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9 Comments on "Are Impact Rated Bits Worth the Money?"


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Ken L
1 month 7 days 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.

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Eric
1 month 10 days 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.

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Elvis
10 months 8 days 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 also carries Dewalt bits, but AFAIK only the non-impact-rated older-style bits, and these all look like the ones in the photos on Lowes.com

Admin
10 months 8 days ago

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

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James
1 year 2 months ago

where did you find the Bosch ribbed tip for $4.29/5 pack?!?!

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James
1 year 2 months ago

I am specifically looking for the 1″ insert bits if you have any suggestions of where to buy. I have a normal driving drill (14.4v Dewalt) few years old, looking to buy an impact in the future….. but I am sick and tired of going through drill bits. At Home Depot today, I bought the Milwaukee Shockwave Set ($20 or so) put it one bit, drilled MAYBE 30 screws (1.5″) through ply wood (thick) as sub floor, the bit was completely shot. Returned the set right away. I know in this test the Bosch Ribbed tip and Kobalt Speed fit both scored your highest, will by both to try myself, but have you tried any other brands not tested here (snap-on etc.) that you would recommend? thanks in advance, James

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