How to: Use an impact driver

You’ll find a good drill driver in pretty much any homeowners toolkit, but while an impact driver is less common, it packs a more powerful punch with a few helpful tips.

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Professionals and homeowners alike find themselves using impact drivers instead of cordless drills, especially with the advent of bit sets with hex-shank accessories that are specifically designed to withstand the stresses that these drivers impose on a bit.

High-torque tools primarily used for driving screws and tightening nuts, these tools are lighter and smaller than drill drivers, and although they are not as versatile, they will perform many of the same functions. Since their torque output is higher than a typical drill driver, they get through work more quickly.