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14-Piece Makita Impact Gold Titanium Drill Bit Set (1/4" Hex Shank)

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Home Depot has 14-Piece Makita Impact Gold Titanium Drill Bit Set (1/4" Hex Shank, B-65399) for $12.88. Select free store pickup if stock permits, otherwise shipping is free on $45+. Thanks this n00b again
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Price a little lowered from black friday by an additional ~ $2, this is a great set from Makita.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makit.../305512520

Next cheapest prices are from acetool at $21.05 + ship, and toolnut


Alternatively, if you're a milwaukee fan I've also had some good luck with these for $20, but slightly prefer the Makita longevity.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../205879024
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I use an impact for drilling lots of holes.
Drilling with an impact won't jerk your wrist into a pretzel like a drill will if you get in a jam.
Using an impact in tight spaces is also much more doable because of the compact size.
Wood is a perfect target for drilling with an impact with almost zero effort on the operators part.
Drilling holes in thin metal panel cans and junction boxes work well.
Anything fiberglass, plastic, or soft.
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My impact spins at about 3200 rpms vs my drills which range from 1300-1900. When I just need to make a lot of holes fast, and not with woodworker precision, it's fun to chuck these into the bit-holder and rip it.

For me, I commute to jobsite by train with just a backpack some days. When I'm doing a lot of assembly, it's great to bring just an impact and a few select tools. Keeping these with my driver bits covers my ass if I also need to drill something.

Agree with Electrical Sushi. I've snapped more bits with continuous torque on a drill than with an impact.
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Not with these bits in particular, but using bosch "dare devil" self feeding spade bits that go up to "i think" 1-7/8" make easy work of larger holes.
Milwaukee and irwin make auger bits for this purpose as well.
I have never broken any bits in an impact, but i have with a drill (the latest cordless drills are torque beasts that will snap your puny bits without remorse...).
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Under what situations would you be using an impact to drill something? Just too lazy to pick up the drill?
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Under what situations would you be using an impact to drill something? Just too lazy to pick up the drill?
when you have to bore large holes---4x4 posts, tree trunks, etc. A drill would do the job, but takes much more effort and longer, esp if you have a big project.
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Boring large holes with 1/4" hex?
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Under what situations would you be using an impact to drill something? Just too lazy to pick up the drill?
I use an impact for drilling lots of holes.
Drilling with an impact won't jerk your wrist into a pretzel like a drill will if you get in a jam.
Using an impact in tight spaces is also much more doable because of the compact size.
Wood is a perfect target for drilling with an impact with almost zero effort on the operators part.
Drilling holes in thin metal panel cans and junction boxes work well.
Anything fiberglass, plastic, or soft.
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I use an impact for drilling lots of holes.
Drilling with an impact won't jerk your wrist into a pretzel like a drill will if you get in a jam.
Using an impact in tight spaces is also much more doable because of the compact size.
Wood is a perfect target for drilling with an impact with almost zero effort on the operators part.
Drilling holes in thin metal panel cans and junction boxes work well.
Anything fiberglass, plastic, or soft.
Thanks, so this would be more common for electricians and plumbers going through 2x4 or steel boxes
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Boring large holes with 1/4" hex?
Not with these bits in particular, but using bosch "dare devil" self feeding spade bits that go up to "i think" 1-7/8" make easy work of larger holes.
Milwaukee and irwin make auger bits for this purpose as well.
I have never broken any bits in an impact, but i have with a drill (the latest cordless drills are torque beasts that will snap your puny bits without remorse...).
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Thanks, so this would be more common for electricians and plumbers going through 2x4 or steel boxes
​Yes, that's what I use them for. Impacts are a game changer.
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My impact spins at about 3200 rpms vs my drills which range from 1300-1900. When I just need to make a lot of holes fast, and not with woodworker precision, it's fun to chuck these into the bit-holder and rip it.

For me, I commute to jobsite by train with just a backpack some days. When I'm doing a lot of assembly, it's great to bring just an impact and a few select tools. Keeping these with my driver bits covers my ass if I also need to drill something.

Agree with Electrical Sushi. I've snapped more bits with continuous torque on a drill than with an impact.
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Under what situations would you be using an impact to drill something? Just too lazy to pick up the drill?
More like too busy to go looking for the tool that isn't on your belt already. I've been on jobsites where the impact to drill ratio is 10-to-1.
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Under what situations would you be using an impact to drill something? Just too lazy to pick up the drill?
When you don't need precision or the space can't fit drill. Most drill attachments only take hex bits.
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Thanks to the pros who responded, I would have never have thought to use my impact for drilling. Mind blown and I can't wait to try it!
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don't know what you DIY handyman are complaining about.

these are percect for electircians

perfect for tight spaces when using right angle drills, and this is the only one that fits dewalt right angle adapters for extra right spaces.

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any recommendation for a good set of screw driver bit and drill bit set for under $20? how about the warrior set from harborfreight?

https://www.harborfreight.com/58-...68828.html

any other recommendations? my current set got rusted after overnight rain when I left the box in the backyard
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