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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award   
Price $120 List
$75.00 at Amazon
$135 List
$129.95 at Amazon
$129 List
$85.97 at Amazon
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Pros Plenty of speed, torque, sturdy constructionIncredibly fast, phenomenal torque, four speed settingsExceptional torque, very fast, great battery lifeFast, lots of torquePhenomenal torque, three speed settings, quick insert chuck, quick release chuck
Cons So-so battery test performance, loudNot the best battery life, noisyLoud, only one RPM settingLoud, average battery lifeSlower than a handful of other models, so-so battery life, noisy
Bottom Line The M18 has plenty of torque and an industrial-grade feel but couldn’t quite clinch one of the top spotsThis impact driver offers fantastic speed and torque in a compact packageIf you want a high performance impact driver that can hang with the best, this is a good choiceAn exceptionally fast and powerful tool that is slightly held back by an average batteryComing up a bit short of winning an award, we were a big fan of the torque of the R86038 but it was outperformed in other ways
Rating Categories Milwaukee M18... Milwaukee M18 FUEL... Makita XDT13 Ryobi P238 Ridgid R86038
Speed (35%)
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9
8
8
7
Torque (25%)
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Convenience (20%)
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Battery (15%)
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Noise (5%)
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Specs Milwaukee M18... Milwaukee M18 FUEL... Makita XDT13 Ryobi P238 Ridgid R86038
Impact driver model # 2850-20 2853-20 XDT13 P238 R86038
Average measured fastening torque 245 ft-lb 300 ft-lb 282 ft-lb 300 ft-lb 300 ft-lb
Measured breaking torque 300 ft-lb 300 ft-lb 300 ft-lb 300 ft-lb 300 ft-lb
Measured length 130 mm 116 mm 126 mm 161 mm 147 mm
Average measured sound pressure level 99 dBa 99 dBa 97 dBa 104 dBa 100 dBa
Quick bit insert No Yes Yes Yes No
Bit holder No Yes No Yes Yes
Multiple fastening modes No Yes No Yes Yes
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