They have this on sale this week at your local Canadian Tire Store for
anyone have one?
what are your thoughts as opposed to screw gun?
supposedly has 1050 in/lbs of torque?
I don't have one, but I'm just not a fan of Crappy Tire tools, at least not
ones that are built and marketed by them. Don't get me wrong, I buy from
them when I need something quick and available so I can finish building
whatever I'm working on.
If it's just an occasional need for a drill, it will probably fill your
need, but if you're building regularly something that requires a cordless
drill, then I'd be looking for a brand that has a better history, or in fact
has a history at all. IMHO
In general terms I agree with the reluctance to buy Canadian Tire
tools. This one I bought on the endorsement of a fellow woodbutcher.
One thing about Canadian Tire, you never have any issues with
returns.... and 5 year warranty on the whole kit, and a fast charger
and 2 batteries...for an impact driver that works as well as this
one..hey.. helluva deal.
It is an exception, I admit.
A regular day's work installing a kitchen out of one battery...maybe
flip into the next one at the end of the day... never paid attention
I don't have the one with the 3/8 drive... but if some idiot mechanic
put them on with one of those pneumatic sledgehammers (most often way
too tight), I doubt this little guy will take them off...but it will
take the head off a # 10 woodscrew. Mine has.
Just buy it, you'll be pleased.... unless you're changing the prop on
a tugboat. (Probably a # 8 morse with a keyway and the castled nut
Well, I guess it depends on what you plan on using it for. If for
drywall, don't bother, you will drive the screws too deep. If you want
to drive screws into solid wood with confidence, get the impact
driver. I got an impact driver last year and couldn't do without it.
Now, my drill only drills. The impact driver drives screws.
Once you decide to get one, shop around. Saving a few bucks because
something is on sale isn't always the best long-term buy decision.
Check out features, reviews, warranty, etc. and make your decision in
advance - a consumer model for casual use or a pro version to drive
screws all day long. Also consider (as with any battery powered tool)
how long it takes to charge and how much an extra battery costs. I
like 2 batteries with a short 1 hour charge time. Nothing worst than
running out of power. Ok, I guess there are worst things......
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