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Old 02-26-2015, 11:49 PM   #21
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Re: Favorite/ Best Impact Bits?


When dewalt first came out with their impact rated bits I picked up a r2 and a ph2.

The robertson sheared off in the 3rd 3" screw that I drove. What a joke.

Fyi, I've probably broken 3 bits in 10 years.
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:52 PM   #22
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I don't like to use holders/extensions with impacts, the tips always get stuck, which defeats the purpose.

I tried the shockwave and Dewalt Impact ready bits. The shockwaves are ok, the dewalts stunk. The #2 Philips had bent wings after just a few screws. I needs a few T25's the other day and the only decent thing they had were the dewalt flex torq, and so far those seem to be a big improvement over the impact ready bits.
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I don't like to use holders/extensions with impacts, the tips always get stuck, which defeats the purpose.

I tried the shockwave and Dewalt Impact ready bits. The shockwaves are ok, the dewalts stunk. The #2 Philips had bent wings after just a few screws. I needs a few T25's the other day and the only decent thing they had were the dewalt flex torq, and so far those seem to be a big improvement over the impact ready bits.
Try a wera bit holder, they are magic.
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Try a wera bit holder, they are magic.
Are the bits easy to remove yet don't pull out on their own after putting in a screw? If I could find one that can do that it certainly would be magic.
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Are the bits easy to remove yet don't pull out on their own after putting in a screw? If I could find one that can do that it certainly would be magic.
You drop in a bit and it's locked into place solid as a rock, you pull the collar and it pops out effortlessly. No pliers needed.

I have 4 of em and I use them on concrete anchors aswell.

Order up a bit set from Lee Valley, the bits themselves are good but not worth the price, the Bit holders are divine.
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Grabber bits are the best bits I have ever used!


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The Milwaukee extension is nice there are 2 things keeping the bit in a magnet and a retaining ring the only thing it they are difficult to take them out afterwards


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Through the years, I've been grabbing whichever good brand set is marked down. As a result, I have so many good brand bits I'm set for a while. So if they break I dont care
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ask the metal stud framers what they use. all the off the shelf stuff is junk.
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A few months ago I bought the new dewalt flex bits, I like em they fit screws better than any other I've used. The #2 bit will even fit #3 screws in a pinch

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