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Cordless Impact Drill

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by POWER STROKE, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. POWER STROKE

    POWER STROKE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    I am looking to buy a Cordless Impact Drill I was wondering if any one could recommend a good one? Harbor Freight has one on sale right now 18 Volt Cordless 1/4" hex Impact Driver reg $60.00 on sale for $50.00 plus I have a 10% discount coupon. Has any one every use their drills and are they worth the money. Thanks in advance for any help or input.

    -POWER
     
  2. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    Try Lowes, or HD. Please don't waste your money at HF, you will remember this reply if you do.
    easy-lift guy
     
  3. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,128

    Didn't you make a post like this awhile back?
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  4. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    Harbor freight is junk get a dewalt granger usaly has a good deal on just the impact w/ no battery's if you already have 18v battery's
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  5. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,018

    Makita....
     
  6. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,272

    If your looking to change blades you will not do it with a 1/4 inch. Need 1/2" I have dewalt and love it but thebig names are all good.
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  7. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    Yeah you will need a 1/2" impact for sure.
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  8. morgaj1

    morgaj1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    If you are looking for an impact wrench to change blades, tires, etc., I would recommend a 1/2". The 1/4" wrenches are not substantial enough and don't generate enough torque. Also, I have learned the hard way, that buying cheap tools costs more in the long run. In my experience, I have bought the cheap tool first. Then, when it breaks, I end up buying a quality tool. So, I would have been better off financially to buy the quality tool up front. That being said, this is what I use and recommend:

    http://www.cpomilwaukee.com/factory...kee-reconditioned-impact-drivers-and-wrenches

    I bought the refurbished one from CPO and couldn't tell it from new, plus saved a good bit of $$$ over new. I have had mine for over a year and have used it a ton. It still works as good as new. I bought an extra battery, so that I am never without power for it.

    My advice is to stick with Milwaukee, Makita, Dewalt, Porter Cable or Ridgid. These are all proven brands with great track records. They are typically 2-3 times as expensive as the Harbor Freight tools, but well worth it.
     
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I have a Milwaukee but it is a 1/4" 18V and does remove the blades just fine.
     
  10. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
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