I spoke with a contractor today, and was reminded of a question/complaint that has come up in the past. Is there an impact bit holder that doesn’t suck?
He’s encountered 2 types of issues that have afflicted all of the impact bit drivers he’s used. Impact bits will either jam up, requiring pliers for removal, or the holder will drop bits.
I’m thinking that both issues result from wear. A loose fit plus some torque can jam up bit, and a loose fit will also lead to dropped bits.
So… let’s hear about your favorite impact-rated screwdriver bits. Do you use the same impact driver bit holders in your drill?
How many of you only use whatever bits come with bit assortments and bulk packs?
I’m thinking that German brands, such as Wera, might make some fine impact-rated bit holders, but they’re also pricey. Even if vastly superior, will most contractors buy a $25+ bit holder?
I’ve used all kinds of brands of bit holders, and have experienced bit jamming before, but I don’t recall ever wearing out a bit holder to the point it would drop bits.
What’s your price target for something like an impact-rated bit holder?
P.S. If you’re a tool brand, PR, or retailer rep and think your bit holders will impress us, please drop me an email!