Panasonic

This giant electronics company used to be the No1 power tool brand in Japan until Makita stole their crown but they are still a hell of a lot bigger in the Far East than they are in the U.K.

Panasonic has some very high quality tools and people seem to love them but in this neck of the woods they don’t push their products anywhere near as much as some of the high profile brands.

The fact that they are primarily an electronics company means that they tend to come at the products from that angle and some of their features may seem a bit gimmicky.

However theirĀ  motor protection circuitry and beefed up wiring harnesses in their cordless drills are features with real benefits, as is the moisture and dust protection. Built to last we would say.

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Impact Driver Showdown! UPDATED 8 top drivers reviewed

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We had an amazing response to our impact driver test released last week but there was also a consistent question mark over whether the solid oak we used was a fair torque test for the drivers so we decided to update the test and add a comparison of the drivers on concrete. So here it is – our updated showdown …

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Why did we make an impact driver test?

impact driver test

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Panasonic Impact Driver review

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The best drill test on Youtube or a waste of time? You decide

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Roger Bisby takes us behind the scenes of the latest Skill-builder 18 volt drill testĀ  which puts drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. The Skill-builder 18 volt drill test has proved to be our single most successful YouTube video ever with over 3/4 of a million views and rising. It has also …

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Which 18v drill is best?

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If you’re thinking of buying an 18v drill and you’re wondering which 18v drill is best, Skill Builder has some useful resources that might help you to make a decsision. In our series of three YouTube videos we put drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. You can view these videos via the …

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