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Old 03-25-2011, 07:28 AM   #1
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Impact bits and impact bit sets.


What brands do you rely on the most? Is there an industry leader? My reason for asking is I'm about to be doing a ton of concrete/masonry work with my impact driver. Tapcon concrete screws have a habit of mauling my #2 Milwaukee pihillips head impact bits.

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I don't know how much a "ton" is for an impact bit, but I used a 6" long DeWalt #2 bit for putting tapcons into the shoe boards of the framing for my basement, and still have that first bit - looks like new.

They do make specific bits for impact use:

first example I found:
http://www.doitbest.com/Drill+Bits-B...sku-341357.dib


EDIT: didn't see that you were already using Milwaukee brand impact bits.


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Tapcon concrete screws have a habit of mauling my #2 Milwaukee pihillips head impact bits.
you might be trying to sink them too deep. concrete screws are only designed to go 2" or less into normal weight concrete
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you might be trying to sink them too deep. concrete screws are only designed to go 2" or less into normal weight concrete
That's a good point. I hadn't thought of that. I know I'm not sinking any that deep (or trying though). All the screws I've had experience with are 1 3/4" or shorter. Maybe, I'm not holding my mouth right? Haha. I don't know. It's been a frustrating experience.
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