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Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award    
Price $135 List
$129.95 at Amazon
$129 List
$89.97 at Amazon
$110 List
$108.00 at Amazon
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$139.00 at Amazon
$70 List
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Pros Incredibly fast, phenomenal torque, four speed settingsExceptional torque, very fast, great battery lifeFast, lots of torqueGood speed and torque, decent battery lifePhenomenal torque, three speed settings, quick insert chuck, quick release chuck
Cons Not the best battery life, noisyLoud, only one RPM settingLoud, average battery lifeLoud, relatively priceySlower than a handful of other models, so-so battery life, noisy
Bottom Line This 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 batteryA solid addition for those that already have a bevy of DEWALT tools, but carries a heftier price tag than mostComing 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 FUEL... Makita XDT13 Ryobi P238 DEWALT MAX XR... Ridgid R86038
Speed (35%)
9
8
8
8
7
Torque (25%)
10
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10
Convenience (20%)
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Battery (15%)
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Noise (5%)
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Specs Milwaukee M18 FUEL... Makita XDT13 Ryobi P238 DEWALT MAX XR... Ridgid R86038
Impact driver model # 2853-20 XDT13 P238 DCF887 R86038
Average measured fastening torque 300 ft-lb 282 ft-lb 300 ft-lb 238 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 116 mm 126 mm 161 mm 136 mm 147 mm
Average measured sound pressure level 99 dBa 97 dBa 104 dBa 100 dBa 100 dBa
Quick bit insert Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Bit holder Yes No Yes No Yes
Multiple fastening modes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
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