Impact Drills

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Impact Drills

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Synonyms: percussion drills, hammer drills;
DE: Schlagbohrmaschinen, SBM
Type: power drill
Material: depending on the bit
(usually stone or concrete)
Used with: drill bits including masonry drill bits;
various other bits
Access: after a personal introduction
Tutors: Lukas
Similar (More or Less): other drills

An impact drill is a type of hammer drill, meaning it has a setting that adds a lengthwise beating motion to the rotating bit, thereby making it capable of driving masonry drill bits.

With this hammering function disabled (and only then), it can also be used with "regular" drill bits or screwdriver bits. Something you should keep in mind though: cordless drills usually have a brake that stops the rotation as soon as you let go of the trigger, but impact drills will spin out and may drive your screws in too deep, especially if you are working with soft wood!

Need more power? A rotary hammer is similar, but packs a much stronger punch and may require special bit shafts ("SDS"). It can often also chisel without rotation.


Skil 6365

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Skil 6365

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Location: wood workshop
Tutors:
Manual: Skil.de


Metabo SBE 710

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Metabo SBE 710

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Location: Lukas' CoMaking bench
Access: upon request
Tutors:
Manual: Metabo-Service.com (also a copy in the case)

Lukas' drill (pictured) has two gears and six different strength settings.