Cordless impact

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by caddy029, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. caddy029

    caddy029 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    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?
  2. TeamYardsale4

    TeamYardsale4 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    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
  3. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    My favorite is Snap on. Pricey but a beast
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  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    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.
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,379

    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.
  6. hurrikanelandscaping

    hurrikanelandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 76

    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.
  7. kranker022

    kranker022 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    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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  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,379

    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.
  9. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    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.

  10. iforgotmybackpack

    iforgotmybackpack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    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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