is a 18v impact drill strong enough

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lyndont, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. lyndont

    lyndont LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    I was wondering if an 18v makita or dewalt impact drill would be strong enough to change blades while on the job or if you would need something more powerful
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  2. eggie329

    eggie329 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    It should work and thats a great idea! You might need a breaker bar on call.
  3. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    I don't have an impact driver but I use plenty of 18 drivers. they are very strong. I often twisted off the head of a 5/16" lag screw if I set the clutch too high. that is torque.
  4. micah5634

    micah5634 LawnSite Member
    from mo
    Messages: 42

    I have a dewalt 18v 1/2 drive cordless and it removes blades just fine.
  5. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from LA
    Messages: 483

    Makita BTW450, worth every penny.
  6. jonathanone

    jonathanone LawnSite Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 122

    I think you would find that that a 14v would also work for you, whichever way you go spend the extra for lithium and get the wrench not the driver/drill.
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    Yeah, that should work just fine.
  8. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    Breaker bar all the way... When things get to technical things tend to break...

    I employ the K.I.S.S. method in my everyday comings and goings...

  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    I think it's a lot more simple to impact the blades on and off instead of messing with chunks of wood or whatever to block the blades when you use the breaker bar.
  10. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I just grab the blade with a gloved hand and the breaker bar with the other... Install with a 65 ft. lb. torque wrench.... Done in about 5 min...

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