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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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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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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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