Published at Monday, August 20th 2018. by Claudine Waters in Impact Driver.
Over the years, these drivers have been improved to the point of near perfection and this includes the batteries that power them. Battery size has grown from 9.6 volts to 18 volts and more. More than that, battery life has been greatly extended from what it was with the advent of Lithium Ion technology and subsequent improvements on that. In fact, a significant part of the cost of any impact driver, whether it comes from Makita Tools, Bosch or DeWalt is the battery or batteries that come with it.
Impact drivers pack a lot more punch than screwdrivers. Using a motor or compressed air, it's able to generate a lot faster spin and a repeating "punch" that other tools can't duplicate. If you're slightly confused about the spin and punch, think about it this way. You're driving a screw into a board with a screwdriver. In comes your partner with a rubber mallet. Every few seconds, your partner slams the back of your tool. That impact increases the driving force of the tool considerable. Not only is the tool spinning and driving the screw with more torque, the constant pounding ensures the screw will make it through the material.
When they first came out years ago, impact drivers were very popular in Japan but it took a while for Americans to realize what a terrific advantage impact drivers have over an electric drill when it comes to driving long screws into wood, especially decking. American companies like Porter Cable caught on to the idea and started competing with impact drivers offered by overseas companies. The idea for impact drivers was born long ago with the inventions of (1) the impact wrench, used in every automotive garage, and (2) the hammer drill used to power masonry bits into concrete and other extremely hard materials.
Driving lag bolts is where these tools show off their strength. A cordless drill simply does not have the power to set long lags while not killing the batteries. You will still want to drill a pilot hole to prevent the wood from cracking, but luckily you already have the tool for that job, too...
Do you need a strong impact driver to handle the toughest of jobs? Then it's time to go through the market and decide which one is right for you. There are dozens of different models and brands on the market today so you should not take this decision lightly. You can either be happy with your choice or completely dissatisfied. Buying an impact driver is an investment, so take the time to choose correctly.
Any content, trademark’s, or other material that might be found on the 15gb.us website that is not 15gb.us’s property remains the copyright of its respective owner/s. In no way does 15gb.us claim ownership or responsibility for such items, and you should seek legal consent for any use of such materials from its owner.
Copyright © 2018 15gb.us. All Rights Reserved.