Top positive review
on February 28, 2015
I've been working professionally on German cars for 15 years. I had the impact driver version of this (3/8" was not available then) until the batteries failed after 3 or 4 years. The only thing I disliked about that tool was that the 3/8" adapters would break every 3-6 months. I moderately cut my hand once, and almost damaged a very expensive wheel (I like to zip wheel bolts on with it, then hand torque them on the ground). This is not a problem with the 3/8" anvil. It's a half inch shorter too, so I can more easily remove crank pulley bolts (Audi?) with it too. I do need to find a new friction ring for it though.
The batteries last a long time between charges (change once a week, usually), and overall as well. The rubber bits deteriorate very slowly, especially if you get oil on them, but that would happen with any tool, and does not bother me. Character, right? :) Highly recommended.