Are you using the right tool for the job?
Today’s post is by Troy Lowe, Director of Development at SafeSourcing.
I recently bought a used house that needed a little TLC. Most of the work is just cosmetic, like painting and hanging fixtures, such as blinds, curtains, and light fixtures. These are not difficult tasks but can be a little time consuming. It can be even more time consuming if you are not using the right tool for the job. I own a really nice cordless drill/driver and have always used one for driving fasteners into various surfaces. But what I discovered this weekend changed my mind. A relative of mine was over and saw my frustration when trying to hang a bracket on the wall. The screw would go in about three quarters of the way and then the Phillips bit would spin and start to strip the screw. This happened even after drilling a pilot hole first. She recommended that I use a tool that she recently purchased. She went home and brought back a cordless impact driver. I sure am glad that she was there to make such a great suggestion. This tool worked like a champ! The difference between the drill and the impact driver is that when the driver feels resistance it starts a hammering action which keeps the bit from slipping and drives the fastener into the surface. Using the impact driver easily cut the amount time by 30% compared to the other jobs using the cordless drill. This is definitely a tool I will invest in.
Benefits of an impact driver
• Provides higher torque but in rapid bursts
• Designed to drive screws and fasteners
• Does not have to be held tightly to provide the torque
• Small and Light weight
• Quick Release Chuck
At SafeSourcing, we can gather all the necessary information for your company and help you decide what tools fit your needs. If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help your business, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.
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