You may be familiar with the HART 20V cordless impact driver, but today we’ll be diving into their second-generation brushless model. While we already know that these tools are a great option for new homeowners in terms of cost and availability, we wanted to see how this latest model measures up against others in the DIY market.
Performance of the HART Cordless Impact Driver
- No-load speed: 0-3,000 RPM
- Impact rate: 0-3,900 IPM
- Maximum Torque: 2,200 in-lbs.
- Collet: 1/4″ Quick Connect
The HART HPID26 utilizes a brushless motor, providing greater power and speed compared to brushed motors. It reaches up to 3,000 RPM and achieves 3,900 IPM, a hundred more than its predecessor. This additional boost in shock rate enhances speed when working with larger fasteners.
Design of the HART Cordless Impact Driver
- Model: HART HPID26
- Power supply: HART 20V battery
- Weight: 2.4 lbs. (bare), 3.2 lbs. (with 2.0Ah battery)
- Head Length: 5.75 inches
- Tool Height: 9 inches
- LED work lights
The HART Gen 2 impact driver shares many similarities with the previous model, but with a few notable changes. The handle still features soft textured rubber overmolding, ensuring a secure grip during operation. Additionally, the weight of the head is fully balanced by the battery, making it easy to control.
However, there is one key difference. The HART tool HPID26 is 1/4 inch shorter and comes with a 2.0Ah battery instead of the previous 1.5Ah battery, resulting in longer run times. Although the decrease in overall length may seem minimal, the tool’s more compact design enables access to tighter spaces compared to its predecessor.
Moreover, HART has equipped this impact driver with a 1/4″ Hex Quick Chuck, allowing for easy one-handed bit insertion and removal, enabling quick bit changes on the go.
- Variable speed trigger
- Double-sided belt hook
- Onboard bit storage
Pricing and Warranty
The HART 20V brushless impact driver can be purchased for $94 without accessories or $128 as a kit, which includes a 2.0Ah battery, charger, and a soft carrying case. HART offers a 3-year limited warranty on both their tools and batteries.
The Bottom Line
In terms of performance, design, and price, the HART cordless impact driver excels on all fronts. It offers affordability without compromising on light-to-mid-duty performance. While there may be some trade-offs compared to premium models, if overall value is a top priority for you, it’s hard to pass up the HART HPID26 Impact Driver.