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Matt
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So are impact bits softer or harder? Making them harder would make them more brittle. In my experience, whenever I use impact bits I break them. Complete failure. I wonder if normal bits would be better to use. If impact rated bits are made harder by including more carbon or something then I see why they would be breaking so much. I learned about steel from sword making. A good 1050 steel is a nice middle ground.

Jon anderson
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I have tried the shockwave 5/16 on an industrial job, and blew them apart like a 2 dollar watch. I drive about 6000 self taps in metal each day. I have done better with their torx bits, they outperformed 20 dollar apex bits. The best bits on the shelf of lowes/Home Depot are dewalt.

Joshua Woods on Facebook
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And thank you for sharing your insight. I think its a service to users that is generally overlooked. The general thought is “a tips a tip” when there is much more to it.Read more…

Joshua Woods on Facebook
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I’ve had to replace them often but its always due to cam-out, the #2 philips are prone to wearing more frequently because of their forging process.Read more…

C.v. Mechanical on Facebook
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I use my #Shockwave bits for everything I do..that being said 95% of what I use them on is Ind. & Comm HVAC and steel work…I haven’t had to replace a single bit yet, and it’s been a couple of years now.Read more…