Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-26-2011, 08:08 AM   #76
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 109
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Impact Driver - Why?


Wow - this thread has turned out to be quite interesting! Thanks for all the responses.

I think I'm just going to pick one up and give it a shot once the wife lets me buy more tools!

itguy08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 09:08 AM   #77
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NW Chicago burbs
Posts: 383
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Impact Driver - Why?


No real risk. If you buy from the evil HD empire you can always bring it back for a refund.
beerdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 03:02 PM   #78
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 109
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Impact Driver - Why?


Just an update to the thread - I ended up picking up the Hitachi 12V Peak Drill/Impact Driver/Light combo at Lowes today. Used the impact driver to build a quick set of shelves for the workshop. 2x4's and 2.5" deck screws.

You guys were right - handled it like butter. Even had my wife driving screws with it without stripping the heads. The only downside is it is a little louder than I am used to.

I got it because it's more compact than the 19.2v Craftsman impact driver that would go with all my other tools. I like the compact-ness of it and it still has the power to drive the screws. Maybe if I were building a deck or something I'd need the huge Craftsman but for my use I think this will be perfect.

Thanks to all for the great discussion!
itguy08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 08:27 PM   #79
nap
You talking to me?
 
nap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sw mi
Posts: 5,407
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Impact Driver - Why?


Quote:
Originally Posted by itguy08 View Post

You guys were right - handled it like butter. Even had my wife driving screws with it without stripping the heads. The only downside is it is a little louder than I am used to.
!
there's a reason for that. It's so when the wife is working with you and she starts talking, you run another screw down while saying "sorry honey. I can't hear you when this is running. Hold on a sec until I'm done"


and even though I used 371 screws to build a bookcase that really only needed about 2 dozen, it was worth it
nap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 08:31 PM   #80
Member
 
Tom Struble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: west milford n.j.
Posts: 2,785
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Impact Driver - Why?


i dunno nap,i think i need pneumatic jack hammer,battery power ain't goin to cut it

Tom Struble is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Impact Wrench vs Impact Driver piste Tools 8 01-15-2013 09:22 PM
Bosch PS41 12V Impact Driver PaliBob Tools 0 11-01-2010 12:25 PM
Picked up my first impact driver ajtool Tools 8 10-31-2010 11:23 AM
Small impact driver vs. driver/drill Shrute Tools 17 05-02-2010 11:49 PM
Makita Impact Driver vs Wrench HELP! the496rocket Tools 8 02-14-2006 07:41 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.