I've been doing it wrong all these years. Whenever putting a screw into a 2 x 4 I would always drill a pilot hole and then put the screw in with my trusty DeWalt corded 3/8" drill. More often than not, it would get tough towards the end and I'd always end up stripping the driver bit and never would get the screw in deep enough. But - that was life and I soldiered thinking that's just how you do it, with plenty of replacement driver bits handy.
Then one day I saw the driver in a store and thought - 'What in the world?!' Then I ended up on Amazon looking at this 2-piece kit. I really liked the compact form factor of these two, and for the price I decided to try it.
Today I put up a 14' section of fence and then it came time to attach the rails to the post. The 2 x 4's were regular type (not the soft rough sawn cedar) and the posts were treated. This thing starts the screw well and then the hammer action kicks in and drives the 3" coated screw all the way in with no problem!! No pilot holes necessary. In some cases it kept going until the screw was 1/4" below the surface, but the thing has power. This tool alone changes my approach to many things. It probably still has plenty of charge left too - I forgot to check when I was done.
Where has it been all my life?! Better late than never I guess. Oh and the drill is a dream as well -