Is it me, or do #2 Phillips bits and screws just not make the cut with long impactor drives (i.e. 3-4 inches)? I sure do stay away from phillips anyway and will take square drive any day, but when the phillips appear at the job site, I just have to strip and break (I break way more bits than strip screws).
Wondering if there are any not so expensive hardened bits or just suck it up, thats life?
Mcfeelys sells some that are supposedly for impact use. I've not bought any yet, but planning on trying them.
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McFeely's might be the place - thanks. $2.45 for ball detent, 1.25 for wire - not too bad if they hold up and save the time and money of using the 'Chinese steel'.
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what brand? Sphere is right. good German steel or even Makita bits
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we do a lot of drilling into metal and concrete everyday, and our company buys a ton of drill bits straight from CR Laurence, a glass supplier...they are real high quality, 'aircraft grade'...probly not cheap either tho...
one of the few downsides of an impact drill, they will just keep poundin till somethin breaks lol...make sure pilot holes are big enough and deep enough....
The senco bits for their auto drywall gun work great for a long time. The short bits that hold up best so far are the Hilti #2. Bosch and dewalt snap off, B&D twist and cam-out. Still looking for a phillps that lasts.
My local tool store has a huge selection of bits from a company called Wiha.
Much better quality than most.
I haven't used them in an impact so I can't vouch for them there, but I'd try them.