Brushless motors are coming on strong and this year DeWALT introduced a brushless version of their popular 20V MAX impact driver.
DeWALT claims that the brushless motor has 57% more runtime than a DeWALT brushed motor and because of the nature of the motor there is much less noise and wear and tear which means more comfort and a longer lasting tool.
Beyond the brushless motor, DeWALT made a few other changes including an improved battery that now has a fuel gauge and a speed selector which will help prolong the life of your battery.
The push button chuck release is also a new feature and is operated with one hand to insert and lock the bit into place and one button release.
Overall the new unit is more compact which will allow you to get into deeper spaces but they improved the power and the runtime. If your impact driver needs an upgrade consider this brushless unit from DeWALT.
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Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.