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bernieinva
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:10 am    Post subject: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm looking to purchase a battery operated 1/4 and/or 3/8 drive impact wrench for my farm shop. With so many on the market and the various torques and costs involved, I have no idea what to buy. Can someone tell me what you use and are pleased with?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:20 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Milwaukee M18 Fuel impacts and drills are what I use professionally. All others are toys as far as torque is concerned.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:42 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a John Deere which I bought several years ago which is a 3/8 size and torque, but has a 1/2 drive. It's been great. I don't think they offer the same one anymore. If I were buying today, it would be a Milwaukee.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:44 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You won't be disappointed with a Milwaukee or Dewalt 1/4-inch impact driver. But Milwaukee seems to currently have a larger selection of 3/8 impact guns. You can choose from a wide selection of M12 or M18 tools of various sizes and torque ranges. It is amazing the torque they are getting from some of their lightweight compact impacts.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:47 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

M18 Milwaukee fuel. I love mine.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:48 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What is the best torque versus cost one to buy
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:00 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The M18 is a beast!! I love it
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:09 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just bought a Milwaukee 3/8 drive M18 at Fleet Farm but haven't even opened the box yet. Everything I've heard about them is super positive. I bought their M18 16 chain saw a while back and love it for little jobs. Just went out and cut some brush and small trees with it. I only have one M18 battery which will fit any M18 tool they have.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pick your battery platform an go from there. I have the Dewalts and haven't used air tools since. Dewalt has just released new compact impacts that look impressive. Check out Torque test channel on you tube.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote



I have Porter Cable (cheapy), Dewalt (fair to middlin') and Makita. Makita is head and shoulders above the others. I haven't used the Milwaukees, many people swear by them, other tell me they are way overpriced for what you get. I have never had a poor Makita tool of any kind, so I trust them.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a Bosch 1/2 drive. works great.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've got a DeWalt with the 1/4 and 3/8 anvils. Not a super amount of torque, but I use it more than I ever dreamed I would.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

X 2 on the Milwaukee M18.

Son mentioned to look closely when buying the package deals that give you 3 or 4 tools together for a bargain price.

Tool may look the same but may not have the same torque rating as some of the ones you buy one at a time.

1/4 impact 1400 inch lbs included in package deal.

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1500 inch lbs when bought separately.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ive owned mostly DeWalt for years no problems HOWEVER if I were starting all over I RECOMMEND AND WOULD BUY MILWAUKEE. Just like what oil or spark plugs are best you will get plenty of OPINIONS on this one and all are right like mine are lol

Best wishes

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: What impact wrench to buy? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have several Snapon impacts I bought at auction about 20 years ago,they have good power and haven't given me any problems other than to replace the batteries.
 
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