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i have always used Dewalt PZ2 bits, usually buy the tic-tac box, anyway i spotted some Milwaukie impact bits on eBay at half price so bought them for a change
I'm using them in my impact driver and find the quality is really poor compared to the Dewalt, normally the Dewalt bits will get
me through a couple of boxes of 50 x 10 screws before the heads give up so far I've used 3 of the Milwaukie bits for about 150 screws

Anyone else have this problem ,do you think i could have bought some knock off bits
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I bought some too a couple of years ago. They were just as you describe - awful
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All my cordless stuff is Milwaukee and I've got packouts and loads of other big red gear but the sundries like bits are usually poor quality.

Dewalt or Bosch make far better bits
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I have some Dewalt bits that have lasted years and I have some cheap Chinese ones that are almost use once and dispose. I bought a 50 own brand pack once from BnQ and I am still using these years later. It is a bit of an unknown factor with bits as some are soft and others hard and this is not constant with suppliers as I have had both in the past.

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The ones you bought are probably fake. Apparently there's loads going about Amazon and Ebay.

I was happy with mine but can't recall where I bought them from.
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I am using some Milwaukee ones at the moment and they do not survive as long as my previous pack of Dewalt using a Makita impact driver , might be because they have a relief machined under the actual working point and that is reducing the overall strength whereas the dewalt ones are solid.

The strength and wear resistance of the working tip seems similar to me.
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Milwaukee impact bits are rubbish.
Wera and DeWalt in my experience have been the best all round cost/quality
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Wera seem good. Haven't tried DeWalt. I've got some Axminster bits that seem OK as well. The rest I've tried seem variable. Got some cheap ones bought as a pack years ago that are still going. Others chew off as soon as you look at them.
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My 25 bit tic tac box of DeWalt are doing well, think I must have bought off the counter at S.fix years back.
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aeromech3 wrote:
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My 25 bit tic tac box of DeWalt are doing well, think I must have bought off the counter at S.fix years back.
Same here! :-) down to my last unused one, I have a few still being used though
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Argyll wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:49 am
The ones you bought are probably fake. Apparently there's loads going about Amazon and <span class="skimwords-potential">Ebay</span><span style="position: absolute;"></span><span style="position: absolute;"></span>.

I was happy with mine but can't recall where I bought them from.
Could be so I’m going to buy some Milwaukee from Screwfix next week and compare them
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Post by fin »

my usual bits weirdly enough are makita 50mm pz2's

they come in a pot of either 50 or 100..... cant remember which. it actually lives on my van dashboard.
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Wera for me. deWalt can be awfully variable but never last more than a day or two on an impact driver before they explode (the black impact versions are little better, I find) - Milwaukee, whilst less likely to explode, round over and wear out really fast (and in any case the PZD ones don't seem to be a terribly good fit tonthe screws)
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Post by big-all »

if you want a bit to carry screws firmly then makita gold pz2 bits are amazing indeed you can carry the bit hanging down from a screw head but the amazing grip only last for a few screws then they go the normal route so i keep one aside only to start screws then finish with an old one
https://www.powertoolworld.co.uk/makita ... pack-of-10
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Job and Knock wrote:
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Wera for me. deWalt can be awfully variable but never last more than a day or two on an impact driver before they explode (the black impact versions are little better, I find) - Milwaukee, whilst less likely to explode, round over and wear out really fast (and in any case the PZD ones don't seem to be a terribly good fit tonthe screws)
Nice to see you back mate.
Those Wera bits I have seem to be bulletproof. I don't drive anything like the number of screws you do obviously, but the one's I have I've used a fair bit, and they appear to be more or less like new. Not cheap though!
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