Rockwell has just announced a new 16V Lithiumtech line to fill the gap between 18/20v and 12v tools. The 16V Impact Driver RK2611K2 is only 4.9″ long which is very short for compact spaces. It has 950 in-lbs of torque which pretty much edges out all 12V Impacts except for Milwaukee’s upcoming brushless M12 FUEL. It ties the 12v DeWALT DCF815 at 950 in-lbs of torque.
The Rockwell 16V Drill/DCF815Driver RK2600K2 has 302 in-lbs of torque. It has a 16 torque setting clutch, spindle lock and a two-speed (0-400/0-1500, no-load rpm) gearbox. Both tools come with a 30 minute charger and two 1.3 Ah batteries. The great thing about Rockwell is that if you register your tool you get free batteries for life. So when your battery is toast, you can swap it out for a new for free. Both tools are priced at $139.99 each.