Makita 6952, 2.3 Amp Hex Chuck Impact Driver
Makitas corded unit is a compact, lightweight unit that delivers 1,062 inch-pounds of torque (88.5 foot-pounds) in a 2.9 pound package. It is variable speed, with a range of up to 3,200 RPM, and corresponding variable impact speed of up to 3,100 BPM, making it the fastest of the units we've looked at. The reverse trigger is located near the trigger, like on many drill/driver units, making it easy to reach and instinctive to use. The motor is constructed with dual ball bearings for longer life. Speaking of long life, they've made the brushes externally accessible for replacement, something I wish every manufacturer would do to their tools. Finally, a belt/rafter hook gives you versatility for hanging the tool on your tool belt or where you are working.