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Does anyone make a #2 Phillips bit that is worth buying anymore??

They all [email protected]*! I have used the dewa, the milw, the ryo, the irw, they all are garbage!! The impact the regular, now what?

Does anyone know, of one that will last, I will pay the cost for a GOOD bit!!

Thanks, Dave
 

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I've noticed the same thing over the past year or so.

started wondering , If it's the screws ?

For example: if you get a specialty screw, with the bit included.
the bit seems to last longer, But use a store bought bit and only drive 20 screws .
 

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If you can find Walter (Metabo) bits you will be pleasantly surprised, not sure who makes them for Walter, but we seem to have pretty good luck with them lasting longer.
 

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EZ-Power bits.

They're becoming harder to find.

I was hoping Milwaukee had the answer with their new line, but as was stated, they wear out REALLY quickly.
 

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Hey Dave

I vote for the festool bits, you can grab them at rockler. Or the bosch bits are my favorite, I got some at lowes a few months ago. They are great. They've got a weird shape almost square in the middle.


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Gary H said:
Bosch bits. They hold so good I can hang a corded screw gun off them
A screw gun is supposed to "cam out",
isn't it?

I think with the availability and power of the cordless impacts now, the "industry" should be looking at Robertson bits.

F-the torques.

That's just screw manufacturers wanting to get into the "bit" market.

"Deckmate" used to make what they called a "squib" bit. It was a hybrid between the #2 and the square drive.

I still have a few of those bits.

You could drive those screws with a square drive, a squib, or a #3 phillips.

You could also drive #3 tapcons with a squib.

...but nooooooo!

They went to the torx.

$&@@@@$&^%%=€>%£+!!!!!
 

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A screw gun is supposed to "cam out",
isn't it?

I think with the availability and power of the cordless impacts now, the "industry" should be looking at Robertson bits.

F-the torques.

That's just screw manufacturers wanting to get into the "bit" market.

"Deckmate" used to make what they called a "squib" bit. It was a hybrid between the #2 and the square drive.

I still have a few of those bits.

You could drive those screws with a square drive, a squib, or a #3 phillips.

You could also drive #3 tapcons with a squib.

...but nooooooo!

They went to the torx.

$&@@@@$&^%%=€>%£+!!!!!
The combination Robertson and Phillips bits are crap.

Torx sucks because it doesn't hold the screw on the bit like a robertson and there are WAY too many different sizes.

But torx is really strong and great for long concrete screws.
 

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Inner10 said:
But torx is really strong and great for long concrete screws.
I'm good with the #3's and the hex drive for concrete screws.

Torx are a market grab for the screw manufacturers.

"Proprietary fasteners"?
 

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My partner talked to the Milwaukee rep today and as was told to me:

Call the customer service # and they will send out more bits.

"...problem with the steel, and this is not
the first complaint I've heard about the bits."

Will let y'all know how this plays out.
 

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A screw gun is supposed to "cam out",
isn't it?

I think with the availability and power of the cordless impacts now, the "industry" should be looking at Robertson bits.

F-the torques.

That's just screw manufacturers wanting to get into the "bit" market.

"Deckmate" used to make what they called a "squib" bit. It was a hybrid between the #2 and the square drive.

I still have a few of those bits.

You could drive those screws with a square drive, a squib, or a #3 phillips.

You could also drive #3 tapcons with a squib.

...but nooooooo!

They went to the torx.

$&@@@@$&^%%=€>%£+!!!!!

Torx is where it's at and where it's going. Torx has been around a long time in the automotive world. I have standardized on Torx screws for us. If it's not a drywall screw, I won't buy it unless it's Torx. Spax , saber drive and GRK.
 

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Just for the wikipedia, spax is not Torx. Torx bit will fit and drive the screw. Spax uses a security bit head profile - rounded edges/tips if you look closer...
 
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