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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2023, 03:28:07 PM »
For now, it seems like I'll be starting off with this Milwaukee drill and this Dewalt tool set. Let me know if you object and why.

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2023, 03:28:23 PM »
I also got the HDX basic tool kit approx. 10 years ago and has held up great until now. Some things were junky like the clamps, boxcutter, and tape measure.  But it was worth the $19.99 I spent on it. I also got a Dewalt drill then, the one that is constantly being posted on the forums on sale and @myi keeps on saying its not a good deal :) I got it for $100 on black Friday along with an extra battery, bits set, and drill set. All of my DeWalt stuff have kept up great!
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2023, 03:43:13 PM »
For now, it seems like I'll be starting off with this Milwaukee drill
You're starting with just an impact driver and no drill? I'd do the oposite.

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2023, 03:51:49 PM »
Deep socket set (no need for standard in 99% of cases)
If you plan on working on cars you better have a standard set.
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2023, 03:53:05 PM »
You're starting with just an impact driver and no drill? I'd do the oposite.
Reason being?

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2023, 03:54:15 PM »
If you plan on working on cars you better have a standard set.
Agreed, plus you can use an extension if you need longer.

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2023, 03:56:50 PM »
Reason being?
Drill is every day and impact is every month or less often.
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2023, 03:58:31 PM »
Drill is every day and impact is every month or less often.

Why can't I use an impact driver for everyday?

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2023, 03:58:35 PM »
Reason being?

Why do you want an impact driver? That is not good for drilling or regular screw diving.
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2023, 03:59:12 PM »
Agreed, plus you can use an extension if you need longer.
I would get both.
Deepwell is not about needing longer.
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2023, 04:03:08 PM »
Why do you want an impact driver? That is not good for drilling or regular screw diving.
I was thinking because when I need something powerful I have it. Is it not recommended to use an impact drill for basic assembly around the house?

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2023, 04:09:53 PM »
I was thinking because when I need something powerful I have it. Is it not recommended to use an impact drill for basic assembly around the house?
It will rip the screws apart
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2023, 04:14:15 PM »
It will rip the screws apart
Even on a low setting? I also love impact drivers because the bits go in and out.

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2023, 04:53:32 PM »
Use the clutch on a drill
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2023, 04:54:51 PM »
Even on a low setting?
Yes. Most don't have variable speed settings, and you'll have trouble getting much of a low speed from the trigger. It's the right tool for driving screws, but not for anything remotely delicate like furniture, fixtures, etc.

I also love impact drivers because the bits go in and out.
- For household projects, Iíd strongly recommend a drill with a quick-release chuck like the Milwaukee 12v above. Itís much more convenient and quicker to swap bits with just a simple click, as opposed to tightening a real chuck. You can get a set of drill bits with quick-release hex-shaped bottoms (like this one that I have) so you can drill holes with the same

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2023, 05:00:35 PM »
Even on a low setting? I also love impact drivers because the bits go in and out.
Yes. The point of impact is to have high torque. It will do that with impact on your Phillips screw and rip it apart.
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2023, 05:02:39 PM »
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2023, 05:14:07 PM »
Tip of the trade: if you don't need one specific tool at the moment buy as you go or need.
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