impact driver

Do you ever drive screws into wood?  Do you have an impact driver?  If you don’t have one, go get one, right now.

I have always used a drill to drive screws.  However, screws longer than 2 1/2 inches often strip out before I can get them driven all the way in.  Up until now I’ve always avoided 3 inch and longer screws unless I really needed them.  Then one day I saw a video of someone driving a 4 inch screw with an impact driver.  That looked way too easy.  I had to have one of those.

I did a lot of research online and it seemed to me the Makita won hands down.  All the other brands had devoted followers, but for each one I found people saying their tools from that brand had broken down and they replaced them with Makita tools.  I did not find anyone saying that about the Makita tools.  The one downside I found is the batteries don’t last very long if you don’t use them.

Naturally, I had to try out driving the 4 inch screws, so I went to the local hardware store and bought some just to try them out.  This may be the smallest and lightest of all my power tools, but I think it’s my new favorite!

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