If you have been following us for a while, you know Hilti is one of my favorite tool brands. They have always been an industry leader in power and reliability. Sure there are many reasons why they are one of my favorite brands but now with the new Nuron line, there’s just so much more to love. Today we are taking a look at the new Hilti Nuron Impact Driver – SID 6-22.
Hilti Nuron Overview
If you are not familiar with Hilti Nuron, I would suggest reading our Hilti Nuron Article. It gives you a nice introductory breakdown of the platform.
However, if you are not up for reading, here is a quick overview. Hilti Nuron is based on four pillars:
- One Platform – meaning all tools run on one battery platform
- Data Services
For me, the Nuron platform makes Hilti one of the best professional power tool manufacturers in the marketplace.
Hilti Nuron Impact Driver Features
The Hilti SID 6-22 is a 22V impact driver that features a brushless motor and offers 3,600 rpm with 4,250 BPM and 2,655 in-lbs of torque. The tool only weighs 2.2 lbs and is compact in size.
This impact driver features a rubber over-mold grip for comfort and more control.
One of my favorite features of this impact driver are the LED light ring. The ring of light helps minimize work-area shadows.
On the base of the tool is where a user can change speeds to the following:
- Speed 1 – 0-1,800 RPM
- Speed 2 – 0-2,700 RPM
- Speed 3 – 0-3,600 RPM
The tool utilizes a 1/4″ hexagonal click chuck.
One interesting feature that I have never seen on a tool before is the “always-on” fuel gauge status. On other batteries, you have to depress a button to check your battery status, then the gauge lights go off until you check status again. However, with Hilti Nuron, the gauge stays on while in use, which I like much better. Now it’s easy to see the battery status while using it and helps you easily plan for the next task.
Hilti Nuron Impact Driver Performance
In regards to performance, this impact is no joke. The balance is awesome, the grip is comfortable and the power is beyond belief. We drove in some small screws, all the way up to 3-1/2″ screws. It was very easy to control and easy to work with, plus the noise doesn’t seem to be loud compared to other impact drivers we have used over the years. The trigger is extremely smooth and easy to feather.
We also ran some lags of various sizes and again, it ran them through without any issues. During this task is when we really noticed that the sounds weren’t as bad when compared to other impact drivers in its class.
After the lags, we ran some spade bits of various sizes through some wood. Again, like all the other applications we tried, the impact is smooth, easy to use, powerful, and now my favorite impact on the market.
Hilti Nuron Impact Driver Wrap Up
Bottom line, I am sold on the Hilti Nuron system. I love the power, the build quality, and all the other features associated with Nuron. The SID 6-22 is a perfect impact driver that has a balance of size and power. Yes, I love the ring LED light also. With everything considered, this is one of the best impact drivers on the market. With a price tag of $376 for the tool, two batteries, and a charger, it’s worth every penny. If you have the batteries, you can pick this up for $169.