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Lowcountrydave 03-20-2013 09:42 PM

Impact driver bits.
I have been shearing of the Philups #2 bits made by Bosch after maybe running 20 screws. Screws ranging from 3" down to 2.5" Any chance the pilot holes are too small? Do they make a "impact grade" bit for our impact drivers?


woodworkbykirk 03-21-2013 03:47 PM

yes bosch does make impact bits. so does dewalt and milwaukee.

the dewalt ones are junk though. ive found the milwaukee shockwave ones work best

heres the question though. what are you using 3" drywall screws for anyway. their not designed for framing . their meant for hanging drywall and light things. they dont have the shear strength of a wood screw

joecaption 03-21-2013 04:06 PM

I've been using the Dewalt bits that say right on the pack "Impact Ready" and have no broken one yet.

PaliBob 03-21-2013 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by Lowcountrydave (Post 1141925)
..Do they make a "impact grade" bit for our impact drivers

I just ordered five of these #2 Phillips Impact Drivers made in the USA for $8.75 plus $1 Shipping

ToolSeeker 03-21-2013 05:51 PM

Phillip screws are on their way out except for things like drywall, they cam out too easy. The way to go for for long screws or about any wood screw is square head or the new TORX they are really hard to strip.

woodworkbykirk 03-21-2013 06:00 PM

ive worn out quite a few of the dewalt ones and in short time. i switched to the milwaukee ones and ive worn out maybe 1 of them.. though ive lost a few to the washing machine....

Lowcountrydave 03-21-2013 06:00 PM

Hey Woodworkbykirk you must be psychic! I never said the type of screw. But you are correct. Wood projects are why I use them. All have to try the Shockwaves.

Joecaption, all have to try those also.

PaliBob, I like the Made in the USA! All check those out too.


joecaption 03-21-2013 06:07 PM

Only thing sheet rock screws are good for is sheetrock.
There to brittle to use for wood working. Any side load and there just going to snap off.
Use ceramic coated decking screws or wood screws instead.

Lowcountrydave 03-21-2013 10:29 PM

The drywall screws aren't breaking though. The bits are breaking.


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