Looking to get some extra power for heavy duty tasks?
The new impact driver from GTech might be your best choice!
Gtech recently launched their new line of power tools, and I must admit, I’m pretty impressed.
I reviewed the Gtech Cordless Combi Drill a few days ago, and now, it’s time for their Impact Drill. I’ll also talk more about the key differences between a combi drill and an impact driver.
So, without further ado, let’s see what this new impact driver is all about and how it can help you with your DIY tasks.
What I’ll Cover…
- Combi Drill vs Impact Driver
- Best features
- Technical specifications
- User’s opinions
- Is it the right choice for you?
- Best alternatives
OK, let’s get started…
The Gtech 20V Impact Driver is the best way to tackle heavier tasks in your home or at your workplace. It has an incredibly high torque output at 180Nm and a LED spotlight to help you see the task at hand more clearly.
You can either purchase the entire bundle, which includes a 20V battery, charger, and a driver bit set, or just the base unit if you already have a Gtech battery and charger from their power tools line. That way, you can save almost half the price!
How can you be sure if an impact driver is the tool you need?
Many people find it hard to decide between a combi drill and an impact driver for their household tasks. That’s mainly because they essentially work the same way, except for a few key differences.
Let’s see what those are so you can make a more informed decision.
Combi Drill vs Impact Driver
The main difference between a combi drill and an impact driver is the activation of the impacting mechanism. In an impact driver, the mechanism isn’t activated until the required torque to keep driving is greater than the torque generated by the motor alone.
At that point, the internal hammer that is attached to the motor starts to rapidly strike the anvil attached to the bit. Thanks to these rapid and strong blows, the additional torque can help you drive long sheetrock screws.
If we put this by the numbers, the difference is pretty clear. An impact driver can provide well over 150Nm of torque, while a comparable combi drill is only able to deliver 50-60Nm of torque.
In general, impact drivers are best used for heavy-duty tasks, such as furniture construction or deck building, while combi drills are more suited for delicate and precise tasks.
Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s take a look at the new Gtech Impact Driver.
Let’s start by looking at the key features at a glance:
- Quick changes
- Variable speed trigger
- Exceptional force
Changing bits in the middle of a heavy-duty task can be annoying and time-consuming.
That’s why Gtech have made it incredibly easy to do that in their new impact driver.
All you need to do is pull the collar of the hex bit chuck, insert the bit, and release. Done in a few seconds.
In addition, the Gtech Impact Driver Bundle comes with a 12-head bit set, that includes the most popular head profiles, such as Torx, Phillips, Pisidriv, Slotted, and Hex.
If you’re planning on purchasing just the bare unit, there’s still an option to get the Bit Set for only £4.99.
Variable speed trigger
Controlling the speed and torque when inserting or removing fixings from different materials is essential to a successful project. The Gtech Impact Driver has a sensitive speed trigger that allows you full control over those two.
Simply increase the pressure on the trigger to get a higher speed, or decrease the pressure for lower speeds. When the trigger is fully pressed, you can expect a torque of up to 180Nm, ensuring you can work even with the toughest materials.
There’s also a sliding control switch on the side that lets you instantly switch between forward, reverse, and lock. This is extremely convenient and allows you to finish the job more quickly as all these controls are at your fingertip.
When you first take a glance at the Gtech Impact Driver, it’s hard to believe that such a small tool can deliver that amount of power.
Coming in at only 1.12kg, it’s incredibly lightweight and easy to use, and yet it delivers exceptional rotational force of up to 180Nm.
That means you can drive a range of fixings even in places with limited availability.
Here are the highlights…
- Outstanding rotational force
- Li-ion battery
- Lightweight at only 1.12kg
- Variable speed trigger
- 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee
- Trusted UK brand
- 180Nm of torque
- 1.5hr charge time
- Voltage: DC 20V Max
- Chuck Capacity: 1/4” (6.3mm)
- No-Load Speed: 0-2, 900 RPM
- Max Torque: 180Nm
What are People Saying…?
Unfortunately, since the Gtech Impact Driver is still a new product, there aren’t many online reviews yet.
We’re working on gathering feedback from real users, and once we have more information about what they like and don’t like, we’ll update this section. So, stay on the lookout!
- Outstanding power
- High torque at 180Nm
- Lightweight design (1.12kg)
- Adjustable speed trigger
- LED spotlight
- Universal 20V battery
- Runs hot during intensive use
Is it Suitable for You..?
If you’re having heavy-duty tasks on your to-do list, an impact driver will be essential. The one from Gtech delivers exceptional rotation force at 180Nm torque and can help you finish almost any task at hand.
But if you need a drill for more basic tasks and driving smaller screws, it might be better to opt for a combi drill.
Professional DIY-ers and handymen almost always will need both of these, as they have different strengths and weaknesses and are best used for different tasks.
The bottom line…
The Gtech Impact Driver has all the power you need to make all your heavy-duty tasks more enjoyable. With a torque output of 180Nm, you can drive fixings in almost any material with ease and safety.
If you already own another power tool from their cordless line, you can purchase just the bare unit and save half the price, which is an outstanding value.
All in all, if you often work with larger screws and denser materials, getting the new impact driver from Gtech is a no-brainer!