V20 Brushless Impact Driver – Another Addition to the Craftsman RP Line of Tools
Craftsman has launched a series of brushless RP tools to distinguish them from their entry-level brushed line. The Craftsman CMCF813 V20 Brushless RP Impact Driver maintains the same tooling as the CMCF810 while receiving visual updates. If you’re in the market for a reliable brushless tool that costs less than the USA-made CMCF820, this Craftsman impact driver might just be the perfect choice.
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Craftsman V20 RP Impact Driver: A Game-Changer
Equipped with a brushless motor, the impact driver runs longer and more consistently compared to brushed impacts. Craftsman claims that the CMCF813 provides a 30% increase in runtime over the CMCF800 brushed impact driver. Similar to the CMCF810, the Craftsman CMCF813 can deliver up to 1,500 in-lbs of torque, slightly surpassing the brushed CMCF800’s 1,460 lb-in.
The Craftsman CMCF813 V20 RP Impact Driver proves to be an excellent choice for tightening screws and lag bolts. It also performs admirably when driving heavy fasteners like screws for decking and other similar tasks. With a rotation speed of 2,800 RPM and 3,500 IPM, you’ll be tightening screws with exceptional speed.
Worried about changing bits while your hands are occupied? The quick-release collets allow for effortless bit changes with just one hand.
- Versatrack compatible (clip and system sold separately)
- LED work light
The Craftsman V20 RP Impact Driver is available at $99 as a bare-bones unit. Alternatively, you can opt for the $129 kit, which includes two 1.5 Ah Li-ion batteries, a charger, and a storage bag. As always, Craftsman stands behind your purchase with a 3-year limited warranty.
If you’re seeking the best impact driver on the market, Craftsman offers the CMCF820 with higher top speed (2,900 RPM) and torque (1,700 in-lbs). Additionally, the CMCF820 features triple LED lights that surround the chuck, eliminating all shadows. If you have the option, we believe the $20 premium is well worth it.
- Model: CMCF813 (bare unit); CMCF813C2 (kit)
- Weight: 2.07 lbs
- Length: 5.51 inches
- Width: 2.76 inches
- Height: 7.82 inches
- Tool Output Power: 1500 in-lbs
- Maximum Speed: 2800 RPM
- Charging Time: 60 minutes
- Maximum Chuck Size: 1/4″