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If you’re looking for the right tool to work on this weekend’s project, here’s a pro tip: the bits that came with your drill/driver – they probably aren’t the best. The quality of the accessories you use on your tools can make a huge difference. I use A LOT of drill bits and my least favorite are the ones that come with the huge box of fasteners. They’re teeny tiny and soooooo difficult to seat in your drill chuck! Those things are meant to be used with an extension on your drill/driver and I don’t use extensions very often.
So what do I use? I got my hands on these Impact Gold Makita Power Bits and I love them. They come in a standard length that lets me pop them onto my impact driver in seconds and they fit perfectly into whichever fasteners I’m using. Worst experience when driving a screw into a project? When the wood splits. Second worst experience? Cam-out followed by stripping the fastener. Not okay.
These Makita bits are engineered to fit just right and they really do. I haven’t had a stripped screw in about 3 months now. Besides that, these things are built to last up to 60-times longer than standard bits. I’ve got a handful of Phillips head bits from other manufacturers that are barely recognizable with all the chips and wear and tear on them. It must be the Xtreme Torsion Technology which allows the torsion section (that skinny part) to flex a little under load, taking pressure off the bit.
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