Model#: PCBNPCC842L

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Porter-Cable PCC842L 8V MAX Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Impact Screwdriver

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Porter Cable's PCC842L 8V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Impact Screwdriver is designed for tradesmen with light fastening work. While being compact and lightweight, this impact driver still delivers 0 - 2,200 RPM and 125 in-lbs. of non-reactionary torque.
  • 10X speed and 2X torque for increased range of tasks vs. other screwdrivers
  • Variable speed for increased control
  • Lithium-Ion battery can hold a charge for up to 18 months
  • LED light for better visibility when completing tasks
  • 2 magnetic bit holders for easy storage and accessibility when needed
  • Non-removable built-in Li-Ion battery
  • 8V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Impact Screwdriver - PCC842L
  • Charger
  • (2) 2 in. Screwdriving Bits
Compliance and Restrictions
warning: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer and Birth Defect/Reproductive Harm. For more information go to


Cordless: Yes
Batteries Included: Yes
Battery Amp Hours: 1.3 Ah
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Drive Size: 1/4 in.
Drive Type: Hex
Handle Style: Mid-Handle
Maximum Torque: 125 in-lbs.
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 2,200
Voltage: 8V



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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
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Home Repair
Do it all gun!
The porter cable 8volt impact screwdriver is my go to gun. I have many guns but the PC 8volt is always first in my hand, rarely it can't handle a job but if not I step up to a PC 20 volt to solve all problems.
July 22, 2017
1 year ago
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best drill ever
It never gets heavy. It's super fast but it also has a real sensitive trigger if you need just a half turn or to go slow. I own two for when the battery goes out I can keep working. Charges quick and lasts a long time. Not a replacement for a 20v drill. It's limit would be drilling 1" screws into piloted wood. It's fast, perfect for drywall, electrical, cabinets, knobs, small stuff. Carrying it around all day it's your best friend. Hanging doors I use it with small screws just to the get door up. This is an awesome professional tool.
March 5, 2017
Describe Yourself:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great all around the house driver
This is by far the best deal out there for what I was looking for. I need a strong light weight driver for small jobs around the house like putting up blinds. This driver is awesome! It does the job. It's lightweight, yet solid and powerful. Ergonomics on the handle are a bit ackward, but not a big deal at all.
August 14, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The little tool that could
Home repairs
August 8, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great little driver
This is a great little driver at a great price. Surprised how strong it is for the size and it looks nice too.
July 25, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great little impact to keep in the tool bag.
I keep this compact unit in my Veto tool bag along with the charger. everything is there all the time whenever I need it. Too many time I have not had a driver with me because I keep them in a separate bag. The cool thing is the charger is tiny, and fit in the bag very well.

It is also nice to add this tool to the rest of my Milwaukee M12 Fuel power tools, this option is limited on power which in many situations is perfect.
July 9, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
My New Favorite
This is a great impact screwdriver. It has enough power to do a wide range of tasks. It might not have the torque of its Impact Drill counterpart but it definitely packs a punch. Super light and easy to use in tight spots. I used it all day on one charge. In the morning I built the majority of a fence and gate with it. In the evening I was using it to disassemble computers. My new favorite, I keep it on my hip holster all the time now.
July 8, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
small package packs a punch
This has become my "go to" driver for smaller jobs in my shop. Plus, it is perfect for projects that do not need the punch of a large drill/driver. But make no mistake, this little driver has plenty of power to drive screws, hangers, bolts, etc. Compared to the "other" 3.5 and 4 volt drivers,this is hands down the best small driver I have used, and best of all, it is Porter Cable. I assembled a book shelf for my wife in about 15 minutes with this driver, and it never slowed down. Love it.
December 31, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
An excellent piece of equitment
I now have my second 8V Max--I left the first one on a job site and when I returned it "belonged" to someone else. I hope they like it as much as I did. I normally no longer use a cordless drill--this unit has sufficient power to handle most sizes of screws, yet is small and compact enough to work in close areas where a cordless drill would be awkward to use. I recently put a vinyl canopy on my deck and this unit proved to be literally worth in gold in some of the long reaches to screw the sections into place.
December 28, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Excellent tool
This tool is the best tool I own for use in wood and fiberglass, both drilling and screwing. It tightens screws tighter than can be tightened by hand without stripping. I have several other impact drivers that are great with more voltage (up to 20V), but this is handy because of its size, and just seems to perform better in wood and fiberglass. Works good with metal, but I generally use one of my other ones for that because of their weight. Surprising how long it can work on a charge, but can't change batteries if it runs out during use. Having said that, I can say that I have never run it down on a single project, even drilling and screwing dozens of times. I have had mine for about a year, and am buying a second one today. I would have done this sooner, but couldn't find one until now.
November 27, 2015

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bought one someone removed charging cord how do i get another one without driving 20 miles to get it
yank on Jul 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Porter Cable directly at 888-848-5175 for parts
How long does the battery last on average?
A shopper on Mar 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Depends on the use. Constance use or every now and then use. I can't really answer for constant use but if you just use it every now and then they last a long time.
Does it come with 2 battery and a charger?
Wild Bill on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The battery is built in and non removable. It does come with a charger that plugs into the handle.
Does charging light change colors when charged?
Goer on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, however, the indicator will remain on to let you know it is being charged.


Standard Warranty - PORTER-CABLE LIMITED THREE YEAR WARRANTY (1 year for reconditioned products

PORTER-CABLE will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call (888) 848-5175. This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

In addition to the warranty, PORTER-CABLE tools are covered by our:

  • 1 YEAR FREE SERVICE: PORTER-CABLE will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.
  • 90 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your PORTER-CABLE Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund – no questions asked.
  • LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, see country specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the local company or see website for warranty information.

To register your tool for warranty service visit our website at

To obtain information on warranty performance, please write to: PORTER-CABLE CORPORATION, 4825 Highway 45 North, Jackson, Tennessee 38305; Attention: Product Service. THE FOREGOING OBLIGATION IS PORTER-CABLE'S SOLE LIABILITY UNDER THIS OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PORTER-CABLE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.