Porter Cable Impact Driver Kit

Last updated date: April 10, 2019

Review Melt Score
9.4

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the Porter Cable Porter Cable Impact Driver Kit placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.7
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
361 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Well built simplicity. Excellent battery life.
- BestReviews
I tried to get bits to fall off this holder by violently shaking the tool and was rarely successful.
- A Concord Carpenter
The batteries are spring loaded which provides a tight positive lock with no play.
- Tools In Action
The tool employs the latest battery platform for Li-ion.
- Power Tool Expert
The new use of Lithium Ion technology gives you good recharge within 20 minutes.
- Tool Viber
What experts didn't like
Pricey with no frills
- BestReviews
This tool does not feel compact and I was unimpressed with the lumen output from the on board LED light.
- A Concord Carpenter
But all this torque and good looks comes at a steeper price than the existing 18V line up.
- Tools In Action
High charge consuming battery
- Power Tool Expert
Battery gauge is not so good.
- Tool Viber

From The Manufacturer

The 20V MAX* 1/4-inch Hex Impact Driver Kit features an impact driver with a high torque motor. The 20V MAX* Lithium Ion batteries deliver power and runtime in a smaller package. An easy-load chuck allows user to insert a bit with one hand and the LED Work light provides additional light in dark work areas. As a compact tool, this impact driver easily fits in tight spaces and reduces fatigue.

Overall Product Rankings

1. DeWalt Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Ryobi Cordless Impact Driver
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Porter Cable Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
4. DeWalt Impact Driver Combo Kit
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
5. Bosch Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Hitachi Cordless Lithium Ion Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Makita Cordless Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Milwaukee Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Bosch Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 6

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