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Old 03-09-2013, 08:16 PM
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Cordless impact

Thinking about getting a cordless 18v dewalt Model #dw0059 to take blades off, will this work? Reviews on this says this thing takes lug nuts off trailers and trucks with no problem! It seems like it would work? If not what would you recommend?
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:20 PM
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Cordless impact

What's the ft lbs specs? I have a craftsman 1/2" cordless impact rated for 250ftlbs and its a beast, takes off any lug nut my 475ftlbs air impact puts on! Always good to have in the tool box IMHO
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:56 PM
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My favorite is Snap on. Pricey but a beast
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:04 PM
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It will, no problem. I don't own the Dewalt, but a Bosch with similar specs. It has worked on everything I have thrown at it. I use it every time I rotate the tires on my F350. All 32 lug nuts, torqued at over 150lb-ft. Doesn't even break a sweat.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:33 PM
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i have a craftsman 19.2v impact wrench. it works great on blades, trailer lug nuts, mower lug nuts, etc.

it's rated at 200lbs but in reality it's more in the 90-100lb range which is the perfect amount of torque you need for these types of things. it's cheaper than the dewalt. the dewalt has more torque though. i think it's rated at 300lbs so maybe 200-250lbs in reality.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:33 PM
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Hands down the Snap On. My friend has the Dewalt and you need to break the lug nuts loose first with a breaker bar then use it. The Snap On will break anything loose worth every penny I've never had any issues with it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:52 PM
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I own the dewalt and use it time and time again for both my scag ztr and both my ransome walkbehind. Zips blades off without a problem.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:50 PM
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the problem with impact wrenches that are too powerful is you can overtighten stuff easily.

i wish you could set the amount of torque you wanted on a cordless impact wrench. maybe they will come out with that one day.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:33 AM
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the problem with impact wrenches that are too powerful is you can overtighten stuff easily.

i wish you could set the amount of torque you wanted on a cordless impact wrench. maybe they will come out with that one day.
Any air operated gun has a adjustable setting. The cordless have a variable speed type trigger. You just have to know how much to go.

If you're really worried, you could buy a few torque sticks in the size you need.

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:11 PM
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Torque sticks are a great idea. Unfortunately, i had the same idea and didn't measure before I bought some. With the impact gun and stick and socket you won't have enough room under the deck to fit it on the bolt. I've used a battery powered impact for years and never had any issue with over tightening.
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