“The doubled ended bit is not a revolutionary concept, but Makita scores big points for executing so well.”
That's how AConcordCarpenter.com summed it up in their review of Impact GOLD™ Double-Ended Power Bits. ACC already tried out the rest of the Impact GOLD line-up, but this was their first look at the new Double-Ended Power Bits, which allow the user to insert the bit directly into the impact driver without the need for an insert bit holder -- with the added benefit of having two tips on one bit.
ACC gave the Impact GOLD Double-Ended Bits high-marks right out of the box, remarking on the weight and feel (and even comparing the sleek, heavy form to that of an iPhone!). They also remarked on the magnetic tips, the easy bit changes, and the clear benefit of having two bit tips on a single bit. In the end, they gave it a "highly recommend" rating. Go here to read their review.
Makita Impact GOLD™: The New Gold Standard in Impact Driving
Makita Impact GOLD™ Double-Ended Bits are part of the Impact GOLD™ line-up of insert bits, bit holders, socket adapters, and more. Impact GOLD™ Double-Ended Insert Bits begin with high-quality steel engineered for use with impact drivers. To help withstand the increased impact energy of the most demanding fastening applications, the bits feature Xtreme Torsion Technology, which allows the torsion section of the bit to flex under load and reduce pressure off of the bit tip. Each Impact GOLD™ double-ended bit is subject to a rigorous five-stage manufacturing process which includes a correction stage engineered to deliver consistent and superior fitment, bit after bit. Makita Impact GOLD™ is designed exclusively for use with high-torque impact drivers. For more on Impact GOLD™, go here.
ACC gave the new Impact GOLD™ Double-Ended Bits high-marks for performance and versatility, and even remarked on the weight and feel of the bits "right out of the box."