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries are available in different sizes. Both deliver the same amount of power, but there is a difference in run time. The larger size is ideal when consistently using the impact driver for long jobs, while a slimmer size is lighter and easier to use when working in awkward spaces or overhead.

Learn how to:
• Understand difference in batteries
• Choose the appropriate battery