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impact driver capability?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by BARCUD, 13 Nov 2013.

  1. BARCUD

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    Hi all. I asked about drill drivers in an earlier post and as yet I havn't made a move to buy one.
    Today I was putting my workbench together. Simple 4x4 legs and 4x2 frame. Putting the frame into the legs I was piloting and sinking a hole and using 3 1/4" turbo screws with a screwdriver. My arm aches! Is a cordless impact driver or drill driver really capable of putting 3 1/4" screws through a 4x2 into a 4x4?
     
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    Put a bunch of 6x90mm screws in with my drill today. An impact driver is even faster.
     
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    Once you start using an impact driver, the other drivers (hand or cordless) start to gather dust. A good impact driver is a valuable tool to have in the bag or out of it to, there are occasion where it is best not used, but deals with just about anything.
     
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    an impact can propel a 4"screw head and all into the wood 1" if you use a 2" driver bit :D :D
     
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    wish impact drivers had been around years ago.
    1 of the best bits of kit around,only use my Bosch blue combi for drilling holes,use the Bosch impact for everything else.
     
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    Cheers guys. The bench is probably the heaviest thing I will do for a while so hopefully I can now move on to lighter things requiring less umph! Gonna get me an impact driver though. Trouble is, just had my birthday and people got me B&Q vouchers!!! Useless when it comes to buying me an impact driver.
     
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    They do sell them but not keen on the makes they do sell.
    I'm a makita man myself and their BTD146RFE, suits me!
     
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    Their website lists a Ryobi one, if you're that way inclined (I am not.).

    Stores do carry other things (their website is worthless), have a browse.
     
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    Have a read of the small print. As B&Q and screwfix are owned by the same company, the vouchers may be transferable.
     
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    I doubt the vouchers are transferable. But it would be good if they were!
     
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    They are both owned by Kingfisher, might be worth a punt!
     
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    i have the ryobi impact had it for years
    it has completed 2 deck amongst other jobs
     
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    last time i was in b&q,they checked on there computer something for me and they were out of stock and told me screwfix had it.so im assuming there websites are linked.
    go into b&q and ask a friendly person to check on the screwfix website for the impact drill you want. ;)
     
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    a couple off years ago a lot off b&q and screwfix numbers where identical but dont know about now :D
     
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    I do a fair amount of DIY and got an Makita impact driver after struggling with some jobs using a Makita drill/driver.

    Best tool I've bought as it's brilliant for a lot of jobs.

    I use the drill/driver for lots of jobs still but the impact driver takes over and makes life a lot easier and quicker.
     
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