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Old 05-15-2016, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Power driver tip bits

I know it may be a common item..

But I am looking for a very good driver tip due I done alot of screwing with power driver..

And what brand you like to use on it ?

Yuhh... Philips and square drivers is most common one I do use ( #2 size most case )

The reason why I ask because some of the driver tips are not really strong and can get worn out too quick..
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The Dewalt impact bits seem to hold up well. The newer flex ones haven snapped for me yet.

http://www.dewalt.com/flextorq-impact-drill-bits.aspx
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Gold magnetic Makita bits bring home the gold
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http://www.irwin.com/tools/impact-ac...-bits-phillips
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I believe I need to go to the local big box and get me a some of these!

I have never been that much into an impact and basicially never had the need
to have or use one. I'm warming up to them but truly have done a lot without
one.

Thanks for the links
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Buy a 100 pack of el cheapos and toss them when they get ruined.
Just a suggestion.
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Buy a 100 pack of el cheapos and toss them when they get ruined.
Just a suggestion.


I agree. Drill tips are a consumable and should be treated as such.
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Buy a 100 pack of el cheapos and toss them when they get ruined.
Just a suggestion.
That's fine for new construction, screwing into stud walls or joists.
But, I've also found that an impact on new construction in metal usually reams out the screw hole making the install mostly useless...

Don't carry those cheapo's into existing machinery or where one needs to know that an impact was used to tighten a none torqued screw, but an impact is required to back it out.
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But I am looking for a very good driver tip due I done alot of screwing with power driver..
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I have never been that much into an impact and basicially never had the need to have or use one. I'm warming up to them but truly have done a lot withoutone.
I have heard that Apex brand are the best, but I haven't found them locally yet

http://www.apex-tools.com/tools

I'm looking for good quality 3" bits to replace the bits in a PicQic screwdriver, preferably with the groove to stay in the impact quick chuck. I am starting to like the M12 impact, which has a low torque setting, I never really got much use out of the V18 one. I like the PicQic because I like the 3" bits in the impact driver.
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I got curious and googled around a little and found this guy that tested a few common brands:



http://www.protoolreviews.com/tools/...he-money/6447/

If you just looked at the names you might think this was a condom comparison.
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I have had the best luck with Hilt (multi pack) #2 Phillips bits in a driver and in an impact, Dewalt and Ryobi have blown apart in an impact in the past on me.
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PB Swiss or nothing.
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PB Swiss or nothing.

Sandwich ?
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Buy a 100 pack of el cheapos and toss them when they get ruined.
Just a suggestion.
I've always used this method until impact guns came around. The cheap tips break and send small chunks of shattered hardened steel at your eyes. I have a small scar by my eye from a tip that broke. It hurt, it could have blinded me. But I kept using those tips until more broke and I realized that this wasn't going to work anymore.

Now I only use impact rated tips of decent quality.
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Sandwich ?
That sounds disgusting.

Seriously though, the Bosch ribbed tip Philips bits cam out much less than others. They're not impact rated, but that really doesn't matter much, as indicated in the review linked by splatz. For impact rated bits, I prefer the Makita Impact Gold.
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Funny thing is I had an old Bosch titanium bit (non impact rated) that lasted me forever in my impact. When it finally broke I got some Dewalt impact rated bits and break them fairly often. They are better than the milwaukee Shockwave tho. Those are junk.
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I have some older Shockwave philips bits (with the silver "shock zone"), and you're right - they're junk. I've head that the newer ones (with the red "shock zone") are much better, but I haven't tried them.
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Wera last a very long time, but are more expensive. irwin are great bang for the buck
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I have used all the major brands and also find that they aren't very good. Funny how some of us get the same stuff and have so many different experiences.
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I have used all the major brands and also find that they aren't very good. Funny how some of us get the same stuff and have so many different experiences.
May have to due with the hardware one uses. Also being heavy handed probably doesn't help

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