I'm new to woodworking after 61 years of living. My wife bought for me an
18.2-V Makita cordless drill, which I'm delighted to have.
My question (which isn't adequately addressed in the users manual): There are
two settings -- one for drilling and one for screwing (be kind!). If I use the
drill setting for screwing or the screw setting for drilling will I go to jail
without passing "Go"? What's the difference between the two?
Basically the SCREW setting is a lower RPM than the DRILL setting.
You can use EITHER setting with Screws or Drillbits, but you will
likley find that the higher speed does better for drilling, and the
lower speed is more controllable when driving screws
On 05 Jun 2004 19:59:23 GMT, email@example.com (Irwin Schwartz)
(The people who don't own the Makita M-Force drills may not realize this
but... he may be talking about a switch that locks out the clutch!)
Is the drill an M-force model? It will have two black switches on the top:
The first one (the "Shift-Lock drive" switch), if moved to the "drill"
setting, locks the clutch. The "screw" setting allows you to set
variable fastening torque via the large collar with numbers 1-16 on it.
The switch behind the shift-lock sets low speed, high torque (labeled
"1") or high speed low torque (labeled "2"). You typically use "1" for
screwdriving and "2" for drilling.
Tell us the model number of the drill...
Irwin Schwartz wrote:
If this works like the DeWalt the clutch is activated in the screw setting,
allowing you to control screw depth. Just use the drill setting for drilling &
the screw setting for driving screws & remenber that a higher clutch setting
will drive the screws deeper.
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<< The people who don't own the Makita M-Force drills may not realize this
but... he may be talking about a switch that locks out the clutch!) Is the
drill an M-force model? >>
Thank you all for your responses. The answer to Daniel's question above is, I
think not. The model number of my drill is 6347DWDE.
Again, I appreciate everybody's input. I now know that "SCREW" is for screws
and "DRILL" is for drill bits (makes me think that I didn't even have to ask!).
Thanks again, folks.
Actually, the 6347DWDE is the 18v Makita M-Force drill.
If you use the drill setting to drive a screw you may break the screw or
drive it too far into the wood. If you use the screw setting to drill you
may lock or jam the bit in the wood as the clutch may slip. Basically, the
screw setting engages the adjustable clutch. Adjustable clutch settings
help prevent breaking screws or driving screws too far.
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