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Difference Between A Cordless Drill And An Impact Driver

Cordless drills/drivers and impact drivers can be used for similar jobs, however there are some key differences:

Applying constant torque, a cordless drill tends to have a wide range of uses. Using a keyless chuck, cordless drills can accept many tools. You may then drill holes, drive screws and combine a great selection of accessories such as hole saws, rotary sanders, and wire-wheel brushes for doing a wide range of jobs. Providing great control across a range of speeds and clutch settings, drills or drivers are ideal for smaller jobs. They don’t have the impacting force that the impact drivers have and are better for drilling small screws or for drilling in softer surfaces.

While impact drivers look very similar to drill drivers and do many of the same jobs, they use a hammering like action and brute force to get the job done. Impact drivers use both bit rotation and concussive blows to drive screws with incredible brute force. For large projects or projects that require large screws or drilling into harder surfaces, they can be easier to use. Transferring much of the high-energy torque directly to the screw with the concussive action, this takes off some of the stress to your wrist and forearm. Impact drivers use a collet to accept hex-shanked drivers and bits. Due to the high concussive force, an impact bit that can with-stand the high pressures of the impact drill are typically recommended. Impact Drivers are not as versatile as a drill, but they can do most of the same jobs faster and with more ease. Take care of all your DIY jobs quickly and effectively by using a cordless drill for small jobs and then pulling out an impact driver for larger or more difficult jobs.

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