There has been a dramatic change in the fastener industry over the decade. Now the scenario has changed completely. Earlier were contractors who relied on the hammer, screwdriver or drills have now shifted their attention to a more effective and powerful tool- the impact driver. This paradigm shift has turned the professionals away from conventional screws and nails towards a star drive screw, a specially equipped fastener that is an appropriate match for the impact driver.
Before driving further let us understand what is impact driver and its history. This will give a better understanding of the role that is played by impact driver and its revolution over time.
An impact driver is a power tool that is designed in such a manner that it will deliver a strong, rotational force for quick and efficient driving. It might look almost similar like a cordless drill, however, an impact driver is engineered to drive screw faster and easier than alternative method.
Do you know earlier impact wrench was used for what?
During the 1990s it was basically used as a pneumatic wrench in automobile manufacturing shops and mechanics. It was after 2010 that Battery and drill technology that ultimately reached the zenith to introduce a cordless impact driver. The advantage of this over an electric drill was discovered soon when driving into tight places- mainly driving long screws into woods- particularly in decking projects. The weight of the tool is another added advantage to regular drills. With the evolution of impact driver, it has become easier for the contractors to use them more critically.
Today with all these advantages of brushless impact driver are replacing the standard hammer drills in many toolboxes. The main reason behind this is the amount of torque they offer while handling big jobs. Owing to these major benefits, there has been an increase in the amount of impact driver currently being supplied to the contractors. In the fastener industry, more than 80 per cent Of the remodelling market now use an impact driver to install the fastener.
You might be aware that in comparison to normal or cordless drill, an impact driver delivers more power and control. Not only this it creates a much higher rotational torque than conventional drills, allowing for faster drill time.
Advantages of impact driver which has made it more popular
- Impact driver can easily fit in to 4-5 inch space
- Since manufacturer uses Lithium ion battery, the battery Power has grown from 9.6V to 18V making it more preferable for the manufacturer to use.
Owing to this growing advantages the importance and popularity of impact driver is increasing.
It is no more a surprise how many fastener manufacturers have adopted the use of impact driver since it has entered the market.
To sum up, all I want to say is that is a small power tool but it will continue to make a huge impact for the fastener industry in the coming years.
Hope this blog will be of great help for you to understand the kind of essential role it plays for the manufacturer in the toolkit box. You cannot understate it’s importance as with the help of it you are able to do critical jobs easily.