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  1. Sparksaflyin
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    Sparksaflyin Regular EF Member

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    Anyone got any advice on the toughest screwdriver tips available. I’ve just bought the new Milwaukee (supposedly) impact resistant bits but they don’t seem to be lasting very long before they need replacing. I’m drilling into steel with techs as well as wood which obviously isn’t ideal with an impact but they should still be lasting longer than they are. Any advice?
     
  2. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Trusted Advisor

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    I buy the own brand ones from ITS.
    Don’t know if they’re any better or worse than premium brands?
     
  3. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    Having tried several different types in the past I have found the Dewalt ones to be about the best and get the best life span out of them
     
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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  6. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    wiha diamond bits are the dogs, had a pz2 for about two years and it gets raped daily.
     
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  7. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    All my Milwaukee impact rated bits are nowhere near as strong as I hoped. I have a Bosch PZ2 that I have had for ten years now and it's better than some month old Milwaukee bits.
     
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  8. Bellendian
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    Bellendian Regular EF Member

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    I dropped 40quid on a fancy set of wiha bits. They've been less prone to shattering in the impact gun, but still wear out faster than I hoped.
    Sticking with the cheap tic tac boxes of dewalt or bosch now and just treat them as disposable.
     
  9. Corbs
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    Corbs Regular EF Member

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    Wera impaktors
     
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  10. 123
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    123 Electrician's Arms

    I've a Milwaukee impact rated bit holder, it's a pile of poo. In my helpers impact driver is a non impact rated CK one - it's older and in far better nick than mine.
    The impact rated Milwaukee bits are made of glass I think.
     
  11. Marvo
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    Marvo Admin and gender confused Staff Member

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    Also Wera Impaktors for me. I suggest buy philips and pozi and get into the habit of using the correct bit for the screw, they last a lot longer that way.
     
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  12. Sparksaflyin
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    Sparksaflyin Regular EF Member

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    Yes the Milwaukee bits are not great to say the least. I always try to use the correct bits for the screwhead, obviously occasionally this is not possible but 90% of the time I’ll be using matching. The wera impaktors seem to be the general consensus. I have a few wera tools kicking about and tbh they are all very good quality. I’ll give them a go and see how I get on. Thanks for all replys
     
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  13. Sparksaflyin
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    Sparksaflyin Regular EF Member

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    Would you guys suggest using the matching bit holders too or does it not affect performance either way? I need to get an extension bar also
     
  14. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    They are all the same size so its down to preference. I use a Millwaukee bit holder and its been fine for a couple of yesrs now and some abuse both physical and verbally, I even use my impact driver for spade bits too as they fit.
     
  15. Corbs
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    Corbs Regular EF Member

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    Milwaukee extension are **** got one due to needing an extra long extension for a job first screw broken the retainer
     
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