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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions on Cordless Impact Wrench

Anyone have any experience using a cordless 18v impact wrench. I do a lot of work on my car and I was wondering if it was worth investing in one or if I should get a portable compressor and some pneumatic tools?

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 05:51 PM
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Re: Opinions on Cordless Impact Wrench

For light use they're perfectly fine. If you're under your car more than you drive it... go pneumatic. I've used several without any issues. I was even surprised at the battery life.
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Re: Opinions on Cordless Impact Wrench

lol, i was looking at sears and all the good ones cost around 300 dollars. Then I saw this baby and I think I'm going the air route.

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Re: Opinions on Cordless Impact Wrench

If you have a decent compressor, air is the way to go. Like Crizo sez, the battery-powered ones are good for light work.

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Any idea what a decent air compressor would be. Is the one in the link i posted any good?

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Compressor is probably ok....but the tools look to be junk.

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i got the Husky compressor kit a few years ago for christmas. It was $300 with the compressor, decent tank and all the tools I needed. It does a decent job as long as you dont do any heavy grinding.

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Yea i cant imagine the tools are any good, I ahve a good craftsman set that I use, the only thing I was concerned about was the compressor and tank and the impact hammer and air ratchet.

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i have cornwell/blue point/snap on....none of my tools are anything else unless its something oddball. im a mechanic so i use these things every day but even still...quality tools surpass cheap tools in every facet. if a $30 socket saves me from rounding out one bolt, then its already paid for itself.
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If you're going to use an impact hammer and air ratchet, I'd suggest you get a compressor rated at 4 scfm @ 90 psi and above. You don't have to, but it just means your compressor will kick in more often. You also probably want the scfm @ 90 psi of the air tools you're going to use to be as close to that of the compressor.

I bought a reconditioned Coleman Powermate 11gal. 4s scfm @ 90 psi compressor from AIR COMPRESSORS DIRECT

That site also has a newbie guide you may want to take a look at before purchasing.

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