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Old 09-23-2003, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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12V impact wrenches?

I was thinking about buying one of those cheap 12V impact wrenches, would be cool for the trail until I get onboard air. Has anyone used one? Can get them for around $20. Are they worth it?
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nope... at least the one I tried would barely turn a normal lug nut.
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I have never used a cheap on, but I have used a Snap on 1/2" battery powered impact. I scoffed at the idea, but after using it to remove a stubborn lug nut, I was VERY impressed.
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If you have a compressor, get a cheapo 100$ set of air tools from kragen. Ratchet, impact wrench, die grinder, and air hammer, along with a buncha other stuff.

Its not the greatest but it does a pretty good job!
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you'll have better luck wrapping that $20 bill around one of your lugs and then trying to spin it off with your wrist.


at least after you see that THAT doesn't work, you can still spend the $20 on smokes + beer
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Old 09-23-2003, 06:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've used a quality one. It worked fairly well and is a definite step
above a drill, but we would pull out the air impact for super
stubborn pieces.
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I've seen some adds for ones that put out 250 ft*lbs which should be plenty for most stuff, but they aint $20.
You can get a Campbell Hausfeld for 30$, puts out 260 lb-ft.

Or you can get a whole set which you will LOVE for 100 bucks. Again, I LOVE my set, worth EVERY penny.
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I bought one at Wal-mart figuring that I might as well give it a try since you can return just about anything there.... I didn't expect much, but have been very pleased with the one I got... I still carry a breaker bar for stubborn stuff, but it will still back a rusty lug nut off after it's broke loose without a problem... For the $20 I say go for it, just know that it might save some work, but it's not perfect...
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I have never used a cheap on, but I have used a Snap on 1/2" battery powered impact. I scoffed at the idea, but after using it to remove a stubborn lug nut, I was VERY impressed.
yep, thats the same one I have used and it does work quite well...the guy that used it at my shop use to break shit all the time with it by tightening it too tight...(and you wonder why he is no longer employed there)
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i gotta snapon 3/8 9.6 impact with a 14v battery pack in it....it shits and gets!!!
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i grabbed the snap on 1/2 battery impact MAN I LOVE IT!!!!

ive always been skeptical of those things but im fawkin impressed. i used it the first time to lift a stock tj to a 4" with control arms and all and this thing busted apart EVERYTHING!!!! i was impressed cause by the end of the night i was too tired to crank down on anything so the impact really worked well for me.

if you can get over the price tag GET ONE. 45 min. to charge it. will take off its either 460 or 640 lug nuts on 1 battery.

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i gotta snapon 3/8 9.6 impact with a 14v battery pack in it....it shits and gets!!!
I second that! Adam over at Rosemont auto tightened my steering arms that were about to fall off with one of those (which reminds me I should check em again..)
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Right on guys this is the input I needed. Thanks!!!!
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I second that! Adam over at Rosemont auto tightened my steering arms that were about to fall off with one of those (which reminds me I should check em again..)
Mine is A Snap On " 18 " volt Impact And it rock's I set up rear ends takes pinion nuts right off no problems it is fast and conveinent I let RudeZuk and his crew to use it for super Crawl and other events to speed up work if needed

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Mine is A Snap On " 18 " volt Impact And it rock's I set up rear ends takes pinion nuts right off no problems it is fast and conveinent I let RudeZuk and his crew to use it for super Crawl and other events to speed up work if needed

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That thing is amazing!!! I wish it was $20
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That thing is amazing!!! I wish it was $20
did you firgure what you are doing on the Bumper???

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Im gonna just run sliders and a rear bumper this time. I pretty much ran out of time to do the front.
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Found that 18V everyone is talking about.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/pro_d...re&dir=catalog

$pendy, but worth it. Looks like I'll be sticking to a breaker bar for a LONG time
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Found that 18V everyone is talking about.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/pro_d...re&dir=catalog

$pendy, but worth it. Looks like I'll be sticking to a breaker bar for a LONG time
I've never used the Snap-On unit, but save your money and go with the 18V Milwaukee (or Harbor Freight sells a Chicago Pneumatic unit which is the Milwaukee in different colors.... and no, Chicago Pnuematic is not Harbor Freight's crappy house brand.........that's Central Pneumatic)
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I bought 2 of them from harbor freight because I thought they wouldnt last I have never even opened the second box and I use it for everything I hardly use my air anymore the harbor freight unit is worth every 20.00 dollars that youll spend on it.
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I can't see buying something like this at Harbor Freight, no matter what brand it looks like. Monroe shocks look like Ranchos, but get different valving... just an example of what's on the inside not matching what's on the outside.

Here's a press release on Milwaukee's newest gun:
http://www.milwaukeetool.com/site.ns...8?OpenDocument
This one is 18V with a 3/4-drive, and they report 325 ft-lbs, 0-1350 rpms, and 2150 impacts/minute. ::drool::

They have smaller/cheaper ones with 1/2" drive, but the one up top is what's going on my Christmas list. One of my Santas appears to have an inside track with a Milwaukee distributor.

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I can't see buying something like this at Harbor Freight, no matter what brand it looks like. Monroe shocks look like Ranchos, but get different valving... just an example of what's on the inside not matching what's on the outside.

Here's a press release on Milwaukee's newest gun:
http://www.milwaukeetool.com/site.ns...8?OpenDocument
This one is 18V with a 3/4-drive, and they report 325 ft-lbs, 0-1350 rpms, and 2150 impacts/minute. ::drool::

They have smaller/cheaper ones with 1/2" drive, but the one up top is what's going on my Christmas list. One of my Santas appears to have an inside track with a Milwaukee distributor.

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what does cheaper mean do you know the price between the two?
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How does that snap on one work?
Is it constant power, or does it wind up then hit it
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How does that snap on one work?
Is it constant power, or does it wind up then hit it
Constant Power

it beats the piss outa things its hard and fast I have the complete 18 volt set drill flashligt and underwear



Ask your Snap on dealer for Demo and hope he forgets

he didnt forget about mine



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