Bosch 18V Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver

WOOD magazine rating


• Socket-ready chuck- all-in-one impact driver and impact wrench with a 1/4 In. quick-change hex and 1/2 In. square drive chuck for sockets
• Brushless motor- up to 2 times motor life, superior efficiency for longer runtime and no maintenance
• Performance Control System- select between 3 speed and torque settings to maximize power or minimize fastener damage
• Highest torque in its class- highest torque output in its class at 1650 In. lbs
• Superior ergonomics- smallest grip diameter for best in class ergonomics
• 3 LED design- provides maximum illumination of work area without shadows
• Advanced electronics – electronic motor and cell protection help prevent overheating and overloading for extended tool life and runtime
• Cool pack technology- advanced heat conductive housing keeps battery cooler and extends life

Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion
Battery Voltage 18
Drive 1/4" Hex + 1/2" Square Drive
Height 9"
Impact Rate 0 - 3,200
Length 6.2"
No Load BPM 0-3,200 / 0-2,600 / 0-1,100
No Load RPM 0-2,800 / 0-2,000 / 0-1,300
Torque (in. lbs.) 0-1,650 / 0-900 / 0-400
Weight 3.2 lb

(2) -- 18V Lithium-Ion 2.0 Ah SlimPack Batteries
(1) - Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
(1) - Carrying Bag
(1)--Double-ended Impact Bit
(1) - Belt Clip

WOOD magazine review

Multiple uses in one tool

Review Summary

Too often when a manufacturer creates a tool or machine that combines the functions of several others into one unit, that tool often does none of the functions exceptionally well. That's the case with this two-in-one impact tool. The Socket Ready Impacter has a drive shaft that accepts both 1/2"-drive sockets (the outer shape) and 1/4" hex-shank driver bits (inside the shaft). It's a clever idea.
Problem is, this tool lacks the practical torque of either a dedicated impact wrench or impact driver when used for their specific functions. It runs incredibly smoothly and quietly, and the runtime per battery charge is impressive. Add in the nice case and two battery packs and charger, and it's an acceptable tool kit, but it seems like it should be just a bit better.

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