Brushless Impact drivers are tools that deliver high concussive rotational force. They are mainly used for driving screws; either insert or remove large screws from workpieces that have harder density and require higher power to be drilled such as wood, metal, plaster, brick, and masonry.
Brushless impact drivers are mainly used for high-duty and general-duty jobs. Thus, using brushless impact drivers is more useful and only logical for professionals that are constantly assigned to do high-duty projects considering the energy efficiency and the longer life of these tools. Non-professionals will also notice how handy these tools are due to their small size and lightweight.
However, brushless models are more costly than brushed models which might be not the best choice for a non-professional since there will be no frequent use of this tool in the long term, on the other hand owning a brushless impact driver still saves costs of maintaining the brushed impact driver and replacement of the brushes.
Brushless Impact Drivers vs Impact drivers:
There is a broad variety of impact drivers with different sorts of motors for different applications and requirements. The most common motors on the market are brushed and brushless motors. The physical working mechanism of the two motors is the same however their structure and performance are different. The primary differences between the brushed and brushless motors are that brushless motors minimize friction which maximizes the efficiency of their work.
Brushless impact drivers produce less heating due to their larger stationary motor design that reduces resistance and helps to dissipate the heat produced by the stator coils, also that prevents energy loss that is usually caused by the brushes ‘contact and that in its turn leads to consuming less battery energy and an increase of runtime.
Brushless motors are less likely to require maintenance while the brushed motors ‘components wear out over time so in the absence of brushes, there will be no need of replacing worn brushes. Further, brushless motors are smaller and lighter than brushed motors which make using them easier.
Well, as the brushless impact drivers have better qualities, their price is fairly higher than the brushed ones tho. If you’re looking for something that you can use occasionally and only for DIY projects then it doesn’t make sense to spend a lot of money but if you’re a professional who works every day then brushless impact drivers are a better choice.
Currently, there are many models from different brands of brushless impact drivers on the market such as Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge Hydraulic, DeWalt Atomic Max, Bosch Max EC, Makita LXT 4-Speed and Ryobi One+ HP, and many more.