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Paul
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Paul
2 months 14 days ago

Also worth noting are the newer DeWalt “FlexTorq” impact bits. While I’m not normally a fan of DeWalt kit, so this is not coming with a big dose of fanboy-ism, I’m accustomed to Wera impact bits, and the DeWalt bits have been VERY impressive for their price/performance, which I think outshines everything else on the market at this point. The Weras MIGHT last a tiny bit longer, but at several times the price there’s no argument for them, and the DeWalt Robertson FlexTorq bits fit better than anything else, including Wiha’s delicate but precision-machined standard bits.

Clint DeBoer
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2 months 13 days ago

Thanks for that feedback!

david
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david
5 months 18 days ago

why did you not test the makita impact gold?

Clint DeBoer
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5 months 17 days ago

They didn’t exist at the time we wrote this article.

Ken L
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Ken L
1 year 2 months ago

Favorite bits have been Grabber and Apex, hard to find though.
Vermont American ice bit always drove screws nice but would break when over stressed like the Kolbat bit shown, now not readily available now for some reason.

Eric
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Eric
1 year 2 months ago

Much needed review, thanks! 🙂

But why in the world … when you do the “Bit by Bit” section, all the pics are of a single bit except for the “Bosch P2 Ribbed Tip” … I don’t know what I’m looking at. Are they both ribbed tip? Are they different? Which is which? I have no idea.

Elvis
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Elvis
1 year 11 months ago
The photos above appear to have swapped the Dewalt bits. The Dewalt DW2022CR (not impact-rated) bits look like this: http://www.lowes.com/pd_353419-70-DW2022CR6_0__?productId=3421554 The impact rated Dewalt DW2022IR bits look like this: http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW2022IR6-Phillips-Impact-2-Inch/dp/B00A437QDM I just bought several packs of the DW2022IR6 from Lowes (on clearance for about $1 per pack) and they all look like the photos on Amazon. Lowes apparently had the DW2022IR bits on clearance because Dewalt is replacing these older style bits with the newer bits with the reduced diameter shank sections that absorb some of the shock, and also work Dewalt’s new Magnetic Screwlock System screw holders. Home Depot… Read more »
Clint DeBoer
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1 year 11 months ago

I think you’re correct—we had our photos swapped. All fixed now!

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