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Impact Wrenches again!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mickhippy, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,266

    I know you lot have gone over this before and I've done the search but really havent found what I was looking for so.....
    My elcheapo Impact Wrench has bitten the dust and I was wondering what Cordless Impact Wrenches your using. I was thinking about the........
    Panasonic 15.5v EY6535 at 127Nm $670au (this is a 3 in 1 machine) http://www.northwestpowertools.com/impact/ey6535nqkw.htm

    Makita 12v 6914DWFE at 98 Nm $630au http://www.northwestpowertools.com/impact/6914dwbe.htm

    or stepping right up to the
    Makita 24v BTW200ShE at 200Nm for $1100au (this is real bloody expensive)
    http://www.toolbarn.com/cgi-bin/products.cgi/BTW200SHE/

    These are all preferred cordless but if I have to get electric to get a better tool for the price, I will.
    I really dont want to spent this much but to get up to the higher strengths etc, doesn't look like I have a choice. I've just started looking into these properly so any opinions and thoughts you have will be appreciated.
    I dont want to get an air compressor so please leave these out.

    Cheers guys.
     
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    We use AIR
     
  3. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,266



    Damn it!:D
    When I checked the back dated posts, (in the search) seemed like there were quite a few of you that used Cordless/Electric Impact Wrenches. I just figure they were small enough to put under/behind the truck seat and handy out in the field. I still havent given up! That Panasonic looks good with the 3 in 1 but I'm not to sure about the power of it, let alone the cost!

    Cheers
     
  4. GeorgiaGrassMan

    GeorgiaGrassMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I used the Makita 12v impact wrench you mentioned. I love it! I haven't had it that long but I'm yet to find a blade it won't remove in short order. I can change 3 blades about 5 times on a charge. Not much more to say about it other than it works great. I paid $200.00 USD.
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    we carry a big breaker bar with a socket and a big box end wrench. never needs charged last 4 ever.
    also makes a great club.
     
  6. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    Mickhippy,

    Ive had the Milwauke 18v corfless impact for about 2 months now and its awesome. I take it with me always, and use it frequently in the field. The cordless impact has always had enough power.
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501


    Got the same one...the thing is a godsend for changing blades. Had it two years...paid $185 for it.
     
  8. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    Got the same one as you do MacLawnCo,

    I love mine too.

    Just becarefull excessive heat will kill those nicads.
     
  9. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,069

  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    That is really nice. They must have JUST come out with that DeWalt, because I just inquired about them just during this past summer, and they weren't available, yet. I have the Makita 12V, and I love it. I believe I was the first one that posted about these being used, as I knew I had to have one when I saw the mechanic at my dealer use one to put a different set of blades on my mower. His was a Snap-On though, and is quite a bit pricier. But like I said, though, that Makita is a real nice unit. I'm sure you couldn't go wrong with the DeWalt, either.
     

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