Singin' the impact driver blues
June 18, 2008 8:51 AM Subscribe
My recently purchased impact driver strips the heads of screws. Is this normal?
posted by Gordion Knott to home & garden (19 answers total)
Several months back, I bought an 14.4 volt Hitachi impact driver, along with a 20-piece set
of screw and drill bits.
Invariably, after driving a screw, I'm left with a few iron filings attached to the magnetic end of the bit. If I unscrew the screw several times, and drive it back in, I'm down to a screw with a gaping hole in its center--an unreusable screw.
Is this normal with impact drivers? Am I using the wrong driving technique--or attachable screw bit?