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Old 09-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #41
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It you just want an impact for changing tires get the HF cordless. Its exactly perfect for that. Doesnt quite spin fast enough for putting the nut onto shock shafts though.

But if I'm going to get a corded set, I'm going to do it right the first time and get Milwaukee, maybe settle for dewalt if i get a killer deal on it.
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Makita ftw! Bought a combo set with 1/4" impact, hammer drill and circular as several years ago. Li-ion was still pretty new to tools at the time. One battery stopped charging a year later with very light use. I was pissed and suffered with one for the longest time, replacement was $80 from amazon and I sometimes think about picking up a third just for convenience. Picked up the 1/2" impact for autox tire swaps and then got rid of the r-comps later that year. Both get a ton of use on the car, I've never found a bolt on the miata the 1/2" can't break free. I've got the BTW450 1/2", not sure which model 1/4" LXsomthingorother.
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Makita BTW450 for the 18v high-torque impact.
FML, $760 locally.
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Are these battery-powered impact drivers actually any good?
Depends on the brand and the torque output, but I'd say overall.. Yes.

My Milwaukee impact isn't something you'd be installing lug nuts with, but I use it for general engine assembly. Gets things moving on and off very quickly but doesn't put out too much torque.


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FML, $760 locally.
Cover cost and shipping, I'll send you one.

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Go to every Lowes, and Home Depot within 30miles, and look at add the open box/ returned items. I usually can talk them down 30-40% because it was missing something not important.
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Dont waste your money on anything else when it comes to cordless impact driver.
CT7850, Impact Wrench, Cordless, Lithium, 18 Volt, 1/2" Drive (U.S.)
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Milwaukee! I have used dewault, makita(white) and Hilti. The Milwaukee drill motors and Impact drivers are superb. Light, strong, small, last a good while on full use. We really like our Hilti Sawzall and Hilti Angle Grinder. Save your money for the better power tools. Our Milwauk's don't slowly loose power over the period of use like most, rather they just turn off giving you more use
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Makita BTW450 for the 18v high-torque impact.
Been rocking the same one for a little over two years. I went with it over the Snap-on because they hadn't gone Lithium yet. Best money ever spent! Got it as part of the LXT421 package. Price has come down a bit since then but I paid about $800 for the whole package 2 years ago.
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I have a Porter Cable Lithoum drill-I like it-holds a charge for months and months.
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