a long in the waiting gloa


finally almost 4 months to the day I got my free makita rebate drill that was part of the impact driver. if it was not for the offer I would have went with the Panasonic. an impact driver is not as useful as a drill but it does some things better.
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Geez Steve, I think you and I sent off for the free drill at about the same time. I got mine in early February IIRC. While taking out old kitchen cabinets that were hung with long dry wall screws 24 years ago I found that the impact driver worked great. The heads of the screws had deteriorated and the impact driver sipped them right out.
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I sent mine around the 20th of December. the drill is fine but only 3/8" I use a bit bigger bit and it won't work with that. but it sure does not have the torque of my metabo.
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I found that a high torque hand held drill motor wreaks havoc with my shoulder muscles and elbow joints. Maybe I should do some occasional manual labor?
Patriarch, who understands that old age isn't for sissies...
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If you switch to an impact driver for driving screws you will feel little feedback through your body but will have 3 to 4 times more torque than a same voltage drill. You really hardly have to push the driver against a screw head to keep it engaged as it drives or removes a screw.
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yep the first time I tried putting in a treaded insert with the metabo that I had been putting in for years with a brace and bit it about twisted my wrist off. but for drilling holes it comes in handy.
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