I bought myself a Bosch impact driver a few months ago. It's one of the
best tools I own. It small and lightweight, but has no problem driving
screws fast and without cam-out.
As someone else said, for the longer screws it is a good idea to predrill.
Drill / driver with good driver bit (esp important with Phillips)
sufficient tool pressure to keep driver engaged
Driving "element" type & screw thread design are more important than
Screws with square drives will solve a lot of the problem as will hex
heads (but not a solution for flat head screws)
I prefer an impact driver and torx head screws. However, I have
driven thousands of screws up to 4" with a regular cordless drill and
phillips tips and no pilot hole. If you are having problems with cam
out, it is because you have the wrong tip, a worn tip, you are not
aligning the driver with the screw, or you are not using enough
pressure on the drill.
Or not driving fast enough. It is hard to stay with my Milwaukee at
full bore (2,500 RPM as I recall), but it will drive Phillips head
screws without cam out if you push hard and pull the trigger fully. If
you get tentative, then you have trouble. However, if you "go for it"
each time, it will drive deck screws into treated lumber with little
sometimes that going for it can twist off screws also, have done that with 3
inch deck screws, Craftsman 19.2 V cordless drill, for the most part you can
go for it, but sometimes that screw will just break right off, just below
the head normaly.
A side handle helps greatly with both alignment (holding the driver
square) and with stability, too.
Other posts have suggested an impact driver! That's one that I never
would have considered, but after reading this thread I'm going to give
it a try some day.
An impact gun makes all the difference in the world. I recently
acquired a DeWalt. If there is any drawback it would be that it
does not have a chuck and requires the Apex type hex drive stuff.
Other than that, it is the tool of choice that comes out of the
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
Torque Drive best
pre-cutting screw head best
Pre-wax good way to go
Pre-drill always adviseable on longer screws and hard materials.....
Impact driver best......Makita is great......
Odd question the way its phrased. Screws have different type of heads.
Each takes a different fitting for a power driven tool. Is the fitting the
Was bending, sometimes breaking, stainless steel deck screws with torx head.
Found some stainless steel screws with a hex head, same results.
Found some screws (unknown material, dull brass color) with a square head
fitting, came with bit. Didn't bend or break. Screwed in great.
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