The V20 Brushless Impact Driver – Another Entry in the Craftsman RP Tool Lineup
Craftsman released a suite of Brushless RP tools to help consumers differentiate them from their entry-level brushed line. The Craftsman CMCF813 V20 Brushless RP impact driver updates the visuals of the CMCF810 but otherwise keeps the tool untouched. If you want a solid brushless tool that costs less than their made-in-the-USA, CMCF820, this Craftsman impact driver could be your next pick.
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Craftsman V20 RP Impact Driver: The Big Deal
The brushless motor of this impact driver gives it longer runtime and better consistency than brushed impacts. Craftsman claims the CMCF813 ups its runtime by 30% compared to the CMCF800 brushed impact driver. Like the CMCF810, the Craftsman CMCF813 puts out up to 1,500 in-lbs of torque. That slightly exceeds the 1,460 in-lbs of the brushed CMCF800.
The Craftsman CMCF813 V20 RP impact driver seems ideal for fastening screws and lag bolts. It should also do very well on driving heavy-duty fasteners like ledger screws for decking and other similar tasks. With 2,800 RPM and 3,500 IPM, you should fasten screws rather quickly.
Worried about bit changes when your hands are occupied? The quick-release chuck makes it easy to change out the bit with one hand.
- Versatrack compatible (clips and system sold separately)
- LED work light
The price for the Craftsman V20 RP impact driver is $99 for the bare tool. You also have a kit option for $129, which includes two 1.5 Ah Lithium-ion batteries, a charger, and a storage bag. As always, Craftsman backs your purchase with a 3-year limited warranty.
If you want the best impact driver Craftsman makes the CMCF820 offers a bit more top speed (2,900 RPM) and torque (1,700 in-lbs). You also get triple-LED lights that surround the chuck and eliminate all shadows. If you have that option, it’s worth the $20 premium in our opinion.
- Model: CMCF813 (bare tool); CMCF813C2 (kit)
- Weight: 2.07 lbs
- Length: 5.51 in
- Width: 2.76 in
- Height: 7.82 in
- Tool power output: 1500 in-lbs
- Max speed: 2800 RPM
- Charge time: 60 minutes
- Maximum chuck size: 1/4 in
Overall, the new rebadging of the Craftsman brushless line is a mixed bag. On the one hand they have consolidated under one banner, but on the other they haven’t exactly given their customers the best they have to offer on certain tools. Mainly the Impact Driver and the Drills. Craftsman’s three best models are no where to be found sporting the new RP stickers. CMCF820, CMCD721, and CMCD720 are the models people should still buy.
A little underpowered to be marketed as contractor worthy