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Old 09-03-2009, 10:43 PM
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impact wrench

I'm thinking of buying an electric impact wrench, cordless or with a cord; any suggestions.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:55 PM
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Bought the HF cord 1/2" impact on sale a few months ago for $20 or $30. Happy so far.
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Where we live the impact wrenches usually have to work much harder in the rust belt. So we buy very high torque units. In your area is a different story I imagine. A normal lighter duty unit should be fine.
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I look at the 1/2" electric as a lightweight tool for nuisance work. Serious work, and the 3/4" or 1" air impacts come out.
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And near the other end of the spectrum, I bought this Milwaukee Tools 28 volt cordless 1/2" a few months ago for about $400. I think it maxes out at 325 ft.lb. of torque, which should handle a fair number of tasks.

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Old 09-03-2009, 11:24 PM
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I will need it for ball joints, steering rack and if I can use it for wheels would be nice, light weight 1/2 sufficient?
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If you don't need the portability of a cordless, a corded electric impact wrench is the best value.

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Old 09-03-2009, 11:26 PM
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And near the other end of the spectrum, I bought this Milwaukee Tools 28 volt cordless a few months ago for about $400. I think it maxes out at 325 ft.lb. of torque, which should handle a fair number of tasks.

I'm working with a recession budget
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...and I overbought. See my preceding post.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:30 PM
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What's the difference between a electric wrench and an impact wrench?
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:37 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_torque_wrench

The last few lines sum it up.

EDIT: I just realized the context of your question. I meant corded electric impact wrench a few posts ago.

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Old 09-04-2009, 09:13 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_wrench
Electric wrench probably refers to an electrically powered torque wrench.
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Here's what you need:


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=95666
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:48 AM
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Yes I was looking at that one, only to impress the neighbors.
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