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Old 01-26-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default If you were going to buy a cordless Impact Wrench to take lug nuts off -

I'm thinking about upgrading my "trailer tool box" and think I might want to buy a Cordless Impact wrench to spin the lugs off my trailer and truck. . .

So with "budget" in mind, what can you suggest?

Odds are that this will sit in my tool box and not be used but my experience with trailer tires is they go flat on dark rainy nights.

So I'd like to open this thread up to comments/suggestions, etc.

Cordless is what I'm thinking about.

Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2017, 05:46 PM   #2
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DeWalt DCF899HB-- 20v max xr brushless impact wrench-- it's a terrific tool.

If this is too pricey, I have heard ok things about the kobalt 24v impact wrench.
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Old 01-26-2017, 05:52 PM   #3
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Goobs, thanks.

I've had great luck with Kobalt hand tools. I was a solid Craftsman guy but someone gave me some Kobalts and I was sold.

I'll be interested to see other folks' comments on these tools.

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Old 01-26-2017, 05:59 PM   #4
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I'm cheap, i use a ryobi 18 volt 1/2"impact, I don't bother with my air impact anymore even in the shop
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i have the 19.2 craftsman with lithium battery. i'm surprised at how well it works
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i have the 19.2 craftsman with lithium battery. i'm surprised at how well it works
Me too. I have one and don't use it. What's worse, I change tires on a race car repeatedly so they are never "stuck" for more than a few weeks. I tighten them to 105 ft/lbs and that damn Craftsman will never break them loose. Bought a Milwaukee and it's a beast (but expensive). Id'd never carry/trust a craftsman to remove trailer wheels unless it was tested often while I owned it.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:26 PM   #7
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I'd never leave home without my milwaukee.
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I have a 1/2 inch Snap-on that I carry on road trips.
It's has a lot of torque.
Pricey, but a very good tool.
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Got a Dewalt 18v xr 1/2" with hog ring, changed out my trailer tire with rusty lugs easy peasy. Very light.

It's even better at driving fasteners.

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Kobalt 24v is very strong! I now end up using it all the time instead of air tools.
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I almost never see Snap On trucks around. I used to see them all the time but seeing your tool made me think that I'd not seen a truck in a long time.
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I have the high torque ingersol rands. They, along with all of the hi torque models mentioned above are amazing. They will absolutely do anything their pneumatic counter parts will do. Pick your price and dont look back.
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I'm cheap, i use a ryobi 18 volt 1/2"impact, I don't bother with my air impact anymore even in the shop
X2. I was lent one to change a tire and was blown away by the performance. Also an Excellent tool to disassemble trailer under carriage.

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I got the Refurbished Rigid from Direct Factory outlet for $75. In home depot its $140 or so. Liftetime warranty from Home Depot. The battery and charger cost quite a bit for most any of these drills. Ebay has some deals sometimes.

Ryobi is good to for the price. They are made by Old Milwaukee,so is Rigid.
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I use a dewalt cordless impact.
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I have all Ryobi cordless tools and just ordered the P261. $119 at Home Depot w/o battery

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I got the Refurbished Rigid from Direct Factory outlet for $75. In home depot its $140 or so. Liftetime warranty from Home Depot. The battery and charger cost quite a bit for most any of these drills. Ebay has some deals sometimes.

Ryobi is good to for the price. They are made by Old Milwaukee,so is Rigid.
I have the Rigid and it does very well

The Milwaukee Fuel is probably the strongest.
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Looking forward to Milwaukee releasing a mini half inch impact this year. Looks to be slightly bigger than the 3-8ths fuel now but rated for about 500-700 ft.lbs.
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I have a 1/2 inch Snap-on that I carry on road trips.
It's has a lot of torque.
Pricey, but a very good tool.
I have a few snap-on cordless impacts I've been wanting one of these newer 1/2 ones just not ready to swing the $600+ price waiting for my snap-on guy to have a special on one plus I'm still paying off my snap-on tool box power cab I bought lol.
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I stick with one of these....
The battery is never dead when I need it
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