The Concept Impact and Collated driver is a new product
but we have been able to compile a list of questions which
have been repeatedly asked : -
1. Who are Concept Distribution ?
Concept is a new company supplying quality building products
at good value to the professional builder . We have a philosophy
to offer unique quality products which will speed up and
improve peoples working lives
The tool uses top quality components making it ideal for
the professional builder . The batteries are powerful long
lasting 2.4Ah Ni-Cd batteries so providing longevity to the
working life of the tool . There is nothing else like this
available to the professional builder and represents two
tools for the price of one . The impact driver alone is approx
20-25% more powerful than equivalent impact drivers.
What size of Collated Screws
can be used with the tool ?
Although we make this clear the question still arises - 25-50mm
screws can be used . We emphasise that the builder set the
gauge length for the correct length of screw . The gauge
is adjusted by using the Allan key to remove the gauge screw
and slide the gauge up or down to the appropriate length
of screw you are using.
The tool has the power and ability to take nearly all collated
screw bands available but we would always recommend using
a quality band . Quite simply a quality band passes through
the machine quicker so speeding up any job and there is less
chance of jamming or missing . Using a cheap band is generally
false economy with too much jamming and too many screws 'missed'
as the band slips through. This is why we recommend Concept's
own quality collated screws .
Will Concept's collated screws
work in other machines ?
We have tested our screws in other machines including the
Senco and Makita collated drivers and they worked fine in
Set the depth of screw penetration using the dial on the
side of the attachment . Put one screw into the wood , plasterboard
etc and re-set accordingly as required .
Why should I buy this tool and
not another impact driver or
See 2. above . In addition if you are looking to buy a collated
autofeed driver or an impact driver then the Concept driver
represents the best value for money due to its spec. , dual
purpose and price .
Where do I find the bits etc
usable with the impact driver
If you want individual bits any good tools supplier should
have a selection of hexagonal shaft bits for impact drivers.
Concept supply the extended Philips bits used for collated
Well the tool comes with a one year warranty . Just take
it into your stockist with the proof of purchase and it will
be sent to Concept for repair . If it is a warranty repair
then it will be put right and sent back for collection at
no cost . If it is a repair because it is out of warranty
or has been caused by mis-use then a charge will be incurred
The impact driver , battery and charger should rarely if
ever go wrong and the manufacturer has a first rate record
on reliability . The brushes will need changing inevitably
with use and these can be replaced quickly and easily at
little cost . The collated autofeed attachment is new and
one or two practical problems may arise but the tool has
been extensively tested and we are confident in its capabilities
. Always remember though to look after your tools to get
the most out of them.
Concept also stock spare batteries , chargers , brushes and
extended collated bits and they are available through your
stockist . Spare parts for repairs etc. are held by our manufacturer
The general advantage of cordless over corded is the ease
of use and is well known to all who use power tools . The
key to the Concept tool is the battery quality and strength
and with our Sanyo 14.4 Volt , 2.4Ah Ni-Cd batteries you
have a battery with a good charge capacity , strength , longevity
and reliability . By using the one hour intelligent fast
charger you should never run out of charge when working .
Remember also as a rule of thumb Ni-Cd batteries have approx
twice the life expectancy of Metal Hydride .
There are effectively 3 types of drywall collated screws
- coarse thread, fine thread and drill point ( TEK screws
) . For board into timber fixing we recommend coarse thread
, for board into metal channel use fine thread and for added
penetration into metal use drill point . You can use all
the screws into wood but coarse thread will be quicker than
fine thread .