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jeffs55 06-03-2011 05:26 AM

impact driver bits
 
What do most of you use in your impact drivers? I am referring to the 18 volt handheld type and specifically torx and phillips bits. thanx

oberkc 06-03-2011 07:09 AM

I use no bits that are unique to an impact driver...I use the same ones that I would use in a drill or hand tool.

ratherbefishing 06-03-2011 08:17 AM

For turning in Deckmate screws, I've had the best luck using the Phillips and Torx bits from Deckmate. For #2 Phillips drywall screws, I've found it best to match the bits to the screws. There's enough variation in the bits/slots. For other sizes of Torx, try to find American made bits and buy some spares. It's a good fastener, but the bits don't last, IME.

PaliBob 06-04-2011 11:41 PM

McFEELY"S
 
For Phillips & square drive bits, I have had good luck with McFEELY"S
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Rehabber 06-05-2011 10:28 AM

The "gold tip' bosch bits at Lowes work pretty well

firehawkmph 06-05-2011 09:33 PM

I was using regular phillips bits and had problems with them snapping off when running deck screws into subflooring. I switched to dewalts phillips bits which are labeled for impact use. They seem to be working out a lot better. Haven't broken one yet.
Mike Hawkins:)

Cmudr1 06-06-2011 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by firehawkmph (Post 661811)
I was using regular phillips bits and had problems with them snapping off when running deck screws into subflooring. I switched to dewalts phillips bits which are labeled for impact use. They seem to be working out a lot better. Haven't broken one yet.
Mike Hawkins:)

I had the same problem Mike. Went through a dozen just regular bits I had in the tool box and literally broke everyone. Didnt round any off but instead broke all the tips off. Bought a set of the Dewalt Impact Ready ones and am still on the first bit 6 months later.

Rob1975 06-08-2011 09:50 PM

I use an impact nearly everyday. Pretty much any brand labeled for impact use will due. I am a Bosch man, so I buy Bosch when I see them, but I also have some DeWalt and Irwin in the bag as well.


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