DeWalt DCF885L2 20V MAX Impact Driver Review: Pros & Cons
• Very high quality product; it is made from stainless steel and aluminum alloy. It comes with a lifetime warranty.
(You will not get any problems)
• You can use this impact driver safely even if you are inexperienced or have no experience at all in using a drill press.
• The tool works well even when used without lubrication. It is very easy to clean.
• The tool does not require any special tools for driving screws into wood.
• If you do not follow the instructions carefully, then you may damage your workpiece. For example, if you drive a screw too deep into the wood, then it might break through the surface of the wood and cause injury to yourself or others around you.
• The tool is not suitable for drilling holes in concrete.
• You need to take care while driving screws into hardwood because the blade may scratch the surface of the wood.
You can go through the instructions for proper use and maintenance of the tool. If you do not follow these instructions then you may cause wear and tear to the tool that will reduce its lifetime.
You need to be careful about the screws that you want to drive into hardwood.
The tool is suitable for drilling holes in softer woods. It is not suitable for drilling holes in harder woods like hickory or oak.
If you use the tool without lubricating it, then it will not last very long. You will need to apply a drop of machine oil on the tip of the impact mechanism after every 6-8 hours of use.
If you over-lubricate it, then dirt and dust will get stuck in the oil; this may cause the screwdriver mechanism to seize up.
The drill comes with two modes: drill and hammer. You can use the hammer mode to drive screws into hard wood, but you should never use this mode while the tool is placed on a surface that is not strong enough to handle the strong impact of the hammer.
If you are using it to drive screws into metal, then switch it to the drill mode.
Always place the tool on a solid and flat surface before driving a screw into it. This is very important because if the surface is not flat and solid then the tool may slip off and this may cause an accident.
There is a Forward/Reverse button on the handle of the tool. Pressing this button allows you to switch between drilling and hammering modes.
You can also use this button to switch between low and high speed modes.
If you are driving lots of screws into hard woods, then you should switch to the low speed mode. This will reduce the strain on the tool and increase its lifetime.
If you are a professional, then this tool will definitely come in handy for you. If you are a hobbyist or a homeowner with wooden furniture or other wooden structures around your home, then you may also find this tool very useful and save you a lot of time and effort.
The tool is very light in weight so it is very comfortable to use for extended periods of time. It comes with two Lithium batteries and a fast charger.
The batteries can be used for extended periods of time after a single charge of about 6 hours. The batteries can be removed and charged separately which gives you the flexibility of using one battery while charging the other.
The battery indicator light blinks green if the battery has more than 50% charge, it blinks yellow if the battery has between 10% and 50% charge, and it blinks red if the battery charge is low.
The tool also comes with a metal belt clip that allows you to wear it on your belt while working.
The tool comes with a 3 year warranty which can be extended to 5 years by paying an extra $10 when you register on the manufacturer’s website.
If the tool gets damaged due to a defect in the materials or manufacturing process then the company will replace it free of cost. However, the warranty does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear.
The user is responsible for the replacement of parts that have worn out due to normal wear and tear.
This tool can be a great addition to your tools collection if you are into DIY projects. It is perfect for drilling holes and driving small screws into hard woods.
It saves a lot of time and effort and reduces user fatigue as well because it has a very lightweight design.
The tool is very easy to use and operate because of its ergonomic design.
Lenox LGT101722 13 Piece Drill and Drive Set
This powerful drill and drive set comes with 13 pieces that can help you with almost any drilling or driving task around your home or office. The set includes a 3/8″ compact drill, a 1/2″ heavy duty drill, a 3/8″ hammer drill, a 1/4″ hex impact driver, a 1/2″ hex impact driver, two 1/4″ hex bits, two 1/2″ hex bits, one 3/8″ hex bit, a 3/8″ to 1/4″ reducer, a 1/2″ to 1/4″ reducer, two double ended bits and a hard case.
The set is small and compact yet very powerful. It is perfect for drilling and fastening applications around your home or office.
It is ideal for drilling holes in hard materials such as wood, metal and concrete. It can easily create holes in tiles, bricks and stucco as well.
The set can be used for fastening applications as well. The bits are strong enough to fasten materials such as wood, metal and plastic.
You can use the set to drive screws into hard surfaces such as brick, concrete and stone with ease.
The bits can be easily changed thanks to the Double Lock System. This system provides better bit retention and allows you to change bits in a snap.
The bits can be changed even while wearing gloves.
The bits are made out of high quality carbon that has been heat treated for extra strength and durability. This increases the service life of the bits.
The bits are very durable thanks to the S2 steel construction.
The bits can easily drill holes in wood, metal and plastic, and drive screws into soft woods, plastic and light metals.
The bits can be changed very easily thanks to the Double Lock System.
The bits have a cobalt blue coating that provides extra protection to the carbon layer and helps to reduce the heat. This improves the durability of the bits.
The bits have a very sharp cutting edge. This allows you to drill precise holes and drive fasteners more efficiently.
The bits can be used in a corded or cordless drill.
The bits can be stored in the hard case for easy and convenient storage.
The bits are very inexpensive.
The bits are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
The bits can be used for a wide variety of drilling and driving applications around your home. Whether you need to drill some holes in wood or drive some screws into soft woods, these bits will do the job with ease.
They can easily be changed thanks to the Double Lock System and can be used with a corded or cordless drill. The bits are very easy to store as well because of the convenient hard case.
These bits can be used for a variety of applications. However, they are not the best for heavy duty jobs.
They do not work as well in hard materials such as brick, concrete or asphalt.
Double Lock System securely locks the bit into the chuck.
The bits can be easily used in a corded or cordless drill.
The bits can be stored in the convenient hard case for easy and organized storage.
The bits are very easy to change thanks to the Double Lock System. You can even change them with gloves on.
The bits are very durable and last for a long time.
The bits are very affordable.
Guaranteed durability. If you are not satisfied with the quality of these bits, you can take advantage of the limited lifetime guarantee.
Works in a wide variety of materials: wood, soft woods, metal and plastic.
The bits cannot be used to drill holes in hard materials such as brick, concrete or asphalt. They will make a hole but it will not be very clean or pretty.
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