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Old 11-28-13, 01:19 PM   #11
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Old 12-13-13, 06:29 PM   #12
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I've got 2 sets of Makita stuff. Not the Home Depot versions with plastic gears but the ones with metal gears. Used for very heavy work for years. Great stuff.
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Did makita change colors on all their power tools? I used to love all the turquoise power tools. The new ones that look like basketball shoes just don't seem as tough as the old ones to me.
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I'm not sure but I can still buy my cordless tools in the normal colours. Perhaps they are separating the homeowner version from the professional versions OR different voltages/ah? Your guess is as good as mine.
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Old 09-29-14, 10:15 PM   #15
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Love my impact driver !!
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Old 04-11-15, 01:31 PM   #16
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Count me in as another who agrees. So much more control, so much easier and faster. The only downside is its noisy (all impacts are) which really isn't a big deal when you consider all the benefits.
Actually, they have less control than a drill. The best control with driving anything is a drill in first gear. That is what I use for sheetrock screws or anytime I want a screw perfectly flush.

However, impact drivers are as good as everyone says. I even use mine when working on my vehicles. Removing rusted or stuck bolts is so much easier since air powered tools are not available.

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Old 04-11-15, 01:39 PM   #17
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If control is critical get it close with a power tool and torque to spec with a hand screwdriver.
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I do appliance repair and use my Rigid Impact driver every day. I love the power and speed it offers along with the led light for working in dark spaces. Lifetime warranty (including 18V battery) sold me on this brand.
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I do appliance repair and use my Rigid Impact driver every day. I love the power and speed it offers along with the led light for working in dark spaces. Lifetime warranty (including 18V battery) sold me on this brand.
Back when I did appliance repair I found the 12v impact more than strong enough for driving screws. Couldn't see spending more for a heavier more powerful tool.
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True story! Impact drivers do work very well for anything screw related. I always try to buy a combo kit that has a drill and a compact driver. It's cheaper than buying the tools separate and that way you cover most of the applications.

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