Impact drivers are known for getting the job done quickly, but their reputation for noise can make the consistent user frustrated after a few hours on the job.

A new advancement is cutting that noise by at least 50%, and even cutting the vibration so worker's hands don't feel like they're still holding onto an impact driver even an hour later.

As Popular Mechanics' Timothy Dahl reports, "this is done by encasing the pounding mechanism in hydraulic fluid that exerts force and reduces the amount of metal to metal contact. And there's an oil pulse driver to fit every budget and application."

Dahls' four product selections include Ridgid Stealth Force 18V Brushless Impact Driver; Ryobi Quiet Strike 18V Pulse Driver; Milwaukee Tool M18 Fuel Surge Hex Hydraulic Driver; and Makita 18V LXT Brushless Oil-Impulse Impact Driver.

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