Most DIYers own a cordless drill/driver, which is a great tool for drilling holes and driving short screws. While they’re versatile, cordless drill/drivers lack the power needed to drive long screws or lag screws.

To tackle heavy-duty screwing jobs, such as installing a deck, consider using a cordless impact driver. An impact driver combines rotation with percussion that uses a hammering action to drive screws faster than standard drill/drivers.

While impact drivers cost more than drill/drivers, they deliver three to four times the power to get the job done faster and easier.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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