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Old 03-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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I need to do a bunch of predrilling and driving screws.

I would like to use a bit holder that could "grab" on to a drill bit and a driver bit.

The ones I found would do exactly what I need.



The upper left item I would secure with my drill, then change from drill bit to driver bit and back and forth, it grabs onto the drill bit as I pull it back out in reverse, which a regular bit holder would not do.

The only problem is, and you get what you pay for, this set is only $6.99, and this quick change bit holder, after being used for 5 minutes, the shank and the holder goes out of alignment, meaning it would wobble badly as I spin the drill. This is basically a piece of junk.

Can someone recommend one I could buy that does a better job?

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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I think this is what you are looking for
http://www.amazon.com/25PC-QUICK-CHA.../dp/B000XY2KGA

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Personally, I'd scrap that setup and get an impact driver and a quality (DeWalt/Milwaukee/Makita) bit set.
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Personally, I'd scrap that setup and get an impact driver and a quality (DeWalt/Milwaukee/Makita) bit set.
Impact driver? For drilling holes?

miami....I would suggest getting another drill....I have 5 drills...

2 Ryobi Cordless
1 Ryobi Angle drill
1 Ryobi corded drill
1 Skill 1/2" corded drill

All of the Ryobi's have keyless chucks...so changing bits is quick.

I will set up each drill with the required bit....then just cycle through the drills as I progress through a project. I typically use the corded drills for the heavy work...for example, drilling out the pocket for a pocket hole...that kind of stuff kills a battery quick.
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Personally, I'd scrap that setup and get an impact driver and a quality (DeWalt/Milwaukee/Makita) bit set.
Impact driver for drilling holes??? Why not just use tools for what they were designed?
Use a combo kit, drill bit in the drill, driver bit in the impact.
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impacts can be used for drilling holes.. bit manufacturers wouldnt be making bits for them if the tool couldnt handle it. but if your going to be using spade bits you need a actual drill
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miami....I would suggest getting another drill....I have 5 drills...
And I thought I was bad.
jschaben,posted a good set I have one that is close to it,again you get what you pay for.
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The project I am going to do involve a lot of heads up on the ladder. I have two drills, I don't want to put two drills on a ladder and switch them back and forth.
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Impact driver? For drilling holes?
Yes, and it's a more versatile and cost-effective solution than buying a new drill for each bit.
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Impact driver for drilling holes??? Why not just use tools for what they were designed?
That's exactly what I do. There's no reason why an impact driver can't be used for lighter-duty drilling. Haven't you seen all those hex-shanked conversion chucks on the market? What do you think they're for? DeWalt, Milwaukee, Hitachi, Makita (and others) make them for use with their impact drivers.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...+chuck&x=0&y=0

Maybe I should have pointed out that impacts are fine for drilling within reason. As mentioned, spade bits don't really work, and I wouldn't even attempt to chuck up any of my big masonry bits to it, but it's still a 'dumb' tool, meaning as long as it's not being overworked, it doesn't know/care what work it's being used for. An impact driver will handle all those dainty hex-shanked drill bits pictured above with ease.
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Well done! I especially like that
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If you want an answer to the question you asked. There is a company called Snappy drill. They make very high quality quick release chucks, countersinks, bits, and accessories. Woodcraft sells them. Take a look
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I have had good luck with this Craftsman (Sears) set:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...8&blockType=G8
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but if your going to be using spade bits you need a actual drill
No you don't...I used 1 inch and half inch spade bits in my DeWalt 18V impact driver to drill though 58 year old framing when I wired my bathroom...the impact driver never went into impact mode...worked like a champ...equal or better than my cordless drills, even through hard old double 2x4's.

You can't be using tired, old, worn out bits...

Just FYI...quick change bit/driver tool...you might try this option...I've used it many times and it works great. I think Black and Decker makes the same thing only cheaper...or it used to be. Hmmm, forgot that BD and DeWalt are now the same...oh well.

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW2730-...uct/B000056H9O

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No you don't...I used 1 inch and half inch spade bits in my DeWalt 18V impact driver to drill though 58 year old framing when I wired my bathroom...the impact driver never went into impact mode...worked like a champ...equal or better than my cordless drills, even through hard old double 2x4's.

You can't be using tired, old, worn out bits...

Just FYI...quick change bit/driver tool...you might try this option...I've used it many times and it works great. I think Black and Decker makes the same thing only cheaper...or it used to be. Hmmm, forgot that BD and DeWalt are now the same...oh well.

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW2730-...uct/B000056H9O

ive done it myself. but its much harder on the bits and its not good on the impact driver. their designed for use in a drill. this is both from experience and through talking to the reps for bosch, makita and dewalt

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