Are impact bits right for you? A lot has been written about them since they came out a few years back. There is a constant debate surrounding, “When do I use an impact or a standard bit?”. Impact bits are “new and shiny” (comparatively) which consumers (myself included) gravitate to. Standard bits are cheap and plentiful. There is definitely a market for both standard and impact bits. So which kind do I choose? The answer isn’t complicated. If you spent a sizable sum on purchasing a very cool impact driver isn’t it time that you arm it with the correct bit? Think about this. A Ferrari is a very cool automobile but you wouldn’t want to handicap its performance or even potentially damaging it by putting crummy low octane (or ethanol fuel) in it would you? Same sort of mentality applies to impact drivers and standard bits. Standard bits might be okay for general around the house applications but to best utilize the impact driver in the way it was designed requires impact bits. Some of the best impact bits we carry and I recommend are produced in Germany by Felo. Even though impact bits weigh in at roughly 3 times the cost of standard bits, Felo impact bits deliver higher end torque and repeated impact invulnerability than standard bits could ever hope to match. Tip damage and metal fatigue is minimized by Felo’s custom absorption cascade used to diffuse pressure. The precision machined tips grip the fastener securely preventing cam-out failures which can also cause tip damage. If you are doing work that requires an impact driver, please consider impact bits as a vital accessory. Your impact driver will thank us.