If you are not an experienced drill user, you will have some issues choosing one for the very first time whether online or in the stores. Unlike a decade ago, the current market is flooded with all kinds and types of drills. What is more, there are also several types of drills designed to be used differently. These types include drill drivers, combi drills, and impact drills. Reading this piece, you are looking to find out the use of the combi driver. Well, to better understand the use of this type of drill, you also need to understand what the other drill types are used for as well.
Combo drills are considered as all-purpose drills that can perform a variety of functions and can be referred to as a hammer drill driver or an impact drill. Of the three types, however, the combi drill is usually the most expensive since it combines the functions of the two units into one. Many of the combi drills come with a hammer setting. This feature gives the drills a higher and functional impact force as well as a rotational force that will allow you to drill into masonry and concrete.
In the event you will be using the unit to complete your masonry project, it is only advisable that you ensure you are using a specific masonry drill bit that has a carbide or diamond tips. These tips are designed to be hard enough for this specific purpose. Additionally, using a slower setting is in order. Speaking of a slow setting, you should also see to it that you use it where you need a high torque such as screw driving, in addition to the masonry drilling discussed above. Using a combi drill, the high settings are preferred when drilling through metal and wood materials.
- The combi driver can be used to drill through metal, wood and in masonry drilling.
- It can work as a hammer, a drill and a driver.
- Is robust than a drill driver
- Sports a lower speed and torque than an impact driver
- Is expensive than impact and drill drivers
These are similar to combi drills in more ways than one. They are however less robust and also less expensive than the combo drills. As such, in the face of masonry drilling, they will not perform as great (if they do at all), but they will drill through metallic surfaces and wood and are perfect screwdrivers. Most units come with lesser settings and features than combi drills and as such cannot be recommended to a professional as they may need a robust and versatile unit.
- They can be used to drill through metal and wood
- They are perfect screwdrivers and drills
- They are cheaper than combi drills
- They are not as versatile and robust like the combi drills
- They are not great in drilling masonry
- They have a lower speed and torque than an impact driver
These are powerful tools that have been designed to deliver strong and sudden downward and rotational force. They are most often used by professionals like mechanics to loosen the large screws and nuts that have been over-torqued or frozen. The direction of the unit can be changed and also reversed when the screws need to be tightened with greater force than screwdrivers can provide.
- Perfect for high torque and high-speed applications
- Performs great with screwdrivers
- Are compact and thus useful in tiny spaces
- Not ideal for drilling masonry
- Not as versatile as combi drills and drill drivers
With the above explanations of the various types of drills available on the market, you can now tell what combi drivers are used for and even get the best one on the market to meet your project needs.