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We all use power drills to drill the holes thru the jig but is better to use power or cordless

( with the rachet set low ) to put the screws in the pocket. ?

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i like to use my cordless impact driver to drive the screws
i need to caution you on using an impact driver. i have used mine a lot and have a good feel for the tool and how far the screw is going into the wood. give it a try but only on scrap. some pratice and you should be fine using an impact driver for the screws.

He,he,he,he.... Glad you modified your post about the impact driver steve.. I use one too but don't recommend them to just anyone.

As far as the OP, cordless screwdrive with the clutch down until you get a feel for it. Don't know of any clutched, corded drivers anyway. Drywall driver maybe.

As John said, don't know any corded drill with a clutch.  So always use cordless.   I use an impact aslo, drill to predrill and impact to set screw.
Both power drill for the hole's and a 14 volt B&D cordless but make sure that wood work is your thing before you go out and but a impact driver and remember its wood work not building a house.

I use both corded and cordless in a specific combination.

 

- A Milwaukee 2500rpm (variable) corded for drilling the holes. Never have to worry about batteries and I can connect it to my Festool vac so it automatically engages the vac.

 

- Any of 2 or 3 cordless clutched with a clutch setting usually of 5 to 8 (depending on the hardness of the wood) for building/driving the screws. Plus, no cord to maneuver in the tight spaces as things begin to come together.

 

I have an impact driver. But my taste is to never use it for building with Kreg. Too much worry about spinning out the screws while driving them. And, while you can make it work, an impact driver simply isn't designed for drilling.

 

...Doug

I go with corded (which I need a new one) for drilling, especially if I am going to be doing a lot of drilling. I use my little 10.8v Makita for driving the screws and will only use the impact driver in extreme cases (it's too loud). I do not even own a full size cordless drill because I hate them so much. Maybe one day technology will change my mind.
Just out of curiousity, what is your particular issue with cordless drills, battery life?

Johnny D. Rich said:
I go with corded (which I need a new one) for drilling, especially if I am going to be doing a lot of drilling. I use my little 10.8v Makita for driving the screws and will only use the impact driver in extreme cases (it's too loud). I do not even own a full size cordless drill because I hate them so much. Maybe one day technology will change my mind.Just o
Simple answer, yes. :)

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