What is the difference between these two tools?
What is the difference between a DEWALT 18-Volt 1/2" Cordless Compact Drill/Driver and a DEWALT 18-Volt 1/4" Cordless Impact Driver? Does the first tool switch between a drill and a driver?
- William BLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
the 1/2 inch refers to the chuck capacity
and the 1/4 inch is also
the 1/2 inch will take up to a 1/2 drill bit the 1/4 will only take a 1/4 inch bit
get the 1/2 size
The drill driver is a changeable option
you switch to either oneSource(s): maint man /old timer
- don_sv_azLv 79 years ago
First tool is a drill or screwdriver tool that will hold up to a 1/2 inch diameter bit.
Second tool is a 1/4 inch square drive impact wrench it will not drill or drive screws it is used with a socket set to remove nuts and bolts.
- KenLv 69 years ago
A drill driver is a common, multi-purpose drill, mostly used for drilling holes; it can also drive screws. It has a clutch that slips when encountering resistence to avoid over-driving a screw.
An impact driver is mostly used for driving screws; it can also drill holes. It can automatically adjust torque per encountered resistence and is prefered when driving large numbers of screws.Source(s): "Drill Driver vs Impact Driver vs Hammer Drill" http://www.howtodecide.com/drill-type/
- Ronald GreeneLv 79 years ago
A drill/driver is used to drill holes and tighten/loosen screws.
An impact driver is used exclusively to tighten/loosen screws. An impact driver is better for this because it reduces the risk of twisting the head off a screw, as a drill/driver could. It also allows more precise tightening of screws to a specific torque.Source(s): Experience