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Old 12-11-2019, 10:00 AM
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I think I've heard of Apex bits being recommended. Big tool company with many brands.

Apex Tool Group is an American supplier of hand tools and power tools. It was formed as a joint venture of Cooper Industries and Danaher by the merger of Cooper Tools and Danaher's Tools and Components segment. In October 2012 Danaher and Cooper sold Apex to Bain Capital for about $1.6 billion.[1] Apex is headquartered in Sparks, Maryland, and has over 20 factories globally including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, China, and South America.

I found this interesting: "Harder bits offer superior wear resistance, but lack the durability to stand up to torque. For this reason, we offer most of our products in three different hardness levels, allowing you to choose the right bit for your specific application.".

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Old 12-11-2019, 10:52 AM
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The 5 pack of Hercules brand ones from Harbor Freight, have worked very well for me.
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by platypus20 View Post
The 5 pack of Hercules brand ones from Harbor Freight, have worked very well for me.
I have had pretty good luck with those also.
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Old 12-15-2019, 05:32 AM
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I picked up a collection of different bits. I'll see which brand holds up. What I noticed is that the impact rated bits have a skinny section on the shaft. Are these like the impact limiting torque sticks used to tighten lug nuts?

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Old 12-22-2019, 10:12 AM
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Ditto Milwaukee shockwave. ( The impact rated ones) I try my best to never use Phillips.
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:53 AM
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Dry wall bits and #2 phillips bits are not the same..
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Old 12-22-2019, 12:04 PM
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I have had good luck with both the Bosch and DeWalt Impact rated versions.

I have not run the Milwaukee's but I would assume they are good as well.

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Old 12-22-2019, 04:32 PM
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I think I read that the skinny section of the bits are a torsion bar to absorb some of the shock of the impact and lessen the strain on the driver tip and the screw head.
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:46 PM
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I generally like dewalt tools "for homeowner type stuff), but haven't had good luck with their bits. I have had good service from the Milwaukee shockwave bits.

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