If you’re working on a difficult project like a building, carpentry, or decking, you’ll need an impact drill. Cordless impact drills, also known as impact drivers, are hand-held instruments that are used to quickly drive screws. This is a heavy-duty screwdriver made for working with denser, heavier materials and for longer periods of time.
Impact drivers use a percussive force comparable to that of a hammer drill to help drive screws quicker and deeper into denser materials.
What is the Function of a Cordless Impact Drill?
A cordless impact drill works similarly to a drill, except that when the driving motor detects resistance, the impact hammer mechanism is activated by pushing an internal spring back, causing the hammer to dive forward and strike the anvil.
This mechanism significantly increases torque, allowing you to drill screws through dense, resistant materials with ease.
One thing to keep in mind is that because they don’t have a clutch like a cordless drill, you’ll have to experiment and practice drilling screws to get the right depth. Although there isn’t much of a learning curve here, it’s worth noting.
When using an impact driver, you can connect bits by sliding a 1/4-inch fast connect chuck forward and attaching your bit. It is then secured in position, and screws or nuts can be drilled or fastened as needed.