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Old 11-18-2015, 01:55 PM
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Which Impact Wrench?

I have a Gravely Pro Turn 152 and was looking to purchase and impact wrench for removing mower blades. Looked at Home Depot this morning & the choices are endless from cordless to electric etc. I've never used an impact before for doing this so I'm assuming a 1/2" drive is what I want???
Before just going out and grabbing something I thought it best to ask you guys what you use etc.
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Old 11-18-2015, 02:19 PM
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Do you have a good sized air compressor?
Do you have an electrical outlet "handy" where you'll be working on said mower or other things?
Are you even in need on one "out in the field"?
Those are you questions.
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:43 PM
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Yes - I have an air compressor but not sure it would be big enough. I use it for my nailer. It's a pancake compressor.
Yes - I have electric in my garage.
No, more then likely I would not be changing blades in the field.
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:47 PM
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get a craftsman battery powered impact wrench. it's what i use.
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:50 PM
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get a craftsman battery powered impact wrench. it's what i use.
1/2" Drive? Thanks
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:56 PM
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Probably need a bigger compressor for an air gun.
Might look at cordless impacts.
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:59 PM
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Probably need a bigger compressor for an air gun.
Might look at cordless impacts.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:00 PM
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Definitely go with 1/2" drive. If you will be using it near an electrical outlet go with a corded one. No dead batteries to worry about. If there is any chance you will need to use it in the field then go with cordless. Check the torque output and get a strong one. Never hurts to have too much power to loosen bolts.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:05 PM
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Yes - I have an air compressor but not sure it would be big enough. I use it for my nailer. It's a pancake compressor.
Yes - I have electric in my garage.
Well technically an air tool runs on pressure, not volume. If the compressor puts out the pressure (and I'm sure it does), it will run a pneumatic impact at full power for as long as there is air left in the tank.

Unfortunately, with a pancake tank, that'll be about 1 blip of a 1/2" impact's trigger before it starts to slow down. For a mower blade, that just might be enough though with a 1/2" impact. A 3/8" drive impact is marginal for this use, and might take a few seconds of hammering. Something your air tank couldn't supply.

Are you already invested into other cordless tools? If so, you might want to look into a 1/2" cordless impact that uses the batteries you already have (if you've got something worth sticking with).
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:41 PM
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Are you already invested into other cordless tools?
Yes, I have other cordless Ryobi tools with batteries that are interchangeable. Some have mentioned going with a 1/2 drive cordless which Ryobi does sell and the battery that goes with it is the same as the other tools I have.

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