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Old April 13, 2019, 17:50   #1
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Cordless Impact Wrenches

Iím thinking of getting a cordless impact wrench. Mainly for the convenience of changing tires on the toy hauler (2 flats in less than 4 months) quad and side x side and truck. Looked at eBay for used models and the supposed quality ones arenít cheap even used. Looking at a new Porter Cable that is about $150 on Amazon. Anyone have experience with these tools, any make or model to stay away from?
It wonít be a full time everyday tool. Just a part time one to help rotate tires, change tires and such. Other considerations?

The one Iím looking at maybe buying..

https://www.portercable.com/products...rench/pcc740la

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Old April 13, 2019, 17:58   #2
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Have you looked at the Milwaukee M18 series? We use the heck out of them at work.

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Old April 13, 2019, 18:53   #3
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Have you looked at the Milwaukee M18 series? We use the heck out of the at work.
I have two of the fuel M18 impacts. I was told they would shear a 5/8-11 bolt. Put a not on a bolt, got it in the vise and sure enough it snapped the bolt when the nut hit home. The tool sans battery is around $190 or less from my last purchase.
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Old April 13, 2019, 18:58   #4
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Milwaukee M18

A bit pricey but some good reviews
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Old April 13, 2019, 19:12   #5
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Quit running over shit in the road. Is your wife driving?
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Old April 13, 2019, 19:28   #6
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A bit pricey but some good reviews
Watch for sales on combo kits from Milwaukee. Home Depot runs them quite often. Like a drill, saw and impact, charger and batteries.
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Old April 13, 2019, 20:14   #7
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Black friday (or fathers day) sales would be the best time to buy. The Milwaukee M18 Hi-torque 1/2 impact has as much snort as the better/high end air impacts. The air guns are lighter though.
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Old April 13, 2019, 20:18   #8
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I would not look at another impact after running the M18 Milwaukee
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Milwaukee is getting props

I will take a closer look at them and watch for sales.

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I have 2 of the milwauke fuel m18 3/8 and 1/2 drive they are the best out there
Dewalt sucks.
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Old April 13, 2019, 21:13   #11
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Ryobi with the bigger battery pack seems to do the job for me.
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According to my fastenal rep they are now carrying Dewalt cordless tools.

I'm looking for a 1/2 impact either with a hog ring or pin lock.

From what I understand they use the same (20v) batteries as my other cordless Dewalt tools.

Tip...There are more than one grade of tool in just about any brand.

I a cheaper big box variant and a better quality.
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Old April 13, 2019, 21:37   #13
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According to my fastenal rep they are now carrying Dewalt cordless tools.

I'm looking for a 1/2 impact either with a hog ring or pin lock.

From what I understand they use the same (20v) batteries as my other cordless Dewalt tools.

Tip...There are more than one grade of tool in just about any brand.

I a cheaper big box variant and a better quality.
I've got 18 volt drills and impact. Recently got a new 20 volt sawz-all. IMHO, 20 volt batteries ain't shit compared to those older beefy 18 volt batteries. I love my 18 volt DeWalt impact, it's a beast, used it all the time on the farm, but this wimpy flat 20 volt battery on the saw don't last for squat on saw time compared to the impact 18 volt.
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Old April 14, 2019, 00:43   #14
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I bought a corded impact from Harbor Freight. My sons car had a separated crank pulley. Tried the Harbor Freight unit, just didn't do shit. Went to work and brought home a Dewalt impact, squeeze bang, bolt came right out. no muss, no fuss, no bother.
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Old April 14, 2019, 11:09   #15
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Another vote for Milwaukee.
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You have fun with that aye!

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I've got 18 volt drills and impact. Recently got a new 20 volt sawz-all. IMHO, 20 volt batteries ain't shit compared to those older beefy 18 volt batteries. I love my 18 volt DeWalt impact, it's a beast, used it all the time on the farm, but this wimpy flat 20 volt battery on the saw don't last for squat on saw time compared to the impact 18 volt.
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Quit running over shit in the road. Is your wife driving?
Actually 1 the cap separated factory cheap tires and the other was backing into a spot and someone had moved the railroad tie that defined the camping spot, put the rebar thru the sidewall.

So is this the Milwaukee that is getting all the rave reviews...


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Milwaukee-M...ss!85321!US!-1

Or
https://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-276...s%2C258&sr=8-4
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Actually 1 the cap separated factory cheap tires and the other was backing into a spot and someone had moved the railroad tie that defined the camping spot, put the rebar thru the sidewall.

So is this the Milwaukee that is getting all the rave reviews...


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Milwaukee-M...ss!85321!US!-1

Or
https://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-276...s%2C258&sr=8-4

The 2767-20 is the one to get.

The 2662 looks to be a first gen. non "fuel" impact that is likely ok, but the 2767 is the best current.
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Old April 14, 2019, 14:13   #20
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if you are going to spend your hard earned money .......


get the Milwaukee M18 gen 3, home depot sales are usually to get rid of older models, most still damn good tools but not the super tools that are gen 3


Dewalt 20 volt is only market hype, they are only 18 volt, so that you do not try to use older batteries on new tools, still good tools but still behind the Milwaukee M18 gen 3



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Actually 1 the cap separated factory cheap tires and the other was backing into a spot and someone had moved the railroad tie that defined the camping spot, put the rebar thru the sidewall.
Just funnin with ya. I guess if you can keep the battery charged when stored it may come in handy on the side of the road.

Most of my stuff is pneumatic. Even then I ran across a crank pulley bolt that a 3/4" drive impact at 150 psi wouldn't budge. I was very nervous with the 24" breaker bar bowed over with a 36" cheater on it to finally bust it loose.
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Old April 14, 2019, 18:14   #22
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Dewalt DCF899H

Dewalt cordless is very impressive. Found mine on eBay and was fantastic deal.
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if you are going to spend your hard earned money .......


get the Milwaukee M18 gen 3, home depot sales are usually to get rid of older models, most still damn good tools but not the super tools that are gen 3


Dewalt 20 volt is only market hype, they are only 18 volt, so that you do not try to use older batteries on new tools, still good tools but still behind the Milwaukee M18 gen 3



We have a bunch of this stuff at work. Very impressive. I have used the 1/2" impact to tighten 7/8" u-bolts on semi trailers and the big torque wrench said it was good to go. 650 lb. ft. minimum.
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I have a Milwaukee angle grinder, Milwaukee 1/2" corded Magnum drill, a Milwaukee Super sawzall.

however this is what i have for a compact cordless impact
bosch IDH182-01
brushless motor, 4 amph batteries. best on the market IMO.

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Whatever you get if it's used be sure it's a good brand and lithium-ion powered. You do not want one of the older Ni-Cad batteries, especially if you won't be using it very often.
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I have a Milwaukee angle grinder, Milwaukee 1/2" corded Magnum drill, a Milwaukee Super sawzall.

however this is what i have for a compact cordless impact
bosch IDH182-01
brushless motor, 4 amph batteries. best on the market IMO.
I've used bosch and like dewalt found their batteries lacking for stay power and charge time. As well Milwaukee has a better tool warranty. I run the piss out of my fuel tools and have had more than a couple go tits up , and got them exchanged without a hassle. And I do put them through their paces !!.
The older dewalt 18v batteries just ran dry too fast and took too long to charge. The 20v of their same ilk is hardly different. Meanwhile the Milwaukee 18v 4.0 & 5.0 batteries do very well on lasting and charge time. All the fuel tools are brushless and work well. My deep cut fuel bandsaw can cut like a bugger...alot before it drains battery. Can't tell you how many feet of 3" rigid with 350mcm wire in it I cut out before a battery went out...a goddam lot !.
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I've used bosch and like dewalt found their batteries lacking for stay power and charge time. As well Milwaukee has a better tool warranty. I run the piss out of my fuel tools and have had more than a couple go tits up , and got them exchanged without a hassle. And I do put them through their paces !!.
The older dewalt 18v batteries just ran dry too fast and took too long to charge. The 20v of their same ilk is hardly different. Meanwhile the Milwaukee 18v 4.0 & 5.0 batteries do very well on lasting and charge time. All the fuel tools are brushless and work well. My deep cut fuel bandsaw can cut like a bugger...alot before it drains battery. Can't tell you how many feet of 3" rigid with 350mcm wire in it I cut out before a battery went out...a goddam lot !.
PS , You can get all manner of 12v plug in chargers that will charge 18v Milwaukee batteries.
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Old April 15, 2019, 22:49   #28
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I have had a Snap On 1/2 drive cordless for about 15 years, used professionally. A very good cordless impact, but very expensive. If I were to be in the market for a new 1/2 drive cordless impact I would probably buy a Harbor Freight Earthquake. On sale frequently. They are less than half the price of the Snap On and from the reviews and you tube videos seem to go head to head with the Snap On.
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