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Craftsman  61189 Nextec 12-volt Cordless Impact Driver - Tool Only  ENERGY STAR®

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Chuck Size: 1/4 in.
Height (in.): 6.42
Length (in.): 6.46
Weight - Battery Installed (lbs): 2.3
Weight - Excluding Battery (lbs): 1.9
Width (in.): 2.21
Product Overview:
360 deg. Swivel Head: No
Aux. Handle Type: No
Chuck Key Type: Keyless
Drill Chuck Quality: Standard
Hammer Action: No
Handle Type: Ergonomic
Individual, Kit or Set: Individual
Maximum Torque (in-lb): 810 in./lbs.
Variable Speed: Yes
Included with Item:
Battery Included: Battery Not Included
Belt Clip Included: No
Bits Included: No
Bubble Level Included: No
Case Included: No
Charger Included: Charger Not Included
Contents: Impact Driver
Number of Batteries Included: None
Worklight:
Bulb Type: LED
Warranty:
General Warranty: 1 Year
Battery:
Battery Type: Lithium ion
Battery Voltage: 12
Battery Voltage (V): 12
Charge Time (Hrs.): 0.5
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes
UL Listed: Yes

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Product Description

Tighten it Right with this 12 Volt Cordless Impact Driver

Designed to give you the power to sink fasteners quickly, this Craftsman Nextec 12 volt cordless impact driver channels the power of lithium into a rapid hammering action that gets the job done fast. Ready to take on construction, maintenance and repair tasks alike, it’s built from tough materials, while the short bodied design helps you get work done, even in tight places.

The key to tight frames, stable deck planks and jobs well done, the 12 volt cordless impact driver uses a spring-loaded impact mechanism that fires dozens of times per minute, helping drive through knots, tough layers and even save battery life by reducing stress on the motor. An asset to any job, it’s designed for comfort and control while delivering the kind of service you can count on. A solid tool, built to get the job done without messing around, add this impact to your kit, and take on the next challenge with Craftsman.

  • Craftsman Nextec 12 volt cordless impact driver includes: Cordless impact driver (battery sold separately)
  • Portable design makes it ready to work anywhere
  • Part of the Nextec set, it shares power supplies with other common tools
  • High torque output helps sink larger fasteners quickly
  • Ergonomic design and lightweight make hours on the job easier
  • Keyless hex chuck locks driver and drill bits in instantly

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Added on April 18, 2012

 

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29 Reviews Write a review
26 Reviewers (90.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise5 found this helpful
ToddPowley
Dec 13 , 2011
Craftsman offers the best overall value in Nextec

A lot of brands; including Craftsman, are realizing the value of creating a variety of tools that work off the same battery platform.  This saves consumers money because they don't have to buy batteries for every tool.  When the tool dies, you just have to  replace the tool or battery as opposed to an entire kit set.  That also saves consumers money.

In this case, it's the battery that makes the tool.  It's reasonably priced and affordable to replace and the batteries are also the correct size and voltage for specialty tools.  What is also nice about it is that you can use then with MORE tools in Craftsman brands.  No other brand appears to offer the same tool diversity on the same level as Craftsman. 

The yellow brand doesn't seem to make a cordless orbital sander.  Milwaukee does make a rotary tool similar to a Dremel in their 12 volt tool line and a rather innovative tool they call the Hackzall.  In fact, Milwaukee seems to have more brand diversity in their 12 volt tool line than even Dewalt, but they still can't hold a candle to Nextec.  For example, with Craftsman 19.2v and 12v batteries, you can also buy cordless stuff for yard maintainence and still use the same battery.

In Nextec 12v tools you get better brand diversity in one place.  All of the specialty tools you could ever want working off of one battery platform instead of several.  That's what Craftsman does different with Nextec and good luck finding a similar professional brand that extends it's cordless offerings into stuff like pruners and grass trimmers and if you need more power they offer the higher voltage tools to, but at the end of the day, I don't think that I sacrificed any quality by going Nextec.

Criticism2 found this helpful
dirlligaf1
May 26 , 2010
12v Nextec Impact driver works great.

I am on week two with my nextec 12v impact driver. The tool is great, Its light, compact,powerful and balanced. The only problem I have is the collet has way too much slop when you install attachments. Somewhat problematic when using. There is some kind of manufacturing defect with this tool. No other impact drivers on the market have this problem. I hope Sears is looking into this.

 

MrSnipes0958

Nettleton, MS

Feb 12 , 2014
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Great product line!!!

This is a great addition to the Nextec line. Perfect for any job big or small. Great size and weight make it extremely portable and very versatile. Wish they would extend the line.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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snapper2

Southgate, MI

Jan 13 , 2014
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1/4 impact BAM

This is a little giant. It has a slip clutch that slips if what your trying to take won't move. The one thing it does better than any other tool, it takes out plugs in the coil over plug engines better than any other tool on the market. bring the engine to running temp pop the coils shoot a little penetrating oil on each plug and start taking them out, not one will break in the block and this plug is famous for breaking off in the block. I'm a professional mechanic and if you have ever broke one of these plugs you now it doesn't make for a good day. This will be your favorite tool in your box. I can't say enough about this tool, whom ever came up with it my hat is off to you

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MIPooh

Novi, MI

Nov 2 , 2013
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Compact and powerful

i brought this at sears store, it is very sold piece of tool. It is heavy, but I really like how powerful and effortless when I used it to assemble or disassemble a small project. It is small and easy to store.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GradyGrad

New City, NY

Sep 13 , 2013
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Great Purchase!

Does just about everything I need it to do in light to moderate applications,the light is a great feature!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bishthedon

Jamaica, NY

Aug 4 , 2013
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hammer drill

the drill work great and the led light really come in handy.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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inmotion

San Diego, CA

Jul 28 , 2013
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Putting it through the test

I'm very surprise of the power this 12v impact driver. I'm driving 2-1/2" & 3" screws into 2x4s easily for a shed's wall frame and sub-floor. This tools has some real strength behind it. There seems to be a good balance between the battery and the driver that help propel the power. The grip is another part I like about this impact driver. I can use it for a whole day and my hands doesn't get sore at the end of the day. It's very comfortable around the hand.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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heavy7

Haverhill, MA

Jul 25 , 2013
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great power in a small package

Awesome for tight places, great power in a small package

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ToolmanLee

Marrero, LA

Apr 17 , 2013
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NICE!!

I bought this to go along with my other Nextec tool collection, and I've used it like crazy the last week or two and it works really well!! I am totally pleased!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JerryTech

Round Rock, TX

Sep 26 , 2012
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Works great, powerful and tough. Great battery life!

This is a great, all-around versatile tool that I constantly use. I have used it for auto repair and maintenance, all kinds of DIY projects, and as my primary fastener driver professionally. Plenty of power, will strip 1/4 inch and smaller fasteners, be careful, it is powerful! Very lightweight and the housing is tough. I highly recommend this tool for all of your smaller fastener driving needs.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rayrdv

Carson, CA

Jul 12 , 2012
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nextex 12 corless impactdriver

i hace been waiting for sometimes to get this impact driver tool and am happy i got it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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