1/2” cordless impact. deWalt? 20V lithium any good?

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  1. Kevinr20

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    I bought this one today. Lowes and home depot both have them for $199 right now. Comes with a 4ah battery and a charger. Normally $319. It's the high torque model and it weighs a ton but it supposedly has up to 700 ft lbs of torque. I tested it on a hitch bolt thats tightened to about 350 ft lbs and it made quick work of it.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-XR-...ss-Impact-Wrench-1-Battery-Included/999947862
     
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  3. Rinspeed

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    Come on, what did you post. :dunno:
     
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    I'm more than happy with my Porter cable 20v 1/2" impact drive. Works great. haven't not been able to bust loose anything but its size gets in the way sometimes. I use my smaller porter cable impact for tight spaces.
     
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    DaleGribble Come on man!!

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    I had the 1/4 Dewalt 20V driver and drill set and took it back to Lowes and exchanged it for the 20 V 1/2 set with the hammer drill. Its a great set but its overkill for the average homeowner. I think it was about $400 when I got it in 2011.

    I reinforced my kids play set with some extra pressure treated 4x4s and the hammer drill drilled through all three with ease and the driver has enough torque to easily break lug nuts loose and I've sunk at least a 1000 screws with it. It turned me into a Dewalt fan boy.
     
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    thread was older than i thought when i first posted. I had posted about Milwaukee M18 tools. Love my 1/2 impact. Had it for 2 years in heavy equipment / mining equipment repair. no complaints.
     
  7. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Dang that looks tempting
     
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    Love the “Freedom” of cordless tools but then so do “Burglar’s”....

    Have the cordless Dewalt 20V Drill n Driver very handy.
    Shortly after purchase, the “brushless” models appeared....don’t know if any better/worse but mine keep me happy.
    Still hanging onto my Air powered tools.
     
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    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Buy a backhoe. I sold mine but can borrow it if needed. Heck a couple who would help me...
     
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    Unless you are working on some really heavy equipment a 1/2 inch impact is waaay overkill. I have Makita impacts, 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2. The 1/4 inch is my go to, and it does 95% of anything I ever need, especially if I use a breaker bar to get the nut started. And I never trust any impact to do the final torquing. always trust a torque wrench to do the final tightening.

    The 3/8 and 1/2 are very heavy. Don't know why I have them.
     
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    :agree:
     
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    What kind? How much? I will be in Longmont by end of the month. A 1/4 won’t work. A 3/8 should. But I also wind up changing tires, heavy breaking bar stuff. Use a dewalt 1/2 Corded. But pita running cord.
     
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    larry, both are Makita 18V, I will get a PM off to you tomorrow.
     
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    I've heard Kobalt is really good and has a great ecosystem of tools
     
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    Lol, if you live in the rustbelt and try to remove a lug nut, that's been on for several years, that lug nut is going to laugh at your girly 3/8" anything. :dunno:
     
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    Oh yea is what I use for my tire changing and my boat trailer maintenance!
     
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    I live in south Florida mine is fine I check the battery every two months
     
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    I borrowed one from a co-worker to remove a harmonic balancer bolt. The install torque on the bolt was about 160ftlbs and I know it was alot more than that to break it free. God only knows how much torque it took to get it off, but off it came.
     
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    One of my techs at work just bought a Dewalt 20V impact driver mainly for lug nuts. It’s an amazing tool, way stronger than you’d imagine! I’ve used it twice, it will break some stuff so be careful!

    I just bought a brushless Dewalt 20V 1/4” impact driver to rebuild my deck, estimated 1700 / 1800 3” screws, that driver is bad ass, I’m a newly converted Dewalt fan!
     
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