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Posted: 8/21/2017 9:40:47 PM EDT
I have a couple jobs coming up, both involve decks.  One is to drive in some LedgerLOKs, the other is to screw down some stair treads that are falling the fuck off because the builder was a 'tard.

Thinking it's a good excuse to buy a cordelss impact driver.

Is this one any good?

Link to DeWalt DCF887M2

Thanks for any replies.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:41:46 PM EDT
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In for suggestions
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:43:19 PM EDT
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OST.

Also in the market for such - 3/8"dr impact wrench.

What's any good that'll last?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:45:42 PM EDT
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I have a couple jobs coming up, both involve decks.  One is to drive in some LedgerLOKs, the other is to screw down some stair treads that are falling the fuck off because the builder was a 'tard.

Thinking it's a good excuse to buy a cordelss impact driver.

Is this one any good?

Link to DeWalt DCF887M2

Thanks for any replies.
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That'll do anything you want it to.

I'm phasing out my Milwaukee 18v fuel tools for DeWalts. Because DeWalts are 'Murican.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:46:23 PM EDT
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Based on watching AvE for the last 6 months, I say go Hilti or get wherever is on sale.  "Pro-sumer" tools aren't any better than their mid tier counterparts.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:46:38 PM EDT
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My boss swears buy his DeWalts at home but all we have in the shop are Milwaukee.  

My M18 impact will sink LedgerLOKs that my FIL's Rigid will not.

If there is a chance you will buy more tools see which line best fits your needs, DeWalt and Milwaukee both make a ton of tools you won't find at HD or Lowe's.  I would buy either of those brands first.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:47:14 PM EDT
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Milwaukee, DeWalt, Ridgid, Makita, Kobalt, whatever...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:47:32 PM EDT
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Milwaukee fuel
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:48:41 PM EDT
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Everyone's going to chime in with different things but yes that would be fine. I prefer Milwaukee, but I use a lot of their other tools that other brands don't carry. That would be my suggestion, think about potential tools you may want to use the same batteries
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:48:48 PM EDT
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Makita beats DeWalt

Love my Makitas. 4.0mah battery lasts me well over a week of hard daily use (own and operate a small engine repair company)
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:49:19 PM EDT
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That's a step up from the one I have, IIRC.

Handy tool, and the power and runtime afforded by the brushless motor and Li-ion batteries is pretty impressive.  I haven't done much heavier than driving some 3" tapcons so far - it did fine, but I'm not sure how it'd do with heavier lag screws.

ETA: ended up with a pretty decent collection of the 20v dewalt tools, including the 120v flexvolt sliding compound miter saw. Be carefull...it's a slippery slope. I want to add a 1/2" impact and an sds hammer drill.

Milwaukee also makes some really good stuff
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:49:21 PM EDT
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My Milwaukee Fuel is a bad dude.  With the torque settings and trigger it can be very soft or a serious screw runner.  Haven't used it beyond that yet.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:50:27 PM EDT
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I've been really pleased with my Porter Cable 20v Lithium.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:50:44 PM EDT
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The lifetime battery replacement pushed me to the Ridgid 18v x4 a few years ago.  It's been a great tool.  I'm sure there are others that have more power, but the Ridgid has done everything I've asked of it.   It drives deck screws without breaking a sweat.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:51:15 PM EDT
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I've got a $100 DeWalt that I use at work every day.
Yours is so much more spiffier.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:51:27 PM EDT
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I just bought one of the newer 24V Kobalts. I have run the hell out of it and so far so good. Batteries are half the price of the "name" brand tools as well.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:51:55 PM EDT
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I work in refineries.  All I see is dewalt.  I buy Dewalt and all works good for me.
I have impact, drill, jig saw, circular saw, recip saw and radio/charger.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:51:58 PM EDT
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I have this impact driver.

Bosch

It will use either 1/2" or 1/4" attachments.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:54:00 PM EDT
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I like the Dewalt 20v with a 3/8 anvil. Im not a fan of the slip chuck now that they make them with the anvils.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:54:56 PM EDT
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I use that same model at work, mostly for driving screws to repair deck boards.  I like it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:55:01 PM EDT
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I love all of my Makita LXT 18v tools.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:55:23 PM EDT
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I like the Dewalt 20v with a 3/8 anvil. Im not a fan of the slip chuck now that they make them with the anvils.
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Not familiar with an "anvil".  How does that work?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:57:29 PM EDT
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Milwaukee. Just purchased a 3/8 impact. Didn't get the fuel, just the 18v. Very pleased. Father swore by Milwaukee for woodworking stuff. Since I still have some of his tools 35 years later, they have my vote.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:00:37 PM EDT
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I have a 20v dewalt that rocks

All but destroyed a ryobi trying to drive timberlocs
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:01:01 PM EDT
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Got one. Not cheap but that mfer will rip anything out.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:02:26 PM EDT
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Do it. I have the cheap ryobi and I use that sucker all the time. Built a deck, car repairs, house work, tractor work, and just about everything else. Most used tool by far for me.

My buddy has the brushless dewalt very nice, a fair bit faster then my ryobi.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:08:34 PM EDT
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Mpst any brand will work for around the house tasks. I had Makita 18v lithium impact and drill that I built a house and a store with, then sold them in the store. I also have DeWalt 18v NiCad. I really like them because the NiCad batteries seemed to last forever and the ones you thought were shot could be revived by zapping them with a MIG welder.

Now I have a set of Ryobi One+ that I am enjoying. They are cheaper and have some cool little tools you can get that work with the battery system.

All to say, buy whatever fits your budget and it will probably be fine.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:12:08 PM EDT
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Anyone you choose is better than not having one.  Dewalt is always a pretty safe bet.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:12:55 PM EDT
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They come with an integral 3/8 anvil instead of the slip chuck in which you have to place a small 1/4'' bit that snaps on the last fucking screw every time.

http://www.dewalt.com/products/power-tools/impact-drivers-and-wrenches/20v-max-38-impact-wrench-kit-30ah/dcf883l2
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:13:58 PM EDT
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I've been really pleased with my Porter Cable 20v Lithium.
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:14:14 PM EDT
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This is always the correct answer. 
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:15:27 PM EDT
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I use it more than the cordless drill that came in the kit I have had it for over two years.  I use it everyday.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:15:50 PM EDT
[#32]
All my shit is dewalt or Mac which is rebranded dewalt. Good stuff!
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:18:26 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:20:43 PM EDT
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My 18v dewalt has been fantastic. I bought it from CPO outlet so it was a refurb.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:20:49 PM EDT
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I have a 18v Hilti - great drill / driver but the batteries are toasted. $75.00 a piece to rebuild them.
Fuck me.
Picking up a Porter Cable 20v from a buddy on Friday, it should do what I need it to do, I don't build decks and do sheet rock anymore.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:22:05 PM EDT
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i that exact same one, only used it once and i like it. i use the hammer drill a lot more
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:23:39 PM EDT
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newb question, why use that when you can use a cordless/hammer drill also?

impact seems to just have one speed and no clutch?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:56:03 PM EDT
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I've got 4 dewalts.   If I had to buy again I'd go Milwaukee.   Both are outstanding, but I prefer the feel of the Milwaukee.  Milwaukee or DeWalt will suite you fine.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:02:29 PM EDT
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I'd say no.  Get a 12v. For DIY stuff, don't go 20v unless you have bigger plans.  And look at the Milwaukee line at Home Depot.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:04:58 PM EDT
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Milwaukee Dewalt Makita in that order
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:11:36 PM EDT
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impact seems to just have one speed and no clutch?
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I use that same model at work, mostly for driving screws to repair deck boards. I like it.
newb question, why use that when you can use a cordless/hammer drill also?

impact seems to just have one speed and no clutch?
My impact runs screws at 3000ish rpm while my drill dpes about 1000.  1 screw and you'll never notice but go to build a deck and it's a big diff.  For running self tap'rs, there's a night and day diff
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:18:16 PM EDT
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I have the milwaukee m12 fuel impact and that thing has balls. I have to be careful because it will drive a lot of fasteners way too far into my work. I got a $90 battery when i bought the tool so that was nice to add to the collection.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:19:06 PM EDT
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I have a Patek Philippe cordless impact driver. Its a little expensive but I believe in paying for quality. 
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:24:57 PM EDT
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DeWalt DCF610

I've probably bought at least 10 of these over the past several years.  2 for myself (one for home, one for work) and a whole bunch as gifts.  They are like little tanks -- they can drive 4" deck screws into pine without stalling or tiny 2mm machine screws without stripping the threads.  I realize these are probably not what you're looking for (though they do have an impact version) but as far as the brand quality I've been quite happy with it.  The first one I got has been beaten to hell and back, dropped off of ladders, etc. and still runs like the day I got it.

In my experience the really cheap ones (Ryobi, Harbor Freight etc.) tend to 1) have extremely poor battery life and 2) extremely lacking in torque.  The tiny 12v DeWalt has out-torqued cheap drills 3-4x it's size.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:33:02 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:34:01 PM EDT
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Sooooooo basically all the major brands will be more than suitable for the application.

I like Milwaukee, as I have a bunch of their tools and batteries. If I had DeWalt batteries, I'd like their stuff.  If Ridgid had more tools, I'd end up liking their stuff.

Sounds like you have the pick of the litter OP, just buy from some place you can return to of you don't like a tool.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:39:11 PM EDT
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Makita, Milwaukee, and Dewalt are the big three brands in the US.  Any of them should be fine and they all have a good selection of other cordless tools that run off the same batteries.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:46:43 PM EDT
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Jobs as in you're getting paid to do them?

You should have had an impact driver years ago if you are making money with your tools.

I'm just a weekend warrior fwiw. I have a bunch of M12s but I rarely use them now that I have M18 fuel stuff. The M12s are nice if your doing overhead work. I've hit a few knots that will stop my M12 impact driver, put the M18 on it and it might as well be soft pine.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:48:08 PM EDT
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I've been really pleased with my Porter Cable 20v Lithium.
Same here.

One nice thing about the Porter-Cable tools is that after you've got the battery and charger that was included with the tool, you can use them with other "bare" PC tools (i.e., no batteries included) that sell for just a fraction of what most other brands cost. For example, the 20V drill goes for around 30 bucks on Amazon. You can end up with pretty nice collection of 20 volt cordless tools for just a couple hundred bucks.

Generic versions of the batteries are also available on Amazon and ebay - They sell for roughly half the cost of their PC-branded counterparts.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:57:23 PM EDT
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Cant go wrong with the 20v dewalt drivers.
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