Electric impact drill characterised by its ergonomic shape ensuring comfort when drilling or screwing. Comfort is, likewise, improved by a quick chuck, reducing the time required to change drill or driver bits. The 0 to 3000 rpm speed control enables a slow start-up of the drill, thereby improving drilling or screwing precision. The rotation direction toggle switch comes in handy particularly when screwing screws and bolts. The ergonomic side handle significantly helps to hold a steady direction particularly in the impact mode.