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Old 03-25-2014, 01:59 PM   #16
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Can Someone Explain The Whole Drill/Driver Thing? Impact Driver As well Please?


A drill driver in the number 1 position you can drill holes as it is fast.
Number 2 position slows it down and increases torque so you can drive small to medium screws, stir things like paint.
Impact driver= big screws, lag bolts. No stirring, no drilling, loads of torque.

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Old 03-27-2014, 09:27 AM   #17
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The first time you put a 2" screw into wood with an impact gun you will wonder why you didnt buy one sooner.
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The first time you put a 2" screw into wood with an impact gun you will wonder why you didnt buy one sooner.
That's the God's honest truth. You drive much more, much faster, much longer and with greater control, except for the delicate jobs, as mentioned.

I bought the corded Porter Cable similar to the cordless one posted to complement my cordless set for the bigger jobs and save battery life.
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I've never had an issue with my hammer drill for everything.
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I never jumped on the impact gun bandwagon. Never had a problem with drill. I used one a couple times I wasn't impressed and the knocking noise is annoying.

Dewalts Cordless hammerdrill will do everything but it is just to heavy for me unless i need it.
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You must not drive many screws. I can pretty much say for sure that if we started side by side, each with a box of 3" deck screws, me with an impact driver and you with a regular drill, I'd be done and have my first beer down waiting for you to catch up. And if they're phillips heads, I'll have 2 beers down while you change bits and replace screws that cammed out.
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You must not drive many screws. I can pretty much say for sure that if we started side by side, each with a box of 3" deck screws, me with an impact driver and you with a regular drill, I'd be done and have my first beer down waiting for you to catch up. And if they're phillips heads, I'll have 2 beers down while you change bits and replace screws that cammed out.
That's kind of my take on it. I was an impact driver skeptic also. I have various screw driving tools including dedicated screw guns and a pretty high powered corded half inch drill. SO I figured that impact drivers were just a gimmick. Until I tried one. Had to revise my opinion of them. They really do work better. I assume that it's the impact action (what else would it be?) which drives screws better than a constant torque, much like an impact wrench loosens rusty fasteners better than applying constant torque with a wrench.

And I agree that an impact driver seems to have a lot less tendency to cam the bit out of the screw than a drill/driver does

The other factor not mentioned, is the size. Impact drivers are very compact compared to the driving power they deliver. You may have a drill that drives screws as quickly as an impact driver, but I guarantee you that you're not going to find a drill driver as compact as an impact driver that drives screws as fast as a impact driver.


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Dewalts Cordless hammerdrill will do everything but it is just to heavy for me unless i need it.
Exactly.

Not to knock anyone who prefers a drill/driver over an impact driver, use whatever works for you. But, there are real advantages to the impact driver. It ain't just marketing.
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You must not drive many screws. I can pretty much say for sure that if we started side by side, each with a box of 3" deck screws, me with an impact driver and you with a regular drill, I'd be done and have my first beer down waiting for you to catch up. And if they're phillips heads, I'll have 2 beers down while you change bits and replace screws that cammed out.
I have screwed down many decks. A dewalt xps 18v on speed 3 puts a 2.5 inch screw in a second and I like that the last 1/8" it looses some torque and speed so I don't over drive it. Anything over 2" I don't use philips. They probably do work better with philips cause they dont work good on drill. I think its more the noise than anything that I dont like about impact.
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Impact did work a little better on composite decking but i havent screwed down composite is years everyone wants hidden fastener now.
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Are these cordless impacts strong enough to remove car/truck lugnuts?
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If you attempt to remove a screw with a drill that's been forced in with an impact you're probably SCREWED.
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Are these cordless impacts strong enough to remove car/truck lugnuts?
I changed the wheels on my golf cart with mine (standard lug nuts). Also ran 1/2x2-1/2 lag bolts without a problem. Never tried it on regular car or truck lugs.
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Are these cordless impacts strong enough to remove car/truck lugnuts?
Not if the lug nut was tightened properly.
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Not if the lug nut was tightened properly.
Dang! I taught my gf how to change her own oil, pack wheel bearings, and other things on her truck. The one thing she can't do is get the lug nuts off unless I break them loose first.
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You would need something like this


get a 3' breaker bar or a pipe to fit over wrench your using.

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