As tool manufacturers continue to develop more powerful tools, the bits that work in tandem must also improve to keep up with the pace of the jobsite. That’s why Bosch developed Impact Tough™ Impact Driver Bits – upgraded with design functionality and toughness to deliver 10X more life than standard impact bits.
“Impact drivers today are offering more torque than ever before, so professionals need a series of bits that can keep up with these more powerful tools,” said Desmond Smith, product manager, accessories, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “As a power tool accessory leaders, Bosch took the time to perfect the manufacturing process for Impact Tough bits in order to meet the most rugged applications on the jobsite.”
The upgraded Impact Tough bits include an impact-rated line of screw driving bits, double-ended bits, nut setters, sockets and bit holders, each enhanced to handle next-generation high torque impact drivers.
Bosch started by developing its Xtended Torsion Zone™, a feature that absorbs torque peaks to reduce breakage. Impact Tough series transfers torque stress at the tip of the bit to the enhanced Torsion Zone for tension dissipation, making them stronger and more reliable.
In addition, the tips themselves are precision designed and machined for a better integrated fit. This delivers more torque to the screw, lessens slippage and reduces cam-out damage for a longer-lasting bit. And Bosch designed an exclusive manufacturing process, incorporating heat-treated materials to improve each bit’s strength and overall life.
Impact Tough Double-Ended Bits (6″ bits) now provide a Dual Torsion Zone, protecting each end of the bit. This feature means these bits last twice as long, doubling their life while delivering higher ultimate torque in tough applications.
All the bits in the upgraded Impact Tough series come with a silver, high-visibility sleeve so pros on the jobsite can easily find them in a toolbox or on the ground. The easily recognizable coating also has laser markings to clearly identify each bit. The laser inscriptions are easier to read than traditional stamped scripts.