Kreg Owners' Community

Is there any problems with using a impact driver for driving screws?
Thanks Ron

Views: 1532

Replies are closed for this discussion.

Replies to This Discussion

Just My Opinion....

The Screw Guns usually have a better Setting for Driving Screws....Real Light to Real Rugged...or of course Drill.

The Impact Driver will keep driving the screw all the way through the pocket hole as there usually isn't a Chuck Setting....

I bought a small Milwaukee Cordless screw gun and I'm happy with it,
this way I can set the setting on the clutch on the nose of the screw gun for different settings for Coarse and Fine thread Kreg Screws.

Good Luck,
I use impact drivers. Yes, they will overdrive a screw if you let them but you develop a "feel" for when to to stop. On 3/4" pine I generally let off the trigger as soon as I hear the first impact. Hardwoods you can go a bit tighter. I also watch for any gap at the joint and glue squeeze out. Of course if you use the Kreg Jig, Stop Blocks, a high RPM drill for drilling the holes and a drill/driver with a properly set clutch it is purty much fool proof. That is unless there is some natural variation in the density of the material you are working with or the finish of the screws you are using, or any of a number of other factors which could require the operator to use his mind. The sight, feel, and sound all give you hints as to just when you should let go.

Yes, I know "purty" is not a word, but I like it anyway.
You don't need an impact driver. You'll blow right though the wood you're working with. A regular drill with a 'low' speed setting and a clutch works the best
I have several drills and a few impacts, impacts are great for building fences or driving lag bolt.Drills are for your finesse jobs where you cant afford to ruin a work peice with one mistake the clutch is your friend.
I totally agree

Whatfelloff said:
I have several drills and a few impacts, impacts are great for building fences or driving lag bolt.Drills are for your finesse jobs where you cant afford to ruin a work peice with one mistake the clutch is your friend.


Need Help?

For Technical Support, please call 800-447-8638 or send a message. Reps are available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm CST. 


  • Add Videos
  • View All


Kreg Accu-Cut and Rip-Cut 4 Replies

First off tried to mention all this to Kreg via Email and just because I live outside the USA seems that the system does not work as they say phone number invalid, which is not.OK bought a Accu-Cut and set it up no problems there worked OK both…Continue

Started by Kenneth J Hunt in Other Kreg® Products. Last reply by Kenneth J Hunt yesterday.

Router bits 4 Replies

Tungsten carbide? Skill level is beginning woodworker

Started by MINICOOPERUSAF in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Tim Grace on Monday.

R3 part

hi all can anybody help got r3 for Xmas and I have noticed that the gray tabs are different think somebody  in assembly was talking the piss day and I have 1 metric side and imperial side so they don’t match up hellllp plzericContinue

Started by Eric Kershaw in Beginners' Zone Jan 8.

Having issues with K5 5 Replies

I watched the setup videos, searched for information and spent half a day and can not get the clamp to hold.i tightened up the screws underneath in various stages up to fully tightened, makes no difference.I do not get the two clicks and I can slide…Continue

Started by Todd Caldwell in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Glen S Jan 7.

Product Reviews

Merry Christmas r3

 Hi all Santa left me one under the tree the elf thar made it must have had a bad morning because one gray tab is metric and the other one is imperial help Santa what do I do

thanks Eric 

Posted by Eric Kershaw on January 8, 2019 at 6:27pm

Kreg Project Center Work Station

The Kreg Project Center is great by itself, but 2 KPC's are better than 1 when you want to set up a 12 ft. work station in a couple minutes.…


Posted by Glenn Revheim on April 5, 2018 at 5:57am — 4 Comments

Festool Domino 500

The first thing I will do is set price aside and focus on the tool and why I bought the Domino. 

      I have orders for a few dining tables and chairs.  I have made one prototype chair, while I have all the tools to make angled…


Posted by justin waldron on April 2, 2018 at 5:46am

Kreg Foreman

I have built many kitchens and finally decided to buy the Foreman, because my latest kitchen consisted of 28 cabinets and I was over my hand hurting from all the drilling, moving the clamp etc., it seemed like a smart choice.



Posted by justin waldron on January 8, 2018 at 4:05am — 2 Comments

© 2019   Created by KregRep.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service