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Need another Impact Ready bit


Steven

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Need an Impact Ready Torx 2" T-25 bit.  It needs to be identical to the DW2666 5-pack but in the Impact Ready version.  Its mainly for the star drive deck screws.  The standard DeWalt ones do ok for a while, but the tip ends up being rounded off, sometimes it just breaks.  The other bit tips that come in the box of screws from Grip Rite & DeckMate don't last long either.  At least DeWalt does make an Impact Ready square drive version for deck screws.

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Impact Ready bits are only SLIGHTLY better, I had/used 3 sets (5-pak) @ $10.00 a pack 3" #2 phillip bits that have had there heads sheered off much too often when driving in 3 1/2" deck screw in PT fir. Go figure...

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It was my understanding that the material in impact bits is actually a softer metal than that those in regular ones (at least that's the case in automotive socket sets).  The primary idea being when an impact bit breaks, it doesn't explode the way a harder metal would.    Not sure if it applies in this case, but I thought I'd throw it out there...

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It was my understanding that the material in impact bits is actually a softer metal than that those in regular ones (at least that's the case in automotive socket sets).  The primary idea being when an impact bit breaks, it doesn't explode the way a harder metal would.    Not sure if it applies in this case, but I thought I'd throw it out there...

This is absolutely true, however there is more. When an "impact" comes out of the tools connection point and into the bit/socket, the black metal they are made out of actually has a spring effect, in that if you could look at a super slow-mo of one being used, you would see a wave moving through the socket/bit to the fastener. Standard sockets/bits are actually stiffer and harder, to avoid wear and provide positive transfer of power. Thus regular sockets can literally explode from the instantaneous forces coming from an impact. Usually impact-rated accessories do not fail in this drastic manner, and not as quickly.

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