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Recommend an electric impact wrench

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by joesmith, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Jul 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    joesmith

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 23, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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    Pugga

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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.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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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.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    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.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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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.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    Get a compressor. Worth it...
     
  7. Jul 23, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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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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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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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.
     
  10. Jul 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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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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    Air cat is good. They are real picky on their warranty tho
     
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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.
     
  15. Jul 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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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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    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-...zIjoiMzkuOTkiLCJwcm9kdWN0X2lk IjoiODA1MiJ9
     
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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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