Top tools: Rigid Palm Impact Screwdriver
Want to go faster? Don’t step on it; press on it. The 12V palm impact driver from Rigid features push-to-drive technology that uses a pressure sensitive variable-speed switch to control the bit. That means no trigger to press. Powered by a 1.5 Ah battery, this tool delivers a no-load speed of 0–2,000 rpm and 400 in-lbs. of torque in a compact package made to fit in tight spaces. A battery gauge tells you when it’s time to charge and a grip light allows you to see the target screw in low light. A one-handed, quick-load collect makes bit changes fast and easy.
This is an excerpt from “Power to the People,” our annual compilation of top new power tools for 2017 in the February/March issue.