How to Use a Cordless Impact Driver

A cordless impact driver is a very flexible tool that can be used to turn screws and drill holes. This tool accepts a multitude of circular and hexagonal shank drill bits that is compatible with so many extensions and accessories. Cordless impact drivers also have slide clutch that allows the user to adjust the amount of torque being sent to the bit to allow for precise screw driving and drilling.

Cordless impact drivers use driver rotation and concussive blows to push screws through tough materials. Impact drivers can deliver up to 2-3X more torque than an average driver. Despite all the power this tool generates, it is incredibly comfortable and easy to use because all the torque is transferred to the screw not the hand wielding the tool.

It is essential to know how to utilize a cordless impact driver to achieve wonderful results and to keep the tool in good condition while staying safe. It is advised to wear gloves to protect your hands, hammer safety glasses to protect your eyes and ear muffs to protect your ears when using a cordless impact driver. After all these safety gears have been worn, proceed with fitting the proper socket or adapter on the tool.

When you begin working on the screw, remember that generally, the clockwise direction is for loosening screws while tightening is done in the anticlockwise direction.

Before you Start Working

  • Make sure the site is safe and meets the conditions stated in the precautions.
  • Ensure the battery is well installed. If not firmly installed, it may fall off when the tool is in use and cause an accident.
  • Install the correct bits. This is usually done by pulling the manual sleeve, putting the bit in the hexagonal hole in the anvil and then releasing the sleeve.
  • Check the rotation direction. Switch to clockwise or anticlockwise depending on your preferences for that particular work.
  • If your cordless impact driver comes with a user’s manual, it is best to go through this manual, understanding everything therein before using your tool. Follow all the instructions in the manual and adhere to all warnings. These are for the safety of the user and the tool itself.

check the full article here on On a general note, ensure you use protective gear, use the right bits and accessories and work in a safe environment. Working with an electric tool in a wet environment is risky. Extreme caution must be applied.

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