Hey guy, which cordless impact wrench are you using?

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Looking into Cordless impact wrench for lug nut removal for tire rotations van and car.
Which one are you using Dewalt or Milwaukee?
 

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Rafael;

BOTH those brands you had mentioned are very good and very reliable. In fact, we use both those brands here at our Plant
 
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I have Makita and Milwaukee. Since DeWalt switched battery types several times in the last 5 yrs I don't support them anymore. I prefer my Makita. I have close to $2000 in circles Makita tools. Milwaukee makes good stuff too.
 

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not a big fan of Kobalt in general, Raf
Haven't owned any of their power tools, but their hand tools, saws, bits, blades, etc ain't all that...

Milwaukee (own plenty of their stuff) but quit buying it years ago.
Failed switches and crap batteries has been my experience over the years

if you want to cheap out and not buy DeWalt, Bosch or Makita...go to Harbor Freight with a 20% off coupon and see what they have

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I had a small job to do.....pre DeWalt days.
So I bought a cheap Harbor Freight crap drill.....I was drilling a small 3/8" hole In a 2x4........the drill actually
CAUGHT ON FIRE

SOOOO....don be a Larry lunchpail dumbass....get something you can be proud of the rest of
Yor life.....cuz I'm fairly sure that he don buy
Shit guns....right Larr?
 
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Harbor Freight
Yeah but looks like for the same or a few dollars more and 5 year warranty Kolbalt
I had a small job to do.....pre DeWalt days.
So I bought a cheap Harbor Freight crap drill.....I was drilling a small 3/8" hole In a 2x4........the drill actually
CAUGHT ON FIRE

SOOOO....don be a Larry lunchpail dumbass....get something you can be proud of the rest of
Yor life.....cuz I'm fairly sure that he don buy
Shit guns....right Larr?
was the 2x4 you were drilling into, was that actually your head that caught on fire?
just kidding
 

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.cuz I'm fairly sure that he don buy
Shit guns....right Larr?


I have some HF tools that worked al'ite and others I tossed in the trash

their compressors are junk
nail guns hit 'n miss (mostly miss)
Sanders have held up well
12ga extension cords are garbage
The "pro" series hand tools (sockets, ratchets etc) are solid
Bought a $200 12" sliding miter for a 'hood job that took months to complete
(didn't want to leave my $500 DeWalt there)
It's a POS
But the 10" I bought years ago cuts straight
Aluminum floor jacks...bought two..ONE is still working
HVLP detail gun has been great


never bought any of their battery tools

But agree with you for the most part.
I do have some WangShanShoo tools in the garage
But most all the tools I have that "work for a living" are contractor/pro grade


..L.T.A.
 
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The most important post of the thread should be about stretching wheel studs. Any of the higher torque 1/2 in drive new Impacts can literally stretch, or strip wheel studs. They don't have the 1200ft lbs that most of them claim, but they do have more than enough to overtighten and ruin your wheel studs. Which can cause tires to fall of and you to crash into a bus full of children. Or best case scenario, next time you forget your cordless impact and are forced to use the old tire iron you will fail to get your out nuts off.
Either do final torquing by hand or buy a torque tube.
 
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Dewalt... It is what was available at the time and it's still going.

Haven't abused it much to be honest but it's been around since about 2004 in our shop
 

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Thanks guys for all the imputs..
I went with Kobalt 24v Max. It’s a beast.
while at the store looking around, saw they had a sale for that impact wrench with battery and bag for $149. Regular price was $219. Grabbed it and went to pay for it. Sale ended last night midnight. But because they failed to remove the sale price from off the shelf, the sale price was honored.
5 year warranty and 3 year warranty on the battery.
I couldn’t resist.

For my uses since i am not a mechanic, I think it will do me just fine.
Thanks again my brothers...

 
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not a big fan of Kobalt in general, Raf
Haven't owned any of their power tools, but their hand tools, saws, bits, blades, etc ain't all that...

Milwaukee (own plenty of their stuff) but quit buying it years ago.
Failed switches and crap batteries has been my experience over the years

if you want to cheap out and not buy DeWalt, Bosch or Makita...go to Harbor Freight with a 20% off coupon and see what they have

..L.T.A.
It’s done and over with but we also use dewalt from my battery finish nailer to my framing nailer they’ve been awesome. Plus we have tons of batteries so we’ve always got them charged on jobs so no waiting for chargers. Just great tools. Am liking our little rigid jig saw tho
 

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Thanks guys for all the imputs..
I went with Kobalt 24v Max. It’s a beast.
while at the store looking around, saw they had a sale for that impact wrench with battery and bag for $149. Regular price was $219. Grabbed it and went to pay for it. Sale ended last night midnight. But because they failed to remove the sale price from off the shelf, the sale price was honored.
5 year warranty and 3 year warranty on the battery.
I couldn’t resist.

For my uses since i am not a mechanic, I think it will do me just fine.
Thanks again my brothers...

but you'll always hear this little voice in yor hED

but i COULDA had a DeWalt !!!
free extra battery right now!
 

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This is doubly important if you drive a Ford. They have had problems with lugs snapping and use lug nuts that have a sheet metal cover that gets ground up and causes problems. See: Ford; swollen nuts.
I found that out 1st. hand when I went to swap tires over on my wife's Fusion.
Ruined 7 out of 20 of those 2 piece pos's and swapped them out for regular lug nuts.
Glad I was doing it in the shop instead of out on the road with a flat tire.
Can't believe Ford still uses them.
If I ever bought a Ford again they would be changed to regular lug nuts before I took it off the lot.
 

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