With so many choices in the cordless drill market Panasonic is stepping up it’s game with their latest offering with a combo kit which is sure to give all the others a run for their money. Panasonic has been quietly producing some of the highest quality cordless drills for a very long time mostly catering to the telecom and manufacturing sectors and not so much to the construction industry, but these cordless drills are here to prove that they are “all in” and are here to stay. I do not own one of these particular drills so I can’t comment on the hows, whys and wheres of these drills but I do own a Panasonic drill that is 17 years old and it still runs. Need I say more?
Panasonic EYC159LR 18-volt, 3.3Ah Li-ion Cordless Hammer Drill and Driver and Impact Driver Kit
A Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver and Impact Driver Kit for High-Power Drilling and Fastening in Masonry, Metal and Wood
Carpenters,cabinet makers and general contractors that drill holes and drive fasteners into wood, metal or concrete and also do repetitive bolt/nut fastening, scaffold assembly/disassembly and lag bolt driving need the versatility of a cordless hammer drill and the adjustable power of an impact driver.
The 18-volt EYC159LR offers that versatility into one combo kit. The 1/2″ EY7950X hammer drill and driver and the EY7550X impact driver are always ready to power through a variety of super-duty jobs that electricians, general construction contractors, system installers, heating, water and sanitation technicians can muster.
Panasonic EYC159LR 18-volt, 3.3Ah Li-ion Cordless Hammer Drill and Driver and Impact Driver Kit
The Panasonic EY7950X 18-volt Hammer Drill and Driver has a wide a performance range while keeping compact and light body
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The EY7550X 18-volt 1/2″ Square Chuck Impact Wrench can deliver 1,370 in.-lbs. of torque and 0-3,000 ipm
Cordless Hammer Drill Versatility
Whether it’s concrete, masonry, metal or wood boring or fastening, the EY7950X hammer drill, at a mere 5 lbs. with the battery, is a pleasure to use overhead or far-reaching applications.
At only 9-1/4″ long x 9-3/4″ tall x 2-1/2″ wide, the compact hammer drill delivers 478 in.-lbs. of torque. It can bore up to 1/2″ diameter holes in metal or masonry or up to 1-7/16″ diameter holes in wood. The two-speed transmission delivers 50-430 rpm/900-7,740 bpm in low speed and 160-1,650 rpm/2,800-29,700 bpm in high speed. The variable speed and reversible tool has the power to efficiently drive up to 5/16″ diameter wood screws and up to 1/4″-diameter self-tapping metal screws.
The 1/2″ metal heavy-duty keyless chuck make bit changing a breeze, yet holds the bit firmly during drilling, hammer drilling and fastening. An electric brake stops the bit immediately when the trigger is released and an LED light lights up the work area for accurate drilling or fastening.
You can select one of 18 clutch settings, which steps up torque in 3.0 in. lbs. increments from 8.8 to 61 in. lbs., so you can match torque to fastener/driving needs.
Cordless Impact Driver Power
Professional contractors often do a wide variety of highly repetitive fastening jobs, and the EY7550X 1/4″ hex cordless impact driver kit has the versatility, power and run time to excel in heavy driving, demanding fastening or exacting finish-assembly applications. The cordless impact driver has variable speed and three power settings that make it handy for heavy-power or fine-control jobs such as HVAC installation, auto repair, cabinetry, machine line assembly and so much more.
The High/Hard setting is best for heavy driving jobs such as drilling for Tap Con’s, tightening large bolts and nuts or driving long screws. At this setting, it delivers 0-2,500 no-load rpm, 1,370 in.-lbs. of torque and 0-3,000 ipm. The Medium setting is suited for driving self-tapping screws and conduit clip fasteners, delivering 0-1,400 no-load rpm, 1,150 in. lbs. of torque and 0-2,800 ipm. For delicate fastening jobs that require controlled power and finesse, such as installing hinges on cabinets and fastening wall plates to electrical boxes, the Low/Soft setting delivers 0-1,000 rpm, 355 in. lbs. of torque and 0-2,000 ipm.
An electric brake stops the 1/4″ hex quick-connect bit instantly in all modes; a built-in LED light greatly improves work visibility. Weighing just 3.5 lbs. with battery, the compact tool measures just 2-13/32″ wide, 9-17/32″ tall and 5-5/8″ long. It also come with a very handy belt hook so you can easily keep the drill close at hand.
High-Tech Components Deliver Speed, Power and Durability
Both the hammer drill and impact driver are powered and controlled by a brushless motor, durable switch and sealed control circuits in the tool body and battery pack. These high-tech and resilient systems deliver top power, speed, runtime and extended tool life. Being brushless, the tool creates far less heat and has a more efficient use of power tha conventional motors used i most other cordless drills. That equates to a longer period between charges, cooler operation and a much longer tool and battery life. Because of this design, these drills are able to operate under heavier loads, which in turn makes it far less likely that these drills will burn out under heavy use.
Tough and Long-Lasting Battery Packs
This cordless hammer drill/impact driver kit comes with two Panasonic 18-volt 3.3Ah LR Li-ion battery packs that are built for heavy use, long runtimes between charges and long cycle life. Unlike manganese-based Li-ion batteries used in many cordless power tools, Panasonic’s exclusive cobalt Li-ion battery technology produces less internal heat buildup that can kill battery packs. This fact alone makes these drills stand leaps and bounds beyond any competitors. The battery packs also feature Panasonic’s Solid Solution technology, a proprietary process for dissolving and hardening cobalt and nickel and other key battery components. This unique chemistry dramatically improves battery pack safety, reliability and power output. A special heat-resistant ceramic coating layer separates cells and protects them from heat buildup. The chemistry, battery design and manufacturing process add up to powerful batteries that promise to deliver long running lives.
Battery Packs that are Smart, Too
Sometimes professional users are their own tool’s worst enemy, attempting to push them past their design limits. This can lead to irreversible battery or tool damage. That’s why Panasonic 3.3Ah LR battery pack cells are independently monitored for even discharge while preventing over-charging and over-discharging. An over-discharge sensor prevents the user from running the tool after it reaches the point where too-low voltage output could damage the battery and the tool. Plus, an internal temperature sensor flashes a warning light if internal temperatures rise, and then cuts off tool power if battery temperature reaches critical levels.
Getting water into the battery doesn’t have to mean it’s a goner. Panasonic engineers have added built-in vents in the battery case so water can easily drain out of the battery pack. The battery, which is easy to remove using a simple slide-down release button, charge to 80 percent capacity in 50 minutes and fully charge in 65 minutes with the EY0L81B charger that comes with the kit.
Tough Tools for Tough Conditions
The EY7950X hammer drill and driver and EY7550X impact driver have an IP56 rating that proves the tools’ toughness claims. This rating means the tools have withstood demanding laboratory tests of working in extremely dusty work environments and the effects of water getting sprayed on the tool by powerful jets. In the field, it assures professional tradesmen have tools that can stand up to the rigors of hard jobsite use.
The IP rating is established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and is outlined in IEC 60529. The standard outlines a coding system that indicates the degree of protection an electrical machine’s enclosure offers internal components. Based on objective testing, it assigns a rating to the enclosure’s ability to keep potentially damaging solid foreign objects (dust and contaminants) and water out of the tool under increasingly difficult conditions.
The dust protection test subjects the tool to a very dusty environment and then puts it to work to assure the tool was unaffected by dust exposure. In the grueling test, the tools proved that they achieved a dust protection level of five out of six levels; the sixth level is for dust-tight tools. It’s a good indication that the tool’s design keeps potentially harmful contaminants out, assuring long life and top performance that professionals demand.
Similarly, the water protection test put the tools up against increasing levels of water exposure. They attained a six out of eight levels rating, withstanding the effects of powerful water jets.
Whether it’s extremely dusty work conditions or work in damp or wet locations, users will appreciate a tool that will keep working when others would likely fail. Consult the safety and operating instructions for more information.
What’s In The Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver and Impact Driver Kit Box
- 1x – EY7950X 18-volt Power Hammer Drill and Driver
- 1x – EY7550X 18-volt 1/2″ Square Chuck Impact Driver
- 2x – EY9L50B 18-volt 3.3Ah Li-ion battery packs
- 1x – EY0L81B Battery charger
- 1x – High impact carrying case
- 1x – EYHX110E 1/4″ Hex quick-change chuck
Brand: PanasonicModel: EYC159LRBrand: PanasonicFeature: EY7950 (body) 18V Hammer Drill & DriverFeature: EY7550 (body) 18V Impact DriverFeature: 2 x 3.3Ah Li-Ion High Capacity Battery Packs IncludedFeature: Eyc159Lr 18V Li-Ion Impact Driver Combo KitFeature: Electronic Performance Monitoring System Electric BrakeManufacturer: PanasonicTitle: Panasonic EYC159LR Cordless, Battery Powered, Rechargeable 18V Hammer Drill Driver / Impact Driver ComboWarranty: 2 Year
- EY7950 (body) 18V Hammer Drill & Driver
- EY7550 (body) 18V Impact Driver
- 2 x 3.3Ah Li-Ion High Capacity Battery Packs Included
- Eyc159Lr 18V Li-Ion Impact Driver Combo Kit
- Electronic Performance Monitoring System Electric Brake
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