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  1. Just how much wobble is normal on a ridgid impact driver? I have the gen5x brushless and just recently took it out of the box. Here's some footage. Bit is around 2.5 in. Ridgid 18v brushless impact driver gen5x 2.5 in. drill bit Bosch 12v drill with the same bit side view Ridgid 18v brushless hammer drill gen5x same drill bit from the rear slo mo Bosch 12v drill rear view slo mo Ridgid impact driver rear view slo mo running at top speed
  2. This is my Makita TD171DB from Japan. I have enjoyed it a lot so far (1 month). I have had the makita xdt13 impact driver for almost a year now and love it so much that when i found out these existed i went and got one. The TD171D incudes the following 4 Speed modes: 1 -- [ 0-1100 rpm & 0-1100 ipm ] 2 -- [ 0-2100 rpm & 0-2600 ipm ] 3 -- [ 0-3200 rpm & 0-3600 ipm ] 4 -- [ 0-3600 rpm & 0-3800 ipm ] 1600 in/lbs max torque The 4 assist modes include: 1 for entering wood, this mode starts slow until it you get into the wood a thread or two then it ramps up and blasts her home, impacts and all.There are two assist modes for self tapping screws. T1 for tapping into thin sheet metal, this mode avoids over tightening and "stripping out" a fastener into thin meta. T2 tapping assist mode is for thick metal and starts with high rpm and no impacts to get the drilling started and then blasts her home with all the fixins'. The other assist mode is for tightening and loosening nuts on bolts and stops the nut just short of coming off of the threads so you don't shoot a nut across the shop. You can also scroll through the speed modes with the button located above the trigger where the LEDs' are located on other models. The lights can be turned into off mode on the control panel located at the base of the handle. The assist modes and speed modes can also be accessed on this control panel.This panel is also used with the new button to save an assist mode and a speed mode so that you can switch between modes while working with only the hand already operating the impact driver (i actually find this quite handy). An interesting feature is the rubber collar (idk what to call it) around the business end, just after the 1/4" hex drive, is glow in the dark. this driver also features dual bearings at the business end to mitigate bit wobble. The thing is tiny its smaller than my hand if I make a fist, like a lot smaller. The side mounted lights are an awesome feature, no more fastener shadow 98% of the time. I do electrical work in a variety of climates and conditions, these makitas put up with it really well so far.
  3. So I got my Gen2 Fuel kit yesterday and I had a Garage Door to install last night (100+ Self Tapping 7/16" screws and about a Dozen or so 7/16" x 2" wood lags). I don't know if it's My Impact or the mode in general, but the Self Tapping screw mode is completely useless. I tried it a few times on both bare metal and pre-drilled holes and every time it would start impacting right away and would only put the screw in half way before stopping entirely. Modes 2 and 3 worked amazing, but on mode 3 I did feel like there was a risk of stripping things out. Overall I am really happy with the performance, but I expected a lot more out of the Self Tapping mode. On previous Door installs, using a Ridgid impact, I would use a full battery and the impact would be so hot at the end that you could hardly touch it. The Gen2 Fuel impact ran the screws in much faster, never got warm and at the end of the job I still had 3 bars left on a 3.0 battery (I didn't have time to charge the 5.0).
  4. kat

    Ebay TD171 impact

    Does anybody know if the Makita "TD170" impact drivers that are floating around on ebay are real and the same as DTD170 ? Also, there's a newer TD171 model, sold the same way... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Makita-TD171DZB-Impact-Driver-18V-2018-Latest-Model-ONLY-BODY-Black-Free-Ship/162921330587 Are they real, genuine, or different from the "official" models in any way? I see they are sold in many weird color options, like red, black, pink, green...... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Makita-TD170DZ-impact-driver-pink-TD170DZP-18V-body-only-made-in-japan-New/222601254746
  5. Just wanted to get some opinions on which way to go between the 12v brushless Fuel impact/hammer drill combo kit by Milwaukee and Makita's 18v brushless sub-compact drill/impact combo. Milwaukee has a sale at my Home Depot where the 12v Fuel is $169, while Makita's sub-compact kit comes with a free third battery for $229. I already have Milwaukee's surge/hammer drill 18v combo and a Fuel circ. saw, as well as Hitachi's Triple Hammer, so I'm not looking to expand much (if at all) in either the Milwaukee 12v or the Makita 18v (knock on wood). They both feel great ergonomically, and appear to have similar specs. I know Milwaukee's 12v Fuel has been out for 3-4 years, but they told me they don't have any plans to come out with newer versions of their Fuel fasteners. Both of these deals are limited time, so I'd greatly appreciate honest opinions. Thank you!
  6. Hi TIA Crew, I'm a long time tools in action social media subscriber but I'm new to the forums. Little bit about myself: I'm a custom millwork & metal fab engineer for a small company in MA that designs, builds, and installs high end projects. I've completed tons of projects for: baseball, hockey, and football stadiums...Airport restaurants and kiosks...College dining halls and servery's....Hotels and Restaurants. (Ex: Fenway Park, TD Garden, Comerica Park, Reagan National Airport, New Orleans Int Airport, Columbia University, Harvard University and many more). I may be the engineer but I also love to use my hands, when I'm not using CAD I have a impact driver or Mig Welder in my hand. If you want it done right you gotta do it yourself . Also a car-guy --- I have a 72' Plymouth Roadrunner 340 4bbl. Let me know what your tearing the streets up with. Anyways, psyched to jump aboard the forum! -Tyler
  7. I thought this would be a good thread to start & will help a lot of people out when at the store. Post info, links, & pictures of your top three favorite driver bit/drill bit "kits". Then post 2-3 of your favorite bits, attachments, extensions, etc that do not come in the kits you use.
  8. I'm planing on buying a drill, impact driver set, not sure what to get.also not sure if i want a full sized set or a compact set. The main thing is the price...I would like it to be under $150(or cheaper). For $100 on amazon there is the hitachi compact 12v set, and at menards the bosch 18v set is on sale for $140. Any suggestions?
  9. Hey guys, just want to let you know that the new The Power is in your Palm! Ridgid Palm impact went on sale today. $99.00 at HD. Just bought it an I get on the 14th.
  10. I started a thread in regards to what tools will fit in the Fuel hard case. This is a Brand New Fuel hard case for a driver & drill combo. I modified it to fit the Brushed combo kit: 2656-20 impact driver & 2606-20 drill (the most common/popular kit). The fit is 100% PERFECT. I paid $35 for the case shipped plus about 4 hours or so of work. Please let me know if you need more pictures... I am looking for $40
  11. I picked up a M18 fuel driver/drill combo and took off the belt clip and extra bit holder. These will fit all M18 drivers and drills. Brand New and never used. If you do not have a Fuel set, you drill did not come with the belt clip and neither your driver or drill came with the bit holder! -- Looking for $8 each. Belt Clip + Screw: Bit Holder:
  12. Ok so after looking into this more i am super confused by the packages at Home Depot! I noticed that the price for the drill & driver combo kits changes almost daily! Last week alone the one i got went from $199 to $169 to $249....what. And i was just looking on the site and some other threads and started noticing a lot of dif things. This is the normal package - Model # 2691-22 - Home Depot link: https://tinyurl.com/j8ylb8y - This used to come with a free flashlight, but now its only when you buy online and not in store... The is the kit i got 2 days ago, the day after it does not come with the free $50 flash light! - Driver: 2656-20 - Drill: 2606-20 Then i noticed this one (notice the belt clip on the driver is different & its $60 more) - Model # 2697-22CT - Home Depot link: https://tinyurl.com/zfbd22x - Driver: does not tell you... - Drill: does not tell you... ....and there were a few more I will post when i find them. Can anyone help?
  13. My Makita LXDT04 lost the ability in the trigger to control the speed so it has an excessive high speed only. It also goes in the wrong direction, right is left and left is right. I have 2 others but it would be nice to have a 3rd. What part do I need to replace? Brush? Trigger? I have no idea.
  14. I know a lot of you are excited about these tools, so hope you enjoy! I think they're little rippers...
  15. So I was in the market for a set of 3/8" impact sockets when I stumbled across these: The Tekton set I've had has been on the race trailer which turned out to be a logistical problem because the trailer is often at my father in-laws. It hasn't been an issue because I typically have multiples of most things, but not 3/8" impacts. On the trailer we stock only metric, but in the shop I need both, so this combination set really appealed to me. With SAE from 5/16" - 3/4" and metric from 8 mm up to 19 mm in both deep and shallow, it covers everything I'll need in 3/8" drive. It also included a 3" extension and swivel U-Joint for a total of 42 pieces. The real star of this set (as goofy as it sounds) was they tray. I like the stability of trays and typically use the Hanson trays, but you lose the mobility of a rail in the process. This set offers both. It features a tray on which rails attach and can be attached/detached easily with 1 hand. Socket can be sat on the posts or locked on with a 1/4 turn. The tray really sold me on the set and I wish I could put every socket I have on this system. They don't sell the trays individually, but they totally should The sockets are all 6 point, made in Taiwan, and seem to be excellent quality. As you know, Expert is Mac's budget line and this set can be had on the Mac truck for about $150. I highly recommend it! I may do a review on it, but we'll see
  16. Good morning guys, I'm about to get my first impact driver to work with wood and concrete. i need your advice because I don't know which one will be better for me, between Makita XDT01Z and Makita LXDT06Z... the XDT01Z it looks powerful just let me know if I`m right. the Makita XDT01Z and the Makita LXDT06Z
  17. Just bought the Ridgid x4 drill and impact combo after watching the TIA review. got a great price, $179 i believe, and so far has impressed me. I'm sure DeWalt, Milwaukee, and Makita might have better but the style and features fit my needs as a low voltage installer/ tech. Can't wait to expand my set and get a few more cool tools. Thanks guys at Tools In Action!
  18. Hi all new to the forum, just thought I'd start to get my two cents in on Milwaukee. Recently purchased multiple FUEL products awaiting delivery will write full review. M18 2653-22 M18 FUEL impact driver 2603-20 M18 FUEL drill 2655-22 M18 FUEL 1/2 impact wrench 2663-20 M18 High Torque impact wrench M12 2454-20 M12 FUEL 2 speed 3/8* impact wrench 2402-20 M12 FUEL 2 speed screwdriver 2403-22 M12 FUEL drill/driver 2.0/4.0 2457-20 M12 cordless 3/8* ratchet All tools purchased for work on a tool binge month. I've only received the 2653-22 so far as the others are bundled together in pre-order purchases. I have built a ski and boot rack of ply-wood and 2x4's since then, Initial thoughts are the LED helps alot, FUEL's "mode" selector is amazing which is kinda what sold me on the other M18 impact wrench 2655-22 as you can precisely gauge the power your putting to the fastener. I also really was drawn to the extended run-time of Brushless and 2.0/4.0 batteries. Thats it for now should have everything shipped to my door by Mid-March.
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