Many of you may ask, What is a cordless impact driver used for? Well, It is commonly used as the same as an impact driver except for the fact that it is just cordless.
A cordless impact driver can be used for various jobs, driving lag bolts, longer screws, fasteners, etc. When it comes to driving screws into different materials like wood, plastic, metal then there is no better option than a cordless impact driver.
You’ll probably see a lot of similar names though like a hammer drill, a cordless drill or an impact driver but they all have different mechanisms and different uses. As their name suggests, a hammer drill can be used for drilling but with force for materials like concrete or blocks while a cordless drill can be used to rotate a fastener into its place but the question is What is an impact driver used for? It is a combination of both the drill and the hammer, it rotates faster than a drill because of high torque and uses high force burst impacts similar to a hammer to drive bits or fasteners.
For professionals or DIYers, it is heaven made combination, getting the best of both worlds. If you have to drive in screws into cabinets with quality and precision, you would be using an impact driver rather than a drill because it has a higher torque that gets the job done efficiently and precisely.
There are numerous uses of an impact driver due to its high torque and power.
An impact driver is used to drive screws into different materials like wood, plastic, or metal easily due to faster rotational force. It is specifically designed to drive in screws and get through the job more quickly than a drill.
Whether you’re installing a new cabinet in the kitchen or driving lag bolts through the deck, An impact driver is the best choice for it. It has high torque for efficiency and burst force to drive in through materials like wood easily.
An impact driver can be used for fastening into light gauge steel and softwood but also for fastening concrete screws anchors into block walls. Many impact drivers have immense power and high torque that can get the job done easily without any inconvenience.
How to use an impact driver?
Impact drivers are specifically designed to drive in screws, carriage bolts, lag bolts, etc into materials like metal, wood, plastic, etc. Even though they can be used to drive in screws into concrete too but you’ll need a spade bit or specially designed bit for these tasks.
To use an impact driver, you need to understand the hex-shank, drill bits, and chuck. The chuck accepts only bits with ¼ inches standard hex shank but if you need to make holes larger than ¼ inches then you’ll probably need a bit rated specially designed for an impact driver.
It is very easy to use an impact driver, just slip the bit into the chuck or pull up on the chuck sleeve to insert the bit and it’s done. Ready to use and drive in some screws.
Can you use an impact driver as a drill?
Yes, you can use an impact driver as drill