I use this for hanging drywall. But, recently started using it for
other jobs involving gazillions of screws.
I've noticed that the "bit" seems to last a LOT longer than the
"bags of replacement bits" from hardware/big box stores.
Better quality? Or, just the clutch disengaging before you (I)
over-torque the screws?
No doubt. I'm just thinking about how the drywallers worked...
they seemed to treat the bits as popcorn -- disposable. Just
drop them on the floor when they got a little wonky.
Makes me wonder why not invest in the better gun (with the better bit)?
Use the star (Torx) headed screws for "other stuff". Just use the
phillips type for drywall. I've used torx bits for years, whereas
phillips bits dont last long for longer screws, but for drywall they are
not too bad.
We have a local lumber yard that sells colored bits. They cost twice as
much as those el-cheapo hardware store bits, but they last a long time.
Well worth the price. I dont think they sell these colored ones for
phillips though, just for torx.
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