How come electric screwdriver doesn't stay in screw thread quite a bit?

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Old 01-08-17, 02:15 PM
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How come electric screwdriver doesn't stay in screw thread quite a bit?

Hi. This is my first time using an electric drill/screwdriver and I was putting up some drywall the other day and noticed it's a little tricky to keep the screwdriver bit in the screw whilst screwing screws in.

I noticed that getting more behind the screw and putting a little weight behind it seemed to help. I also noticed that the driver STOPPED screwing in the drywall screws sometimes short of making them flush or slightly embedded and made a "funny noise".

At first I didn't have the drill set to the "screw" speed, but noticed and turned it to (I think 24 or screw picture), but I still got the same symptoms as Ive described above.

I did get better at it though after a few hours and it seemed to work better. Maybe there's just a slight "touch and feel" learning curve?

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Old 01-08-17, 02:25 PM
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How about letting us know what drill/driver you are using. Making sure you are using a new bit also helps. We go through a box of bits in a couple of weeks. As soon as I hear one cam out, I tell them to change the bit.
 
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Old 01-08-17, 02:33 PM
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Bit worn out and clutch not on right setting.
 
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Old 01-08-17, 03:24 PM
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It takes practice using a regular drill/driver for sheetrock.
The clutch doesn't always stop the screw at the desired depth.

If it drives it to deep..... leave it and put another one in next to it.
 
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Old 01-08-17, 03:58 PM
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These bits help to set the screw correctly, they come in handy for small jobs.

You can set your torque as high as you like and the screw head will not puncture the wallboard.

DEWALT Drywall Screw Setter (4-Pack)-DW2014C4 - The Home Depot
 
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Mine is a Ryobi and is 2 months old and hardly used.
 
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Old 01-08-17, 08:52 PM
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Mine is a Ryobi and is 2 months old and hardly used.
Well.... that's no good. Time to put it to use.
 
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Old 01-09-17, 05:07 AM
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If it is 18 volt, it will do the job. You need to put very good pressure on the screw to make it drive right. I would opt for a driver rather than a drill any day for this job. Impact doesn't tend to cam out as fast as a drill will.
 
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Old 01-09-17, 08:22 AM
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I found oddly name brand bits didn't last as long as the no name bits in a fish bowl at the check out counter.
 
 

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