I suspect my impact driver is starting to bust.
Every so often, I hear a soft 'twang' sound shortly after pulling the trigger. I don't remember hearing it in the past, but I'm not 100% sure, maybe I never noticed. It doesn't seem natural anyhow.
The unit still does work, regardless of the twang sound, however it seems to be challenged with some tap-cons recently that it shouldn't have a problem with. I couldn't get the screws in 100%. This was with a client, it was embarrassing. I double-checked the holes were deep enough and the screw diameter matched, everything was ok. I was perplexed.
Just now tested a thick 3" screw into a 4x4 and it seemed to be challenged getting it down all the way, and just not sounding right.
Do impacts slowly fail/degrade, or am I imagining things? Or do they typically just fail and stop working one day?
Makita LXT 18v cordless, lots of use.