IMPACT DRIVERS vs CORDLESS DRILL
We know, they are easy to confuse. They practically cast the same shadow. That is why we have created this little guide to help you navigate the differences.
Impact drivers and cordless drills are easily confused, what makes them so different? I mean they both "drive" fasteners right? Yes, and no.
The impact drivers main use is to repeatedly drive large fasteners, screws and lag bolts by delivering a quick rotary burst packed with higher torque. An impact driver delivers that torque to the fastener, saving your wrist.
Cordless drills are a staple in most homes. Cordless drills operate by driving a drill bit or screwdriver from an adjustable chuck that accepts a variety of sized drill and driver bits. While cordless drills are great for drilling holes and driving short fasteners into soft materials, they are limited by the amount of torque they can provide, and often transfer what rotational force they can provide to your wrist.