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- Created on Monday, 26 November 2007 15:49
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Impact drivers are NOT DRILLS ... they are used fo tightening and undoing bolts and screws that most drills, even the big powerful ones will choke on. One example ... I recently purchased a new bicycle, it is a somewhat expensive road bike and it is a pain to keep the bike in the house but I am afraid to leave it outside as it is too easy to get stolen. I decided to use a long lag bold to fasten a chain to house beam that I could lock the bike up with. Never giving a thought I emerged from my shop with my trusty 13 volt (Makita) drill and proceed to try and drive this lag bolt into a 20 year old fir beam. After two inches it was either going to be me or the drill ... back I head to the shop to get a wrench, and along the way spotted the impact driver ... dummy me I thought ... back outside I could not believe the ease with which that lag bolt cruised into that 6"x6" beam. At one point I was afraid the bolt might snap off, but hold it did and now I have VERY secure place for my bike.
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