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Old 07-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Recommend an electric impact wrench

I am looking to purchase an electric impact wrench for when I need to fix my vehicles. I am not opposed to an air gun but I would need to purchase the air compressor as well.

What are some good quality brands that work well?

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Old 07-23-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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Depending on how much you plan on using it, you might want to look into the Chicago Tools brand (Harbor Freight's brand of tools). I have one and it seems to work well for what it is. I've only had it for about a year but it's strong and gets the job done. It was also pretty inexpensive.
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We have the corded dewalt. It's pretty good. But I have a ingersoll rand 1/2" air impact that blows the electric impact out of the water. But you need a fairly big compressor/tank combo to push it. If I could go back I would probably get the 18volt impact instead of the electric just because now that I have the air, I don't use the corded impact. And if I had the 18volt, I could work on stuff out in the yard. The main reason we didn't get the 18volt to begin with is because the corded version had a little more torque. Another big problem with the corded impact is that it is huge. There are very few places that you can use it other that removing wheels.
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We have the corded dewalt. It's pretty good. But I have a ingersoll rand 1/2" air impact that blows the electric impact out of the water. But you need a fairly big compressor/tank combo to push it. If I could go back I would probably get the 18volt impact instead of the electric just because now that I have the air, I don't use the corded impact. And if I had the 18volt, I could work on stuff out in the yard. The main reason we didn't get the 18volt to begin with is because the corded version had a little more torque. Another big problem with the corded impact is that it is huge. There are very few places that you can use it other that removing wheels.
I was looking at this one, need to see about a compressor.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002SRM3I/

Most of the electric seem to be bulky, underpowered or pricy.
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That looks identical to the one I have. I don't know the model of mine because I got it from work after they replaced it with a new one but I oiled it up and it works as good as new. I love it.
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If you go air get an IngersollRand. My dad bought one about 4 months ago and it's great
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Hehehe I've got a IR 2135TIQ Max, FWIW I've used an MG725 quite a bit and they're nice but I like my 2135 better

but I'd like a cordless 1/2"

Probably a bosch or makita maybe IR or snap-on

far as non cordless err con cord IDK

dewalt probably but that's gay, go pneumatic or cordless

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...tested-gearbox
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #9
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Also I've got a Makita impact driver and drill with the lithium ion batteries, fricking love them. So it'd be nice to have the 1/2 impact too, they share same batteries. And it's one of the better impacts out there.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:59 PM   #10
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Guess I should chime in here considering I am the head technician at www.powertoolrepairohio.com. I defiantly would recommend that you go with the air powered as you will find many tasks just cant be handles with an electric. If you do go with a electric a corded tool will defiantly get you more power but will limit you to where you can use it, a cordless is a great option in a pinch but the batteries just don't last long enough, and if you don't use them often the batteries will go dead over time unless you go with a good lithium ion. The tool you are looking at IR231c is s good gun it has been around for years. If you don't get a big compressor I would recommend a IR2131 or IR2135ti these composite models tend to run better in low air situations. Check out our web site or give us a call if you need any info. we also sell used reconditioned tools that we do guarantee.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:00 PM   #11
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IR makes great guns though.

http://www.tooltopia.com/ingersoll-rand-2130.aspx

And a lot of people really like aircat tools, but I have no direct experience, you can get a lot of torque for cheap though.
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Air cat is good. They are real picky on their warranty tho
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:11 PM   #13
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edit: have to eat my words there, car and driver specs are a little different than rated specs


double edit: oh I'm getting one!

http://www.ingersollrandproducts.com...rque-impactool
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The Mikita btw450 I one of the best cordless IMO. Infers ill rands new w7150 is amazing also but they are working out some bugs.
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I own many air tools and have some that are electric. For starters i have the older non lithium snap-on 1/2 impact driver. It was bought new off a truck and is amazing, yes it was around $450 but i've used it hundreds of times. All electric tools are good until they need to be charged again. On the flip side I also have/had many air tools also. I own both the 1/2 and 3/8 snap on MG impact guns and have no problems at all with them. Yes the 1/2 mg is heavier than the IR Ti I used to have but it started having problems, even though I had it re built twice. I liked it when it was working. But then again air tools are only good if you get a compressor with a big enough pump and air tank to use them. A 1/2 air impact is no good using a 50ft 3/8 hose, a 1/2 hp compressor, and a 2gal tank. If you plan on doing alot of mechanical stuff, more so than just rotating the tires on your wives car and your truck, get a decent compressor and hose for "using" it.

I hate bringing my impact over to my buds house with his 3/8 hose and compressor. It serves me almost no purpose if I can only use the impact for 10 seconds with the pressure rapidly dropping, and then have to wait for the compressor to catch up. A air compressor used for a nail gun might work for that tool, but not for a high volume air impact.
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Depending on how much you plan on using it, you might want to look into the Chicago Tools brand (Harbor Freight's brand of tools). I have one and it seems to work well for what it is. I've only had it for about a year but it's strong and gets the job done. It was also pretty inexpensive.
I agree, I have been totally satisfied with mine. I won't pretend that there aren't much better tools on the market, but you can't beat $40.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-E...ODA1MiJ9%0D%0A
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Suppose that depends on your intended use.
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I got a Milwaukee corded 1/2 inch, because I don't have air (other than a pancake nailer) and couldn't justify all the outlay financially and spatially for air (as much as I would love it). Don't have the model handy, but's it's been great for removing lugs for rotations, really speeds things up. I plan to use it for other construction projects where it would help (big timbers/bolts). If you are interested, I'll dig up the model number.

It's a bit too bulky for some areas under the truck.

Konaborne got a cheaper one he likes, PM him, too.
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Rigid from home depot, lifetime warranty if you register online. Drill, impact, radio for $199 in a case. Lifetime batteries is a deal, no one else offers lifetime batteries. Or the new brushless miluakee.
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