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Old 03-09-2013, 11:42 AM   #221
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:58 PM   #222
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i almost never use anything but 1/8
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:25 PM   #223
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Anyone have experience with this:



18 Volt Cordless Impact Wrench

or this:



1/2" 18 Volt Cordless Impact Wrench


I'm going to do a clutch job on my prelude soon, using this as excuse to buy a battery powered impact finally and wanted to know if the HF ones were any good.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #224
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I have the top one. Its not as good as my friends long snout old version, but its still good enough to easily zip off miata bell housing, PPF, FW, etc bolts. I mainly use it for lug nuts. Its not a monster like some of the $400 electric impacts with 850lbft or breaking torque but its good enough for most things.

No experience on the bottom one. It uses the newer battery that is the same as all the other HF 18v stuff. And those batteries are really easy to find in the store.
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I'll just use it for bell housing bolts and lugnuts and such, simple jobs. I'll probably opt for the newer style. I'll be picking up the trusty tranny jack as well.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:19 AM   #226
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I ended up with the later, I didnt even see the former. Out of the box it removed lugnuts off my car, so I satisfied so far; I figure I'll eventually buy the drill and impact driver that uses the same batteries.

The charger does not have an auto shutoff, but it at least has an indicator that tells you when it's charged.

Picked up a tranny jack as well and a dead blow hammer; having a harbor freight store locally is going to be troublesome...too many cheap things in one store.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #228
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You know my tag team's finishing move is the Tranny Press, right?
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:55 PM   #229
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I thought the sawzall slam was your guyths signature
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nope, while that's in the rotation, the tranny press is our specialty. We will be performing together again at the end of Aug, we will even be in our costumes.

anyways, so far the impact is working well; the charger doesn't self shut-off, but it at least has a "fully charged" indicator. The packaging suggests a 90 minute charge time.

And the tranny jack is great, used it before with much success.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:05 PM   #231
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nope, while that's in the rotation, the tranny press is our specialty. We will be performing together again at the end of Aug, we will even be in our costume.
The boostin bangers will be showing the Texas crew how it is done.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:07 PM   #232
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Can't give this a win or fail, but a 4/10.



It works, but falls apart real fast, and shoots **** everywhere. (bits of the pads)
The best i've used were from Global Abrasive Products. High quality, and affordable.
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Can't give this a win or fail, but a 4/10.



It works, but falls apart real fast, and shoots **** everywhere. (bits of the pads)
The best i've used were from Global Abrasive Products. High quality, and affordable.
I think it depends on locallity. The HF in worcester has norton/st gobain abrasives stuff, maybe because Norton was founded here and still has a plant. The norton/st gobain ones of those are the ones we use in the shop, feels like the last forever.
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Mine got destroyed in about 10 minutes use. The GAP ones at work last hours.

I'll try some more just because they're affordable, and can be found easily. I don't do to much metal work at home anyway. Either way. Still better than a solid grinding disc.
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^ That, should be an advertisement for harbor freight.
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Can't give this a win or fail, but a 4/10.

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It works, but falls apart real fast, and shoots **** everywhere. (bits of the pads)
The best i've used were from Global Abrasive Products. High quality, and affordable.
Uh yeah, I'd call it a fail. Quality grinding and sanding wheels that don't fall apart while spinning at 10,000rpm are not that expensive and not something I would recommend cheaping out on.
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i came in here to talk about an extension cord i bought at hf but then realized i had more electrical questions than hf opinions on their extension cord.
i live in an apt and have an ac in the living room.
there's no outlet in there so i've ran an extension cord from the ac to the wall.
after a few months of this setup, the breaker tripped...
after some troubleshooting with the ac, the breakers, different circuits (is that what they're called? the outlets on one breaker is a circuit? and then other outlets on a different breaker is a different circuit?) and the cord, i've found that the extension cord is what's causing the problem.

i just assume there's nothing i can do to fix a cord that trips breakers, so i've thrown that in the trash, but then i wonder about a few things...

the fuse for the ac was 3.15al/250v, BUT THE EXTENSION CORD was only rated at 125v - is that a problem?
amp rating on the cord was 1250w and idk how many watts the ac is...

so idk if this is a win or fail or user error because idk anything about electricity.
also i shouldn't have the ****** plugged into an extension cord anyway, right?

oh well.

i used a hf jack and stands the other day - woot
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the length and girth of an extension cord matters.
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too long
too skinny
in retrospect, i think it was a 16/3 cable that's waaaaaaaaaay too long - 100'
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