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I drilled holes in some stucco concrete to mount a tv rack.  Once installation began and I tighten the screws into the holes, there was no safety net upon resistance from the drill.  The drill continued to spin the screw, which later stripped the pre-drilled hole.  There was no magic setting that helped, but either only too much power causing stripped holes or too less causing screws not to tighten all the way and messing up the holes due to no continuance of the screw being drilled.  Is it just Milwaukee that does this?

 

I used to have Dewalt drills prior which had this feature where once it met even the slightest resistance it would still turn but would click which would reset the rotation preventing the screw from being drilled more, "safety net".  I talked with a tool expert and they said there could be a setting that I haven't set which would do this and to look in the instructions to do so.  I cannot find anything in the instructions that informs anything about this subject or possible setting.

 

Can anyone help me in this or am I SOL for getting Milwaukee tools that possibly only cares about performance in power?

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7 hours ago, Eric - TIA said:

You should have a torque setting on the front of the drill.  You should be able to rotate the sleeve to drill mode to drill your hole.  Then when you are tightening a screw, you can move it to a setting between 1-20.

As mentioned in the reading, there is no magic setting.  Meaning those settings between 1-20.  It's either too much power where the drill keeps wanting to rotate eventually causing the screw to dig the drilled hole out or not enough power causing discontinuation of drilling the screw all the way in.  I also understand that there is a drill setting as well, along with a hammer setting.

 

I'm more interested in the feature that provides a safety net that doesn't overturn screws.  as mentioned above, dewalt has this feature and no tools review even mentions this factor through youtube or any vendors.  When you drill in screws and a resistance is met the drill detects this and resets its mechanical rotation and doesn't turn the head of the drill, hence a continuous clicking noise.

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Like Eric said it is the torque setting you want to adjust.  Older drills used to have mechanical slip clutches that clicked when a desired torque was met.  The new age drills have electronic clutches that sense the torque and are supposed to shut it down electronically when it hits a certain torque.  I personally don't use the the torque settings very often but I've heard other people complain that the electronic clutches aren't sensitive enough and aren't as consistent as the old mechanical clutches.

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20 hours ago, Biggie said:

Like Eric said it is the torque setting you want to adjust.  Older drills used to have mechanical slip clutches that clicked when a desired torque was met.  The new age drills have electronic clutches that sense the torque and are supposed to shut it down electronically when it hits a certain torque.  I personally don't use the the torque settings very often but I've heard other people complain that the electronic clutches aren't sensitive enough and aren't as consistent as the old mechanical clutches.

Okay so that’s what it is.  Supposedly dewalt still has that function going for them.  It’s a big help even when securing screws.  I guess these tools are moving towards power for cost efficiency than worrying about the projects at hand.  I understand the torque settings but it just isn’t helpful when you have to keep an eye on the setting of the screw too potentially causing more project error to happen when overturning screws.

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