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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by asm3686 View Post
    It helps in being shorter and lighter than the regular drill. And typically more RPMs than a regular drill which starts the screws easier in my experience. And the impact feature doesn't do much but to me it tells me when the screw is tight...

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    The impact feature helps increase torque, while lowering the possibility one will strip out the screw (except for certain cabinets... grin).
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    I've never used an impact for install work, does it really work any better than a regular drill?

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    I can't imagine doing install work without an impact

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    I've never used an impact for install work, does it really work any better than a regular drill?
    I think so... especially doing sheet metal work (driving screws).
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    I run two sets

    Bosh, 12V. small as can be non impact. love it for service work. the impact is good not great

    I also have a DeWalt 12 volt set that I love but its just a bit too big for my service bag. (Veto closed top) but the fast recharge is great

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsco View Post
    I run two sets

    Bosh, 12V. small as can be non impact. love it for service work. the impact is good not great

    I also have a DeWalt 12 volt set that I love but its just a bit too big for my service bag. (Veto closed top) but the fast recharge is great
    I have the Bosch 12 volt set also. I keep the impact in my tool pouch when doing service. It's a awesome driver. It seems like it would do just fine on a residential install too.


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    I've got a porter cable 18v drill that I rarely use and my m12 drill/driver I use for just about everything.

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    Dewalt !2V impact lives in the Veto. I have its big brother in the van if I need it. Impact just runs screws in with less effort compared to a drill and is lighter/smaller. Love the 12v for service work and light installing.

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    until I got my first impact. I was thinking what was the point of them. Now I cant see how installers can live without one

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    Impact has more torque and is faster on installs. The only thing the m12 has a problem with is the 7/8" spin bit Swage

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