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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Quick question

I'm using a makita dtd146 for the first time and was wondering if it should be making a hammer type noise while driving the screw into the final stages?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:04 pm 
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yep thats the disadvantage the noise :lol:

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As long as it's normal,why do they make that noise anyway?


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it works like a hammer where the motor stores up the energy and gives it out in bursts

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Ok thanks


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I noise can be annoying at times but I use mine most days at work can't remember the last time I used my combi drill to put screws in

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because i do mainly furniture i dont use my impacts too much as fine control is more important than high efficiency :lol: :lol:
although i do have the choice off 3 impacts 18v ryobi and dewalt and 10.8v bosch

if you want fine control and quiet and your screws are smallish say 40mm x3.5 or 4mm or less then impact not the right tool

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if you want fine control and quiet and your screws are smallish say 40mm x3.5 or 4mm or less then impact not the right tool

I'd have tpo say that you aren't 100% right there, B-A. With any impact you'll still get noise, true, but there are soe impacs out there with fine-ish control. By those I mean the three speed models from Panasonic, Mkita and others. I have a Makita 3-speed impact and it can easily drive #10 (5.0mm) screws into framing timbers in "high" gear, whilst in "low" gear it will drive small hardware screws like the 3.0 x 16mm screws we often see on kickplates, finger plates, etc as well as those soft as cream cheese stainless steel screws so beloved of modern fire door hinge suppliers
- and it does so without snapping the heads off or chewing the recesses (providing you've piloted correctly, that is)

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OK, I'm an "old school" chippie, so please don't ask me to do a bodge job - I didn't bring my horse today and in any case you don't seem to have a hitching rail!



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ok its more off a general comment :lol:
my electrician mate uses his 18v dewalt on all screws and blames the timber when they strip :lol:

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Until I bought a 3-speeder Mak (after trying a Panasonic) I held your opinion. using the tool has changed my perceptions somewhat, although I must emphasise that the comments I made only apply to multi-speed models, mot the more generally available single-speed jobbies

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OK, I'm an "old school" chippie, so please don't ask me to do a bodge job - I didn't bring my horse today and in any case you don't seem to have a hitching rail!


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Job and Knock wrote:
Until I bought a 3-speeder Mak (after trying a Panasonic) I held your opinion. using the tool has changed my perceptions somewhat, although I must emphasise that the comments I made only apply to multi-speed models, mot the more generally available single-speed jobbies



You have sold the excuse for me to upgrade to the 3speed impact :)


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ive got a dewalt impact driver. a canny old one like. i dont use it now. just my cordless or my nail gun, i got sick of it snapping all the bits constantly. plus nails work out cheaper than screws i guess


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The trick is to buy the right sort of bits and use them in the right sort of holder. For me that means these beasties. If you try using standard bits, even brands like Stanley, Bosch or deWalt then you are doomed to snapped bits and loads of frustration

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