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What bits for Makita Impact Drivers

by The Handyguys

in Audio Podcasts, Video Podcasts

Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by Makita, but all opinions are The Handyguys. Please see below for additional disclosure.

Impact Drivers

Impact drivers are very cool tools. They are perfect for driving screws, a lot of screws. You can also use them for driving lag bolts, tightening or loosening nuts and other jobs around the house.

Impact Drivers

Makita was gracious enough to send us an impact driver along with their new Impact Gold bit sets to try. One of the issues with impact drivers has been the availability of good bits. In the early days of impact drivers we ran the risk of breaking bits and ruining sockets. Now we have bits and sockets that are made for impact drivers and will last much longer. Another nice feature of the Impact Gold bits is the included magnetic bit holder. It makes working in tight spaces or odd angles easy.

Make sure you watch the video for more of our impressions.

Makita Gold Impact Drivers Bits

Details from Makita

Makita Industrial Power Tools, the innovation leader, is teaming up with the world’s largest home improvement retailer. Impact GOLD™ is the latest in a long line of industry leading technology Makita brings to over 2,000 The Home Depot stores.

  • Makita Impact GOLD™ is new innovation in fastening with a full line of insert bits, bit holders, nutsetters, socket adapters and more.
  • Impact GOLD™ is designed for use with high-torque impact drivers, with high-quality steal engineered for longer life, and a precision-fit tip engineered to prevent “cam-out” and stripping.
  • The Impact GOLD™ Ultra-Magnetic Insert Bit Holder and bits feature Xtreme Torsion Technology, which allows the torsion section of the bit and bit holder to flex under load and take pressure off of the bit tip for increased durability in high torque applications.
  • The two-piece design of the Ultra-Magnetic Insert Bit Holder is engineered to allow the torsion technology to fully activate. The rare earth Neodymium magnet is two-times stronger than magnets in standard insert bit holders, so users get the added convenience of onehanded fastening.
  • The 3/8 in. square drive socket adapter tilts up to 15 degrees for work in tight spaces, or can be used in the straight position. Also available in 1/2 in. square drive.
  • The exclusive snap-ring on Impact GOLD™ Grip-It Nutsetters is non-magnetic and provides the holding power of standard magnetic nutsetters without the drawback of metal debris build-up.
Disclosure – Makita partnered with bloggers such as us for their tool review program. As part of this program, we received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts or videos. Makita believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Makita’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

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Jacquie Moore October 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm

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The Handyguys October 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Jacquie – Its people like you that keep us going. Thanks for taking the time to write.

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