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Craftsman 20V Cordless Impact Wrench is Bad Ass!

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by SManZ, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. SManZ

    SManZ [OP] el tráfico más lento se queda derecha

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    I bought this Craftsman 1/2" drive cordless impact wrench about 3 weeks ago and it is a monster! Its a bit pricey at $260 but its around the same price as a small air compressor and pneumatic impact setup. Before the holidays it was $299.

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00929297000P

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    I also got this 27 pc 1/2" drive metric impact socket set;
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00923764000P

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    The impact wrench comes with a nice tool bag, charger, but just one battery. I removed and installed all 4 tires, plus the various bolts for the front/rear lift kit and the battery still had 1/2 charge.

    My only gripe about the impact socket set (and I pitched the bitch in a product review) is that it doesn't come with a tool case. The sockets are shipped in two bags in a cardboard box. I spent $20 on a magnetic socket holder which fits well into the tool bag for the impact wrench.

    Craftsman also has a cheaper 19.2V 1/2" drive impact rated to 200ft.lbs but I'm reading that its not any good unless you buy the lithium batteries for it. If you buy the lithium battery for the 19.2V impact, this Craftsman Professional impact ends up being cheaper and it comes with a lithium battery.
     
  2. MGH-PA

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    I'm surprised by how much praise Crafstman gets on this site and some others for their power tools. I like their hand tools, but in my limited experience, their power tools leave a little to be desired.

    That's a cool tool to have, though. I have a pneumatic one, but it would be handy to have a cordless one to take on the road in case of emergencies.
     
  3. Jigzor

    Jigzor Well-Known Member

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    Power tools I personally prefer Dewalt or Milwaukee.
     
  4. lookylookitzadam

    lookylookitzadam Retrofit Club!

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    I got the harbor freight electric impact for $30 on sale. I can break lugs with no problem using the outlet in my bed. But man, i really wish I had a cordless. How heavy is the gun? It is hard to work with overhead?
     
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    just got the harbor freight impact wrench for $53 with 2 year warranty and 28 SAE and metric deep impact sockets for $45 :D
     
  9. SManZ

    SManZ [OP] el tráfico más lento se queda derecha

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    Damn dude! Thats a good deal! How did it work out? I was thinking about a corded Craftsman impact but I did some conversions with some help on TW and the watts came out to more than 400 so I chose a cordless because I needed something portable and it sounded like it would trip a breaker if I used the bed mounted outlet.

    Here's the conversion; Volts x Amps = Watts; 120V x 7A = 840W.

    To stay under 400W you would only be able to run 3.3A at 120V. I've never tried running anything over 400W so I don't know what actually happens if you overload it.

    And I'm curious MGH-PA, why don't you like Craftsman power tools?
     
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