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Impact Driver 101: How to Use the Socket-Drive Adapter

Pro tips on turning your impact driver into a socket wrench

In this video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement demonstrates how to utilize the socket adapter to transform your impact driver into a fast tool for driving hex-headed lag bolts and fasteners. Unlike a drill/driver, the impact mechanism has the power to drive bolts properly and quickly.

Learn how to:

• Utilize a socket adapter

• Use impact driver as an alternative to a socket wrench

• Quickly drive bolts