Skil PWRCore 12 Brushless Impact Wrench Profile Cordless Drill Reviews & Impact Drivers

Skil PWRCore 12 Brushless Impact Wrench


Skil PWRCore 12 Brushless Impact Wrench Puts Lightweight Socket-Driving Power in Your Hand

If you’re in the market for a compact impact wrench to use for your next weekend project, check out the Skil PWRCore 12 brushless impact wrench. Using a 12V battery to power its brushless motor, it’s much more compact than you can find from other Prosumer and DIY brands.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Skil IW5744-10
  • 100 ft-lbs of torque
  • Up to 3400 IPM
  • 2 speed transmission: 0 – 1900 RPM, 0 – 2500 RPM
  • $139.99 kit backed by a 5-year warranty

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How Strong is the Skil PWRCore 12 Brushless Impact Wrench?

As a 12V compact impact wrench, Skil’s brushless motor is capable of up to 100 ft-lbs of torque and 2500 RPM hitting at 3400 IPM.

Skil PWRCore 12 Brushless Impact Wrench Fastening

When you compare that power to other Prosumer and DIY 12V impact wrenches… well, there’s no competition. Craftsman, Ryobi, Hart, and others don’t play in this class. We have to look at the Pro brands to gain some context.

Most of the major Pro brands claim 120 – 200 ft-lbs, with models like Milwaukee’s M12 Fuel stubby going up to 250 ft-lbs.

What you’re looking at is a similar amount of power to what you can get from a 12V cordless impact driver. It’s great for those light-duty jobs without using a socket wrench or searching for a socket adapter for your impact driver.

How Big is it?

The Skil PWRCore 12 brushless impact wrench is nearly identical in size and weight to their brushless impact driver. It’s 5.9″ across the head and 7.6″ tall without its battery.

On the weight side, you’re looking at 1.9 pounds bare and 2.6 pounds with a 2.0Ah battery.

Skil PWRCore 12 Brushless Impact Wrench Profile

All your other options available in the Prosumer/DIY category are 18V/20V max models, so they’re bigger and heavier. Looking at 12V Pro impact wrenches, though, Skil is a little bulkier. It’s a trade-off we’d consider thanks to its price.

What Else Should I Know?

2-Speed Brushless Motor

Skil uses electronic controls above the battery to switch between low and high modes on its brushless motor. Low nets you 1900 RPM and high gets you up to 2500 RPM. The trigger is variable speed, so you’re able to feather those speeds to fit what you’re working on.

Skil PWRCore 12 Brushless Impact Wrench Speed Control

LED Halo

One of our favorite features on several Skil cordless tools is the LED halo. It goes beyond the basic LED light and even the three-LED system surrounding the chuck. The diffuser over the LEDs creates a full halo effect that is the most effective at eliminating shadows we’ve seen.

Skil PWRCore 12 Brushless Impact Wrench LED Halo

Additional Features

  • Belt hook
  • USB charging integrated on the battery
  • PWRJump charger takes your battery from 0% to 25% in 5 minutes

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How Much Does it Cost?

You can get your hands on the Skil PWRCore 12 brushless impact wrench for $139.99 as a kit. It comes with a 2.0Ah battery and PWRJump charger. The PWRJump charger is Skil’s upgraded fast charger that takes your battery from 0% – 25% in just 5 minutes.

As of right now, there are no bare tool or combo kit options available.

Most of the Pro brands are significantly more expensive. The ones that are a bit closer to Skil have a pretty limited line of compatible products. It’s something to keep in mind if you’re going to add more 12V tools down the road.

Skil PWRCore 12 Brushless Impact Wrench Specs

  • Model: Skil IW5744-10
  • Power Source: Skil PWRCore 12 battery
  • Drive: 3/8″ square drive with friction ring
  • No-Load Speed: 0 – 1900 /0 – 2500 RPM
  • Max Torque: 100 ft-lbs
  • Impact Rate: 0 – 3400 IPM
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs bare, 2.6 lbs with 2.0Ah battery
  • Length: 5.9″
  • Height: 7.6″
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Price: $139.99 kit with 2.0Ah battery and PWRJump charger
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Very interesting. Dewalt recently came out with their DCF902 3/8″ 12V brushless impact wrench. It has more power, is shorter in height and length, and weighs less without a pack.

As a kit it comes with 2x 2Ah packs instead of one, and is $10 cheaper ($129 vs. $139). Seems like a no brainer to go with the Dewalt (or other brand). Only difference I see is 5 year warranty vs. 3 years. The USB charging on the battery is pretty cool though.