Impact Driver Advice

Impact Driver Advice

Are Impact Drivers Worth It?

Impact drivers are high-torque tools. They deliver a series of impacts to increase force, but the force is applied rotationally to increase spin on a screw without dislodging the slots, unlike a hammer drill, where the impact is delivered forward to improve penetration.Impact drivers are an increasingly popular tool for the home workshop when people undertake…

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Impact Driver vs. Impact Wrench

Impact drivers are fast becoming part of the standard tool kit for people who do DIY home repairs and improvements. Once considered a tool solely for professional contractors, impact drivers have now become extremely popular with everyday DIYers for their power and portability. But what about impact wrenches? While they are mandatory for pit crews pursuing pole…

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Can You Drill With an Impact Driver

An impact driver is a high-torque tool, specifically designed for driving screws into difficult materials like dense lumber and light masonry. The impact pressure is applied rotationally and works on the same principle as using a hammer to tap the end of a wrench to loosen a stuck bolt.  However, an impact wrench applies about 50…

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Can an Impact Driver Drill Concrete?

So, you need to drill some holes in either concrete or masonry, and you’re interested in putting your high-torque impact driver to the test? Can (or at least should) this be the best course of action when it comes to drilling concrete?The short answer is… no, not really.While you can fit a 5-6 millimetre masonry…