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Another new toy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by OnMyOwn, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 372

    I picked up a 24v cordless impact wrench today. This will come in handy in the field, should there be any blade issues. It claims to have 170lb. torque. Does anybody else use these for blades...and how do they perform?
  2. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    What brand did you buy? How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking?

    I've seen a ton of threads started about what your asking and all I hear is positive things about them.

  3. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 372

    Even though I bleed Dewalt yellow, I could not make myself fork out the money for this tool. I went by TSC and they had their Christmas tools on sale. I paid around $85.00 for the thing. I'm sure it does not have the quality of a Dewalt, but it is stamped with Goodyear racing. It only has (1) battery, as well.
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    I think you may have just answered your own question. A good quality $200-$300 true 24V works well, the cheap ones though do not work anywhere near as well from what I have been told by some that have them. It may or may not take off your blades or more importantly get them back on tight enough. It will never have a true 170fpt like your original post said I doubt. Think about it, a good 24V battery alone, say a DeWalt or Snap-on is $85 by itself. Good luck though as a backup for the field it may do the job as I said.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I have a 18v Makita...works great for in-field use when needed.

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