Few years ago, this power tool was rarely found on job, now they are very common wherever there are construction projects going on, either in home or outdoor buildings. An impact driver, a power tool similar to drill and specially designed to drive screws which it performs quiet faster.
The idea of impact driver was born mainly from the impact wrench and the hammer drill. The look of impact driver makes you think like it’s a toy but its efficient and unproblematic working is a miracle for the construction projects.
Why the name impact driver?
Essentially they are high speed and high powered screwdrivers that provide the screw with little “strike” as it is being set which allow you to quickly and easily drill the lag screws even. Impact driver got its name because of the massive revolving force they make is called impact.
It can even drive large fastener (including almost every size of screws) generating a lot of torque with its bit rotation saving a lot of time as compare to other driving tools. It is having an irresistible lead over typical drills and drivers and that is its massive torque.
While the inner machinery works both with rotary motion and heavy blows to power-drive screws through the thickest, densest woods.
The consequence of this rotary motion is rare, accuracy of power make great drills. With small bits (up to 1/4 inch), they proceed like a drill. With larger size bits, they trickle into impact mode so you can bore a big hole with a small driver. It is having two to three times more drilling speed than the average driller.
While the word “torque “is defined as the power and impact, the driver is having.
Handy family driver
One 18-volt impact driver drove an astounding 138 3-inch fat lag screws on a single charge. Despite its bully strength, an impact driver is very handy, easy and comfy to use because bits transfer much of that high-energy torque straight to the screw, without any pain or irritation in your wrist or forearm accurate position. The tool does not have a slip grab, but the concussive action allows you to drive screws w
ith great control and exactitude.
Need of Construction
Drive your screws better with increased and stronger force than other tools. So, if you’re planning some construction projects that require driving a ton of screws and a lot of very large or long screws, then think about an impact driver as they are ideal, for structure decks, drilling denser woods in door making, or drywall a room and screwing down plywood subfloors.
It is made for durability and a sweet victory for most difficult driving applications. Besides all this power, it still has the capacity to loosen or tighten screws. So it will definitely speed up large and massive construction projects.
This power tool is not for everyone. You need to carry out some practice to use them over and over again without scraping the screw, dropping the screw on the wrong position or twisting the screw and not fixing it accurately. Those who are using the device for the very first time, get use to it by trying it on some wasted scrap wood and the screws.
These impacts generate high amounts of torque which are great for driving long screws through hard materials like denser wood and loosening jammed and tighten nuts, bolts, and screws.
There are a dozen brands and models of impact drivers. It depends on the kind of work duties for which you will need it. They are rated in inches or pounds, in RPM (beats per minute), speed, torque (-lbs) and battery charge time. Impact drivers come with both cord and cordless.
A cordless impact driver works perfectly for sheet metal construction like metal shelter siding. Most are efficient enough to drill or drive fat lag bolts and sensitive enough to drive sheet metal screws into duct work. . The original impact drivers are manual. You have to hit them with a hammer to release jammed nuts and bolts. The new impact cordless driver is not for removing nuts or bolts but to speed up remolding projects.
Other important things to consider while choosing the right driver are the dimension, volume, mass, steadiness, and battery charge time. Even its battery size varies from 9.6V to 18V. These features in impact driver can make a heavy duty job much easier and comfortable.
However different brands have different variety of impact drivers offering amazing features, which you should choose accordingly. Over the years, the impact drivers have been improved and introduced such amazing features that it is nearly impossible to drill or drive even a single screw without these useful toys.
Impact drivers have good battery packs (lithium ion) and charger if cordless. For homes, smaller impact drivers work quiet efficiently, which are light weighed and can be handled easily in difficult and unreachable areas causing less fatigue for wrist or arms. It produces 50 impacts per second.
It is necessary to grasp, a bit like utilization your drill/driver, if you’re drilling into trim, laborious surfaces or perhaps fine or soft items of wood, continuously direct drill the opening or it’s going to end in splitting the wood.
Everyone wants the screws to get into denser and tougher surfaces easily, you need to follow this useful tip of applying the soap on the threads, and screw get easily drilled into it.
If you are having light weighed impact driver, it can’t handle heavy construction duties otherwise its battery may drain out.
An impact driver works similar to a hammer drill and sounds a lot like one. But it’s not an alternate for a hammer drill. An impact driver’s entrails are engineered to generate torque, not dominant forward blows. So, you also need to wear ear plugs or muffs because it produces quiet lot of noise.