Originally Posted by WSS
Doea anyone use the old "butterfly" style impacts anymore? The kind you held in your palm and had a trigger that looked like BF wings or a paddle. Usually in 1/4". I used the heck out of mine, haven't seen it in probably 20yrs though.
I have had a couple of them over the years, but found them awkward to use and I have always had control issues with the butterfly trigger. I am sure the issue is with me and not the tool.
As far as assembling with impacts, I do it all the time. The trick is to get off the trigger as soon as the hammers engage. Also, using small impacts lessens the chance of over torquing while retaining high rotational speeds, which which really speeds up reassembly.