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Default Impact driver Drill/Driver Kits

Puckdropper wrote:
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I noticed that Menards has this impact driver kit on sale for $229.
Bosch 26618-01 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Impact Drill/Driver Kit

It's practically like getting 2 drills in one.
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It comes with 2 batteries (overkill for me).

Then there is the corded model: Makita 6952.
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From what I understand, the only corded impact driver available.

A week ago, I could not even explain why I might want an "impact

Being the big spender, I came home from Menards with Bosch 24-tooth 7
1/4" "Framing" blade to try out, and the free (after rebate) T-shirt!
: )

Now, who was it who is to blame for getting me started learning about
"impact drivers"? : )


We're good at spending everyone else's money here, and most people
generally are happy with the new tool (but not necessarily the
expendature.) *g*

I'd suggest looking for a two-tool kit. That way, you can chuck a drill
bit in one and a driver bit in the other and just swap tools.

I think you are right. I was just looking at this.

Bosch 18V Litheon Impactor & Drill/Driver CLPK232-181

It's impact driver appears to have the same perfomance as the other
Bosch one I mentioned above (rated at 1500 in-pounds). In case anyone
is interested, the previous single drill/impact driver also has a
low-speed setting (3-modes in all).

I think that the 3-mode drill above violates Leon's "KISS" principle (too).


It really
is an efficient way to work. One thing to watch out for is sometimes the
kits have the same drill or driver as the tool alone but it's only a few
dollars more than just the tool.

You do need two batteries. The battery will die just when there's 1 or 2
screws left to drive to finish the project. Two batteries lets you
finish the project. (I don't care if you have a 5 minute charger,
swapping batteries between drill/driver is faster.)