Impact Driver vs Drill – Which tool to Use for Your Next Project

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Aaron is the founder of and Essential Home and Garden. He likes to spend his spare time with his family, and doing DIY projects in the home and garden.

2 thoughts on “Impact Driver vs Drill – Which tool to Use for Your Next Project”

  1. An interesting article, I was definitely wondering what the advantage of an impact driver is having just replaced my Makita combi drill that died of natural causes after 15 years and three house renovations. Having read this it seems to me that it is essentially about speed of working. The standard drill can struggle with large screws and tough materials if you just want to blaze straight in, But if you take the trouble to drill a pilot hole first then it won’t stall and it won’t strip the screws. It’s a slower pace of working, but my new de Walt combi will drill holes in wood, brick, concrete and board, then drive screws with a quick adjustment – and I don’t need special bits to do it with.
    Happy with my choice of combi but can see how a pro, or more dedicated DIYer would want both tools.

  2. Hi, Aaron
    I’ve found the Milwaukee is very fast and powerful, as well as compact, but heats up a lot, likely due to the compact size not allowing space for vents or cooling.


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