As the popularity of impact drivers grows, so does the demand for products that fit a need and help solve a problem. Welcome the DeWALT Impact Clutch accessory holder.
This DeWALT exclusive product is the first of its kind and has been engineered to solve a daily frustration users face in heavy-duty fastening applications on commercial jobsites – bit tip breakage, fastener stripping, and fastener breakage.
“It is not uncommon to see metal framing crews or glaziers drive up to 400-500 screws a day on commercial jobsites,” said Stas’ Kotula, product manager, DeWALT. “In high torque situations, bits often break before they wear, which is a regular frustration experienced by many of our users. To solve this problem, we developed the industry’s first clutch accessory that has been engineered specifically to help reduce bit and fastener damage, increasing the life of the bit.
By activating in high torque applications such as interior and exterior brace framing, the DeWALT Impact Clutch reduces stress on the bit and therefore extends bit tip life by more than five times compared to standard DeWALT bit tip holders.
Ideal for framers, glaziers, electricians and other tradesmen who are tasked with heavy-duty fastening applications, the Impact Clutch accessory holder can be used with both impact drivers and screwguns for versatility. Additionally, the sleeve on the clutch moves forward and backward to engage or disengage the clutch, allowing users to turn the clutch on or off as needed.
This product is available now for $17-20 and DeWALT also offers other impact ready accessories and sells them bundled with their handy Toughcase.
Here’s a video DeWALT made for us with a product manager sharing the details and functionality of this new tool.