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Porter Cable 8V Max Impact Screwdriver Preview

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In a world where we keep seeing the battery pack voltage increase to 20V and beyond, we don’t often hear about some of the smaller cordless tools. Porter-Cable has a solution proving that there is still room for these compact tools in the industry with the introduction of its Porter Cable 8V Max impact screwdriver. Let’s face it, we’ve probably all tried it at least once – driving a small screw much too deep into a soft material using a drill that was WAY overpowered (yes, I tried to hang a picture frame in drywall with a 20V drill once).


For the contractor with light fastening work to finish the job, the Porter Cable 8V Max is a great way to go. At less than 1.5 pounds, the impact screwdriver still delivers 0 – 2200 RPM and 125 in-lbs of non-reactionary torque. Its compact size of only 6.5 inches means that it is small enough to reach areas that full size drill/drivers won’t come close to. Other features include a quick-load chuck for one handed bit changes, built in LED, and 1/4″ hex chuck that accepts standard bits.

porter cable 8v max impact screwdriver

Porter Cable 8V Max Impact Screwdriver Features

The battery on the Porter Cable 8V Max impact screwdriver can maintain a charge for up to 18 months and stays on board, so it is plugged directly into the outlet instead of utilizing a separate charging unit. There is also a charge indicator to alert the user of how much charge is left in the Lithium-Ion battery. With an MSRP of $49.99 and light weight, compact design, this is not only a great solution for light finishing work, but also a very attractive option for general household use as well.


porter cable 8v max impact screwdriver tool

Specification Summary

  • Model: Porter-Cable PCC842L 8V Max Impact Screwdriver
  • Weight: 1.42 pounds
  • Length: 6.48 inches
  • No Load Speed: 0 – 2200 RPM
  • Torque (non-reactionary): 125 in. lbs.
  • Warranty: 3 year limited
  • MSRP: $49.99

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