In most lines of work, it’s not uncommon to crack under pressure.I know that working a 9-to-5 desk job would be enough to make me crack under pressure, which is why I’m extremely grateful to work in a field as hands-on and rewarding as woodworking.
However, the materials and tools I use can’t always say the same. Stressed and overworked pieces of hardwood can crack if I don’t treat them with enough love, and I’m not estranged to bit breaking when I put them up to a real challenge.
That’s why I was super psyched when the Home Depot asked me to try out RYOBI 70pc. Impact Rated Driving Kit. Designed to handle to force and impact that an impact driver calls for, the RYOBI 70pc. Impact Rated Driving Kit has helped me power through some serious projects. Check out this tool review and see what you think!
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After trying out a surplus of drill and driver bits that claim to be ‘designed for impact,’ I’ve learned that I can’t always get my hopes up. Because of this, I definitely entered this review with a bit of suspicion — even coming from a trusted brand like RYOBI.
After trying these out, I stand corrected. I put these bits to the toughest challenges I could think of and so far so good. The RYOBI 70pc. Impact Rated Driving Kit includes bits that are designed with a hex shank and internal torsion zone that absorbs the impact of high torque. This mimizes breakage on even your toughest jobs, providing you with a long-lasting and reliable product. This combines with a precision-milled bit tip on your bits so that they fit and drill perfectly every time.
The RYOBI 70pc. Impact Rated Driving Kit includes a magnetic screw guide, socket adaptors, and nut drivers so that you have everything you need to get the job done. For added convenience, this driving kit has a modular case that is easily customizable and removable so that you can make it work best for you and your workflow. As a guy that’s big on in-shop customization, this has been a real game changer for me. Additionally, this will be great for on-site build-up of my bigger projects because it’s super portable, reliable, and works with a number of impact drivers I have in the shop.
In my years as a builder, I’ve burned through more bits than I can count. Whether they break, shred, or strip in the process, any type of breakage is a major headache. The RYOBI 70pc. Impact Rated Driving Kit brings the reliability I need in a bit to one dynamic and convenient case. Best of all, at under $20, this thing makes a great gift for the builder in your life — and you know they’ll get plenty of use at it. Boom: John Malecki saves Christmas/Hanukkah/Birthdays. You’re welcome.
My final thoughts here are pretty simple. If you use an impact driver on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis, the RYOBI 70pc. Impact Rated Driving Kit is a no-brainer. This kit keeps your project moving while providing the reliability you need in your shop. Not only does it work great, but the added bonus of convenience and portability makes it great for woodworkers of all kinds.
Thanks for checking out this review! If you liked it, be sure to check out some of my other projects!
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