Battery Impact Driver

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by malblackbelt05, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. jbighump

    jbighump LawnSite Member
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    i have the same snap-on 18v gun and it rocks. it reeks havoc on stuck bolts and lug nuts. :D
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, that gun is the bomb. It'll do anything an air impact will do.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have an 18volt dewalt impact as well.
  4. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    18 volt Dealt. Great tool, good for wheel removal also .
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  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm sorry, but my Snap-On 18V 1/2" drive will do anything a comparable air impact will do. I know this because I've used the 18V Snap-On side-by-side with a comparable air impact and the only difference is that I had a much harder time with the air-impact because the hose kept getting in the way.
  6. johnny_boy02

    johnny_boy02 LawnSite Member
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    I carry a set of DeWalt 18v stuff and basic hand tools. The impact make life easier. I have no need for air tools at my house.
  7. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have three batteries for mine, 2 of which stay fully charged, when one runs down, put fresh one on, charge dead one, repeat. No being without power in emergency situations. The battery I'm using now has changed the blades 5 or 6 times and still isn't showing weakness, so its not like a Walmart Black and Decker that turns 3 rotations and dies.
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  8. bel-nor

    bel-nor LawnSite Member
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    I use a Dewalt 1/2 impact electric in the garage, and keep a Dewalt 18v 1/2 in the truck. Solo operations require good use of time, regular maintenance and forward thinking for efficient operations. I was reluctant when purchasing the electric model first thinking it was inferior to the air models, but the 300+ foot pounds speaks for itself, The battery model has similar power and I already had a Dewalt Drill Driver 18v w/two batteries so I purchased the impact only which is lower in cost.
  9. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hand tools are a must but I use my 18v Dewalt impact daily. I often will change out blades during the middle of the day. Waaaaaay faster. I also use it for deck height adjustment on my BOP Quick mowers also waaaay faster.

    I carry at least 5 spare batteries.
  10. malblackbelt05

    malblackbelt05 LawnSite Member
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    looks like I'll be getting a dewalt 18 volt. I have a 18 volt kit that needs the batteries replaced anyway so that would make the most sense for me! Thanks for all your input. And by the way topsites I do have hand tools and they do get used, but it seems like it would be way more efficient to use a tool like this to do blade changes....

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