INGCO Impact Driver Review 20v UK Model
Over the last couple of years in the UK, the INGCO impact driver has become very popular, due to its excellent specs along with its affordable price. Below is our UK INGCO impact driver review to help you decide if this the right impact driver for you.
Product Rating: (4.7 / 5)
INGCO Impact Driver 20v Brushless
- Max Torque: 170Nm
- Power Adjuster: Yes, 2 Speed
- Impacts Per Minute: 3,300 or 2,000
- Max No Load Speed (RPM): 2,100, 1,300
- Brushless Motor: Yes
- Battery Type: 2.0Ah 18v Li-ion
- Variable Speed Trigger: Yes
- Electric Brake: Yes
What Tasks Can This INGCO Impact Driver Perform?
It can perform all the tasks you would expect an impact driver to perform, such as screwing together fencing, building sheds, outdoor timber storage units, screwing down decking boards, driving long screws into timber, screws into wall plugs to hand shelves and so on, fastening and fastening nuts, bolts and screws.
Variable speed trigger will allow you to screw together furniture such as chest of draws, beds, TV cabinets and more. The variable speed trigger allows you to control the power output via the trigger, so the impact driver power is suitable for a range of tasks. As the impact driver as extremely powerful, full power will do more damage than good, especially with delicate small screws, even in its lower power setting.
Why is a Brushless Motor Important?
At this price point, most impact drivers are non-brushless, that’s why a brushless motor at this price point is very impressive. Brushless motors are important, especially if you plan to carry out demanding tasks with this impact driver. Brushless motor will deliver its power better and efficiently to ensure you are using near the maximum amount of power it produces, and efficiently to ensure you get more run time from the battery.
Brushless motors also have a longer life compared to non-brushed motors, there is less risk of overheating from brushless motors. One of the issues with overheating, is that the motor will stop working until it cools down, with some impact drivers, this can take a while, and is extremely frustrating when mid-job, when it does start working again, there is a good chance it will cut out again within seconds or minutes as it overheats again.
What is the INGCO Impact Driver Like to Handle?
The 20v INGCO impact driver has been designed to fit nicely in the hand, although it could do with moulded finger grips at the front for a tighter, better grip. As the head is quite compact, it is easy to manoeuvre, good for tight awkward spaces, overhead work. The trigger and forward and reverse buttons feel quality, and the belt hook is a very useful feature to have.
Overall Review Summary of the INGCO Brushless Impact Driver 18v
Overall, INGCO is a very good impact driver, the main let down is its low RPM, this needed to be in the 3,000 RPM range to make it the best impact driver for its price point.
Having said that, it has some very good features, such as 2 speed adjustable power settings, the fact that you can lower the max power output to safeguard yourself on delicate jobs is outstanding. This is a feature you usually find on much more expensive impact drivers.
The INGCO impact driver comes with two 2.0Ah batteries and a 1-hour fast charger to ensure you always have a battery ready to go. This is excellent for those who are doing jobs that take all-day.
It has an excellent amount of torque, and impacts per minute, this will help when you are unfastening stubborn nuts, bolts and screws, as well as when driving long screws into timber.
As you can probably tell, it is trying to replicate the popular DeWalt DCF887 impact driver, with its colour scheme and looks. However, considering DeWalt Impact drivers cost a lot more money, this INGCO is punching above its weight when you consider it’s priced at under £100 with two batteries and a charger.
For the price you cannot go wrong, it is an excellent impact driver, with excellent specs and features for under £100.
Where are INGCO Tools Made?
It will be no surprise to learn that INGO power tools are made in China, this allows INGCO to make higher quality tools and sell for affordable prices.
Is INGCO a good brand
A good brand has usually been established for quite a while, and becomes a household name, which at this stage INGCO have not, as they are a relatively new on the market. However, if you are wondering, are INGCO tools good quality? Yes, they are made to a very high standard to ensure they last you for many years to come.
What Are The Alternatives?
If you are interested in alternative impact driver reviews, you may want to check out the WESCO impact driver, as well as taking a look at our WORX impact driver review, and our best impact drivers for home use.
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