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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Good bit, handy size!
I do a lot of screwing. Mostly with a power drill. I'm always looking for good screw bits. This is good. No trouble with fit and no problem with strength.
These bits are rated "Impact", apparently for the impact-drivers which are becoming popular. The slender shank is perhaps intended to wind-up on impact then un-wind to deliver that energy to the screw. I do not have an impact driver, so I put a wrench on a bit. The bit took the maximum effort I could apply on a 6-inch bar. I would not expect most #2-square screws to reliably take such torque without stripping the head or shearing the shank.
May 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mikkel1955 A must for impact drivers.
If you use an impact driver, then you should be using this style of bit. I have managed to break the tip on standard bits, but never on a shockwave bit. They also seam to last longer.
I use this bit for driving deck screws. It grips well, and doesn't round corners. I have also used it for driving pocket screws, but it can be a bit short if you can't get the driver in far enough. I need to get a couple of longer ones. I have a long non-impact-rated bit, but I don't like to use that in the impact driver.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Starmapper Great Fit and highly Functional
Milwaukee makes great tools big and small, and this power bit is no exception. The 3 1/2” length is ideal for almost all applications, and the fit into the 1/4” hex chuck on my drivers is tight and firm. There's almost no play in the chuck, and the fit into square-head screws is equally tight, much more so than many other driver tips. I can't vouch for the claim it absorbs “3x more torque” than other impact bits, but I can say it takes everything my impact drivers throw at it. Like many other hardened steel bits it isn't very magnetic, so it doesn't hold screws when used with magnetic chuck extensions, but the tip is so well machined it holds most screws anyway. It's a great accessory and I recommend it without reservation.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonaldR An Improvement!
Although, a square recess bit is nothing new, this one definitely improves upon an old product. I particularly liked and appreciated the 3 1/2" length. This bit seats squarely and flatly in the screws its meant for, and makes driving them a safe, simple and accurate task. The new and improved shaft stays rigid with any amount of pressure. I liked the fact that the length is somewhere between the standard bit ends that come with driver sets and the long bits that come with a Kreg's jig.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marty Good buy
These impact square recess power bits have worked out real well for us. We do electric and air condition service and this length of bit, 3 1/2 inch seems to do some of the electric work a whole lot easier than the 2 inch or 6 inch ones. We have been using several different bits from Milwaukee and we are sold on these bits. If we could just stop losing them, we have not broke or wore any out in the past couple years.
April 11, 2016