Dewalt just announced their new Impact Clutch (DWHJHLD) accessory holder that they say will help alleviate some of the frustrations encountered in heavy-duty impact driver applications. Common high-torque issues include bit tip breakage, fastener stripping and fastener breakage.
The new Impact Clutch is designed to activate in high torque applications to reduce the stress and damage on bits and fasteners. A Dewalt product manager remarked that in high torque situations, bits often break before they wear. This leads to increased costs over time, not to mention the frustration of having to stop what you’re doing just to replace a bit.
The clutch accessory will be ideal for framers, glaziers, electricians and other tradesmen tasked with heavy-duty fastening. A sleeve on the clutch can be moved forward and backward to engage and disengage the clutch as needed.
The Impact Clutch will be bundled with two Impact Ready screwdriving bits, and is expected to be priced at $17-20 when it’s released next March.
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