An impact driver can be valuable in the arsenal of tools of anyone that works in construction. A professional will use the tool on a day-to-day basis while an amateur just for home DIY purpose. This article will provide you a guide to buying a Bosch impact driver.
What is an impact driver and how do they work?
Impact drivers (which are also sometimes wrongly called impact wrenches) are a type of tool that have many similarities to an ordinary drill. However, as the name suggests, they also impact whilst rotating. Basics about how they work Imagine that you are trying to place a screw inside a length of wood, for instance. Upon the first use of the impact driver, it will begin to drive the screw into the wood. As the pressure increases and the screw penetrates deeper into the wood, then more force is required to achieve this. This resistance is 'sensed' by the impact driver and this will in turn, make the tool start to use its impact feature. This helps to increase the torque and the added pounding motion which aid in driving the screw.
Choosing the right impact driver for you
There are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right sort of impact driver that will suit your needs.
Home or professional use
Whilst for simple and occasional home use, a relatively cheap Bosch impact driver will probably be fine for you. If, however you intend to use it on a daily basis, such as in your line of work, then a Bosch professional impact driver will no doubt be far better for you. Whilst the cost may be considerably higher than a lower end drill, you will have far more durability and power from a professional tool. The more expensive models tend to come with higher voltage battery supplies, typically a Bosch 18 volt cordless impact driver is what you would expect from the higher end models as opposed to lower end ones that start at 7.2 volt.
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