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I need this!
Doing up my deck and stick of having to swap bits to drill > countersink > drive.
You can combine drilling and countersink in one BTW but with a driver with enough torque can all be done at once depending on what wood your using
I would think you'd risk splitting the wood, no? Isn't that why you predrill?
Something like this:
Predrill and countersink in one operation. However if you are doing an entire deck of hardwood, you might be better off with a separate countersink bit for longevity.
@black crush: These bits are fine for hardwood. Overkill for softwood applications.
@black crush: Yeah, just in the middle of a decent size hardwood deck project and the combo bit has saved a lot of time and ensured a more consistent countersink depth/diameter.
I was using macsim screws so got the matching bit, https://www.bunnings.com.au/macsim-10g-standard-head-clever-...
I will admit, the actual countersink component can leave more burrs than I'd expect/hope, but overall worthwhile. Even survived drilling into steel for a matching gate.
@NotSpanky: I have those black crush. They are a good countersink bit set. Use it for hardwood decking. Make the job much faster.
I just used this on a 6m x 4m spotted gum deck.
It takes quite a few test holes in a bit of offcut to get it right but after that, no need to think at all, it's about at risk free as you can get.
I was looking at the price and thinking is it worth the extra, then quickly added it to the cost of the timber, subtracted a week of takeaway coffee and bought one.
Depends how close to edges you're drilling, the wood you're using, and the screws you're using… Trial and error.
Yeah I was using one below but after about 20 or goes it ended up snapping the drill bit.
Got another drill bit to put into it but then it just ends up spinning out and have to retighten, then of course I ended up tightening it.
Look in to scrooz. Awesome stuff!
I got the PriceHipster notification and immediately bought just in case it was a fluke. Came back here to post, but you've beaten me to it lol
me too, i've been waiting for this one.
Just put through a Click and collect order.
Hammer drill is down to $99 too https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-pxc-brushless-hammer-drill...
I've got this, and it.. could be better. I don't know if it's just mine, or the design of it, but it doesn't take much to stop the motor when set to 'screw' or 'drill' mode - 'hammer' is good.
Does it use the torque adjustment/clutch with it in regular drill mode?
No, just when set to screws.
Agreed. I tried using it to mix concrete but it cuts out so quick when torque gets higher… Sorry I clicked link, but I was refering to the rotary hammer drill.
What date catalog are they matching?
This set on the 14th
Hi OP, can you share us some buffer deals? thanks
Might be a stupid question, but can this be used to remove lug nuts?
You want to use an impact wrench for lug nuts.
Thank you for clarifying!
The affordable one with good torque is the ryobi NON brushless.
Brushless should in theory be 'better' but theyve used a smaller motor it seems.
The brushed is amazing though.
Fully disassembled every bolt it can reach on 103 vehicles, before the brushes got lazy (still works though).
@MasterScythe: Which model number for the brushed one?
If you crack them first sure. Better off with a impract wrench tho
Impact wrench would be better, but I use an impact driver and they actually work great for quick wheel changes at track days etc. Best use a torque wrench to finish them off when putting the lug nuts back on (and might need to crack to remove if they are stubborn).
Best use a torque wrench to finish them off when putting the lug nuts back on
Best use a torque wrench to finish them off when putting the lug nuts back on
Pffft! Just count the number of ugga duggas to judge how tight it is.
Yeah you can. I use an adaptor. Not the best but it works
it should. torque ratings on most cars are less than 180nm.
the ozito impact wrench (215nm torque rated) has exactly the same load speed and impact rating, which leads me to believe the actual motor/internals is the same as the impact driver. and it's just the chuck design that is affecting the torque rating between the impact driver vs wrench.
If you are just a occasional DIYer, I think this should be enough for most of your needs. all you need is a 1/2" socket adapter.
The one that came in the ozito set did not have near enough power to remove or tighten lug nuts despite the specs saying 180nm.
An AEG one that is rated to 195nm does the job but only just.
I would go with a ryobi one if you are only looking for a cheap one to remove wheels.
Do I need this? Probibly not. Shall I buy it? Most definitely.
Precisely where I'm at with this one… Likewise about 3wks ago with the $29 Grass Trimmer Kit… In fact, it's often where I end up with just about every Ozito product I own!
Does this Impact driver takes the same battery as that of the $29 Grass Trimmer Kit?
@iand: Not should do, does do.
@DisabledUser41709: so you're saying it does but it shouldn't do so 🙂
Any idea if it’s Powerful enough for Car wheel nuts removal?
Check two comments above.
Guys absolute noob question from a person who has never drilled a hole in the wall. Can this impact driver be used to drill holes and also serve as a screwdriver ?
Yes. Need hex drill bits tho
You’re better off getting an actual drill driver. Too much force with an impact driver and you’ll strip screws no doubt without the right bits.
Disagree strongly… you will strip more screws driving them with a drill driver than an impact driver.
So you’d use an impact driver to drill holes in plaster walls? And to take apart items with screws? OK.
@LittleTicket: They're saying they'd use an impact driver to drive screws, not drill holes.
@LittleTicket: The topic mentioned was driving screws not drilling holes.
Driving/removing screws = impact driver. The impact means far less pressure needs to be held on the screw to prevent stripping.
Drilling holes = drill (driver).
@Zanadar: I’m not going tit for tat but he says “would it be ok to drill holes?”. I’ll call it a day there.
@LittleTicket: I replied to you… clown.
"You’re better off getting an actual drill driver. Too much force with an impact driver and you’ll strip screws no doubt without the right bits."
A drill driver should have multiple clutch settings to prevent that.
@Qbagger: Yes the only time i would use a drill driver to drive in a screw (instead of an impact) is when driving into weak material like ikea furniture as the clutch helps to avoid overdriving whereas an kmpact will drive that screw allllll the way if you let it haha
This is categorically wrong. The rotating hammer motion that an impact driver generates was designed to counter this exact issue. I've used this exact impact driver hundreds of times, and it doesn't slip out.
What size holes you wanna drill? And what is your wall made out of?
for example I want to drill a hole in the Internet box in the garage to allow for some lan cables to pass through. The box is metal but very thin.
You would need quite a large diameter HSS (high speed steel) bit to make a hole big enough to fit ethernet cables (due to the chunky end clips) so drill bits that size in an impact driver would not be appropriate for that task.
@Qbagger: Also, impact drivers do not really allow the control to do precision screw driving. More of a brute force kinda approach! ie they work well to drive long screws into hard wood decking for example but you ideally wouldn't use one to carefully put together IKEA furniture!
@Qbagger: They could just cut the connector off and drill the diameter of the cable, feed it through and crimp on a new RJ45 connector. Really not that hard to do.
@elli0t: That would help considerably. But even if they want two ethernet cables to go through a hole in thin metal you would need something like a 10mm diameter bit which is probably not commonly found in hex shank drill bit kits.
@Qbagger: A step drill bit is the thing you want for large holes sheet metal. They're perfect for the job.
Get a drill driver instead: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-pxc-18v-drill-driver-skin-...
Thanks heaps bought one. Now on to youtube tutorials.
No worries. Impact driver is very useful when you have to drive, say, a thousand screws into wood (such as building a deck, fence, etc. For the occasional drilling around the house a drill driver does both jobs perfectly.
Better off with the hammer drill kit they're also using to price match Aldi's kit.
$99 with 2 batteries and fast charger….hammer function, metal chuck vs plastic, 55Nm vs 40Nm.
Sorry for the very beginner's question - but how does it compare to this "home 12V"
Looking for my 1 drill to add to my toolbox lol
Get the one I linked above.
The 18v will have more grunt, 10mm plastic chuck vs 13mm metal chuck (meaning you can fit larger drill bits in the 18v drill and the metal chuck is a lot sturdier), hammer function so you can drill in to brick if need be, more flexibility with the 18v PXC eco-system, meaning you can a wider range of tools over time, 2 batteries vs 1.
@whitelie: thank you for your quick reply!
I'm looking to be more economical as this will be my first powertool and would like to learn very basic DIY around the house.
It'll be used for basic woods like pine/mdf and thin metals like aluminium/galvanised steel at first.
Also not fussed about the battery as I won't be using it for hours on end.
Other than the chucks, anything else a novice needs to know? haha
@nshlee: I would certainly get the hammer drill kit linked above given the relatively small price difference. It also comes with 2 batteries which is handy as you can charge one while working with the other.
You can also use the same charger and batteries for other PXC tools as @whitelie mentioned above.
@nshlee: I'd usually just recommend to get the best you can afford. Ozito represents great value for money for a DIYer especially if something goes wrong with it, it's very easy to exchange for a new one at Bunnings. I think the hammer drill will cover your needs and you get a spare battery to chuck in something like this impact driver so you don't have to drill the hole, take the drill bit out, swap it to a screw driver attachment, put the screw in, repeat for as many screws as you're doing….very handy having two tools if you're drilling and screwing a lot.
@nshlee: The 12v is bit more of a toy.
Spend only a tiny bit more and get the 18v one. Better build, better power, better life.
It will make doing what you want (drilling etc) much easier.
@PVA: Thank you for the reassurance!
As the others said, get the 18v ozito one for $99. The 12v home version isn't very strong and you will struggle with drilling through hardwoods, etc. Also the one 1.5ah battery means you will run out of juice half way through a job then have to wait an hour or two before restarting. I had an older version of the home one. Its really only good as an electric screw driver and drilling into light materials. Since getting an ozito pcx drill, I don't use the home anymore.
@ialam99: @bio @whitelie
Wow thanks everyone for their input!
You guys have absolutely convinced me after sleeping on in it hahaha
yes you can, you can also use a sledgehammer to hammer a nail instead of a claw hammer
bought one before they get soldout! Thank OP.
Also whats the diff between hammer drill/impact driver/drill driver in layman terms?
can this drill holes in wood?
Hammer drills -> drills and hammer
Drill Driver- Can Drill
Impact driver-> mainly for screws
oh thanks for the explanation. would you mind recommending a 'drill bit set' that does all jobs that this tool can perform?
Yes please need this info
Of course this will depend on what you use your drills for, how often, how long you expect bits to last, but I honestly suggest that you buy each of the functions separately. Also you'd want to spend a little bit more money that it would've been to get a "256 in 1" kit…
Why? You ask…
These one size fits all drill bits packages are made with one very simple task in mind - Be as cheap as possible so that everyone who buys a drill has our pack in their toolbox too…
What does this actually mean?
Impact driver heads (think Phillips head, flathead, hexagon etc) in these kits are not made to go through the stresses encountered by an impact driver - ALL kits/brands worth their weight all have some form of impact dampening or shaft reinforcement unique to the brand. There's a reason for this!
Similarly for drill bits (for creating holes in things) can range from a couple cents each to $100ea. Buying a decent brand named set of drill bits will not only save you endless frustration for years to come, depending on how crazy you go it may be the last bit kit you'll ever need to buy! Cheap generic crap found in the multi-kits, quite literally start wearing after they've done one hole in any sort of wood, and forget about trying to quickly bang out 10 pre-drill holes back to back in something you're building. Itll be a long, slow & frustrating process with cheap bits.
I've covered the two "main" applications for drills in general, but the logic stands true for absolutely any "consumable" part you're going to buy for your drills.
Yes, the cheap and nasty stuff does have a place besides the rubbish bin. In my opinion and usage cases, they're one time use items or "maybe one day I'll need one" type scenarios. I'd certainly never rely on them to get me through a project of any sort.
@nashak: Thanks for the lengthy but informative response
use your hammer with your drill bit on it to make a pilot hole
use the impact to smash the screw into the hole
makes putting things together 10x quicker
Hammer drill is mostly a drill, with a slight percussive option. It can be used for masonry, but takes forever. For real masonry work you want a rotary hammer the takes SDS drill bits.
Impact driver is for driving screws. The impacts occur in the rotation (rather than forward and back like in a hammer drill). They're loud, but do a great job if you have heaps of screws; the impact also helps the screws go in.
Drill driver is a drill, but has a torque setting so you can use it for driving screws without striping the heads.
An impact driver is not typically used for drilling; it only takes hex bits; that said you can buy hex drill bits, but you won't have control over speed, and the impacts will make accurate placing difficult.
Was thinking of getting a Makita one but damn, for that price….
Buy it. I got a Black+Decker one for $20 when SCA was clearing them and built a whole deck with it. The brand does not matter much for an impact driver for DIY purposes.
Get the lawn kit for $29 with charger and battery https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/575305
Only if it was available :(
Noob question. Is the 2.5a battery in the lawn kit better than the hammer drill 1.5a battery or r they the same?
2.5a is better but having 2 batteries has its own advantages (charge one while using the other).
$10 cheaper than the normally priced brushed version: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-pxc-18v-impact-driver-skin...
Can anyone confirm if the SCA toolpro batteries are compatible with ozito ?
No they're not. They might look visually similar but they're not actually the same.
If you own a 3D printer, or know someone who does, it doesn't ta0ke much to have a fully functioning adapter knocked up… Early on in "home 3d printing" days, these conversion adapters as well as wall mounts for batteries were a high demand product with some decent money to be made. I still sell them to this day on eBay, but at rate of 1 a month maybe, and at a breakeven price
but at rate of 1 a month maybe, and at a breakeven price
but at rate of 1 a month maybe, and at a breakeven price
Out of curiosity, do you bother to continue selling it if no profit is being made?
Are these batteries interchangeable with Bunnings ozito batteries?
This is skin only so no battery included. It works with ozito's PXC batteries.
I put this in the wrong thread. I meant the aldi tools.
No, ALDI & Ozito are not the same. In fact I don't know of any two brands that are the same, if you exclude variations on a brand name for resale in another country.
I actually printed a battery adapter last ALDI special, because I purchased the 5in1 Garden Multi-tool thing. As it was an 18v x 2 tool, there was no way I was going to fork out for 2x 4Ah batteries, then a 2Ah/Charger kit just so I could use it! So I'm came the Ozito Battery to ALDI tool adapter!