A frozen screw or bolt can present a tough problem. The professional way to handle this is to use an impact driver. The Large Impact Driver comes with 13 separate bits: 4 slot, 4 phillips and 4 hex (4, 5, 6 & 8mm) plus a 3/8" socket drive. Simply place the correct bit in the impact handle, then strike the end of the heavy steel handle to crack the screw loose. The rotary force is automatic.
Our companion Small Driver is specifically for small scale fasteners (slot or phillips screws and hex head bolts 3/16", 1/4" & 5/16" in diameter. When you need one of these tools, you really need it. Reversible, of course. We strongly recommend both sets for a full range of capacity.
This is, without a doubt, the best money I have spent on a tool in a long time. No more wallowed out or wrung off heads on screws, any more! Before I got this set, I was frustrated in trying to remove brass screws in 50 year old oak. I thought I was going to have to drill every one out. After receiving the sets, I removed over 100 brass screws without a hint of a problem. The large set has the "heft" to deal with the problem, and the small set can get into the tight places. You don't take a knife to a gunfight! These are great products that I highly recommend.
- Monday, June 23, 2014
Not needed much, but a lifesaver when it is!
Joe Doyle (Margate, NJ)
I ordered the Large and Small Impact Driver sets without a real need, but I figured that they would be a good set of tools to have on hand for those few times in life that you need them. Well, no sooner did I receive them, then I put them to work. I obtained a few pieces of 1920s / 1930s woodworking machinery, and set to work disassembling them to make sure that everything was in working order. I found a few screws that were not going to move with just hand pressure, so I broke out the Impact Drivers.
The large driver is a snap to use. I placed the proper bit into the driver, lined everything up, and smacked the end with a hammer. The force generated easily loosened the screw, and I was then able to use a regular screwdriver to back it out the rest of the way.
The smaller driver was also used, but I had to make sure that I used less pressure when striking the butt of it, as the screws are obviously more delicate. Two lighter taps on the butt did the trick, and the stuck screw was loosened.
All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase. I was able to get these drivers on sale, and they have already given me more than their purchase price. I definitely recommend the set to anyone that does anything with their own tools. You will thank yourself for purchasing them the first time you use them.
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Impact Driver Set
Rich (Silver Spring, MD)
There is nothing like this set when working on old machinery with is abundance of stuck screws. Well made and easily controlled, when used in combination with a a loosening fluid, I have yet to meet the stuck screw that couldn't be freed.
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
Bigger Than Expected!
William Lawson (Laguna Beach, CA)
The larger impact driver in this set is much bigger than expected and ought to handle any job I might need to apply it to. The smaller one is a handy size and is more likely to be used for solving smaller day to day workshop problems. Both look like they are up to any job you might need them for.