Dewalt and Makita dominate my top-10-rated cordless impact wrench kit list,
But that’s not surprising in the least.
The sheer amount of tools they put out individually is gargantuan but when looked at collectively, the figures become staggering.
For years I was stuck with my dad’s corded electric drill with chuck and key–and of course the key was never nearby when I needed (well, wanted) to use it for something. Not only that, that old thing wasn’t at all like the newer Craftsman drills or its peers–it was heavy, lacked a variety of features, and was far from portable.
Today I decided to sit down and take a closer look at some of the most popular cordless impact wrench kits
and then compile them here. I didn’t go by rating alone because that just wouldn’t make sense, given how one of the kits I saw was a perfect 5/5 stars but had only sold 10 kits, so some thinking was required to figure out which ones were deserving of the best.
The last thing to note is what I mentioned above: Makita and DeWalt alone are the real winners on this list, and they make up an amazing 80% of this list with DeWalt nudging out Makita 5 to 3, and that’s hard for me to accept because I love myself some Japanese tools!
If you’re interested in checking out some individual impact wrench reviews, check them out here:
Now, on with the main event: