In today’s video I will be explaining the difference between Drill Drivers and Impact Drivers!
Several months ago one of my subscribers asked me what the difference was between drill drivers and impact drivers, and it was this question that inspired me to make this video.
If you’re watching this video, the chances are you have a drill driver – the most popular power tool ever because it’s just so versatile. The keyless chuck accepts round drill bits, hex shank drill bits for drilling, but by slipping the tool into the slower speed, you can also use it for driving in screws – putting a hex shank screw bit into the drill.
But if you’ve graduated in your DIY to the stage that you don’t want to keep chopping and changing between drill bits and driver bits on one tool, and you want a tool that’s dedicated to driving in screws (eg you’re putting some decking down), or screwing plasterboard to studwork) then you may be ready to upgrade to an impact driver, and so this video is for YOU!
An impact driver is dedicated to doing one job – driving in screws. It has a collet rather than a keyless chuck, which only accepts hex shank screw driver bits/ attachments. It uses bit rotation AND concussive blows to drive home the screws, and it is the concussive blows that give the drill driver its raw power – and which crucially transfer all that force into the screw and away from your arms and hands, making it a lot easier to use than a drill driver.
So in this video I pit my Ryobi drill driver and impact driver against each other in a couple of tasks – to see which works best and to help decide which tool would work best for YOU!
And finally – I point out just how important it is to use POWERFUL BATTERIES with your Drill Driver or Impact Driver.
TODAY’S TOOL KIT
– RYOBI impact driver (bare)* https://goo.gl/1rdRnu £69/ $91.80
– RYOBI drill driver https://goo.gl/WLLmCq £74/ $98.46
other tools mentioned
– De Walt brushless impact driver (bare)* https://goo.gl/5YLnxS £109.99/ $146.34
– Makita brushless impact driver (bare)* https://goo.gl/GsxKWZ £122.99/$172.95
– Bosch impact driver (bare)* https://goo.gl/5G5mW3 £99.99/ $133.04
* bare means no battery included in price
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