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Old 12-07-2019, 02:36 PM
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Seems like all the Phillips bit inserts that I've used lately get chewed up in no time. Has anyone had good luck with a particular brand of Phillips bits?
I just had a screw that I was driving cam out. The screw looked perfect. The bit was chewed up. Damn thing almost looked like pot metal!
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:55 PM
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the 20 for a dollar ones at the check out counter are worth just that.
they are intended for the dry wall guys who lose them all the time.
and that is a pretty light duty need when you think about it.

get the name branded ones
they are all powdered metal molded but are not all equal.
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Old 12-07-2019, 04:10 PM
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Milwaukee brand ones are good, or any bits designed for a power impact driver. It will say they are for impact use right on the front.
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I use the Dewalt brand. Seem to hold up pretty well.
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:20 AM
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Look for a brand that has square cut edges. The one I use for problem screws is a snap on.When I'm at work today I'll look at the Husky one I have to see if the contacts are square cut or rounded.
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Milwaukee brand ones are good, or any bits designed for a power impact driver. It will say they are for impact use right on the front.
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I use the Dewalt brand. Seem to hold up pretty well.
I buy the Milky brand 5-pack. These are the "longer" ones (2"?) with the thin shaft. Didn't have longevity with the Dewalt...
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:33 PM
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I use some made by Makita, gold colored and impact rated. They work ok for my usage. Most of the bigger deck screws I use now are Torx drive.
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:06 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I'm going to pick up a set of the impact rated bits.
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:57 PM
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I believe Zephyr used to make the bits for Snap On. https://zephyrtoolgroup.com/content/...hyr-industrial
Not cheap, but the Snap On bits were good, and I hear the Zephyr bits still are.
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:37 AM
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You might want to go by Home Depot. Day before yesterday I bought a Milwaukee impact bit set that was I believe 145 pieces. Let me see if I can find a link.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...4079/310149301

Cost me 29 bucks and change here in Fairbanks. I might have to see if they'll give me 5 bucks back. Anyway, they normally get 4 or 5 bucks for a pair of the 2" impact bits, so it looks like a pretty fair deal. Comes with several of the 2" #2 Phillips bits and a butt load of the short ones. I use the torx bits pretty often too, so I was happy to get quite a few of them.
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