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Impact driver praise

close up of me using DeWalt impact driver on exterior coveringIt's been over a year since I first started using the DeWalt impact driver and I still think it's an awesome tool.

The LED work light is handy when working in dark corners and the petite size is easier to fit into small spaces while at the same time decreasing wrist fatigue with its light weight.

We still use the DeWalt hammer drill for big holes, but most fastener driving gets done with the impact driver.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Cordless tools area god send for not only professional, but for heads up homesteaders everywhere. The convenience of working without a cord is immeasurable. The best advice I can give to you and other young ones is to buy one step up from what you feel you can afford when it comes to any tool. I have been in the building trades for forty some years and depend on my tools to feed me, my wife and support a whole mess of animals and local non-profits. As you are quite aware, homesteading is not cash positive adventure.

Full disclosure, I use mostly Milwaukee tools as I have had exceptional service from them. including some that I have inherited from my grandfather. I will admit that Dewalt will do in a pinch. (sort of like the Chevy, Dodge, Ford truck loyalties).

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