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david
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david
1 month 19 days ago

why did you not test the makita impact gold?

Clint DeBoer
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1 month 18 days ago

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

Ken L
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Ken L
10 months 3 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.

Eric
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Eric
10 months 6 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.

Elvis
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Elvis
1 year 7 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 7 months ago

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

James
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James
1 year 11 months ago

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

James
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James
1 year 11 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… Read more »
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