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fishhead
01-31-2009, 08:26 PM
so i now have to fork out x amount of dollars for a fcordess impact wrench for work.


does anyone use one themselve, i am looking for suggestions a to what brand to look into, i have been doing some research but tool manufacturers websites are kinda biased.

im looking for something that can take the abuse of wet and muddy autowrecking and keep itself in one working peice




any ideas[cheers]

FINGERS
01-31-2009, 08:26 PM
MILWAUKEE ALL THE WAY

epic3
01-31-2009, 08:28 PM
lithium ion makita
volt to volt the most powerfull and lightest cordless tools I've ever used

Tunabomber
01-31-2009, 09:21 PM
i sell them

are you looking for inch pounds
or foot pounds


what kinda work do you expect to do :dontknow:

Tunabomber
01-31-2009, 09:22 PM
i sell them

are you looking for inch pounds
or foot pounds


what kinda work do you expect to do :dontknow:

oh ya talk to me before you buy

shawn_ruley
01-31-2009, 10:30 PM
makita for sure[36]

Trooper
01-31-2009, 11:05 PM
I just got a snap on ct4850 for the rig. Thing is AMAZING. A little better then my Ingersoll-Rand W360. I got ehs snap on off a truck, I payed just under 400 for the w360 with 3 batterys.

dirka dave
01-31-2009, 11:30 PM
I have been scoping put the snap-on too...


Is it really as good as they claim?

Trooper
02-01-2009, 12:05 AM
Its the only snap on tool I swear by. Snap on aint what it used to be but this impact gun has payed for itself many times over. Its not easy on batterys but if you have two you will be more then ok. My first statement is a understatement the snap on destroys the IG w360 other wise I would not have bought the snap on.

Troy
02-01-2009, 01:34 AM
fuck...cordless impacts save sooooo much time. i broke the gears in a 6 year old dewalt, but apparently it wasn't a common problem... but im hard on stuff. it was a 18 volt 85 ft lb model i think

MUD CHILD
02-01-2009, 08:54 AM
I have a 3/8 and a 1/2" Snap on impact, they work Awesome!!! I was very surprised hoe much torque they had

fishhead
02-01-2009, 11:58 AM
i sell them

are you looking for inch pounds
or foot pounds


what kinda work do you expect to do :dontknow:

it will be used at outdoors in all sorts of weather from snowy to muddy conditions in an autowrecker, pulling diffs, boxes cabs and every other large pert on a vehicle, i wil be usuig it everyday and often through out th day, so i am looking forsomething that can take the abuse and continue woring.

i have been loking into milwakee ,snap off and a few others mainly looking for fot pounds as the bolts i will be removing ill belarge and well stuck. i am looking for something with high torque in reverse


which units are you selling , i will be doing a bit more research on them and give you a more detailed look as to what models i want more ino/picing on

sj-x 500
02-01-2009, 12:09 PM
the snap on 3/8ths 14.4 volt model i picked up kicks ass, 150 ft/lbs, but lacks real power when something is rusted, or has a nut on the back side i find. great up to a 3/8ths fastener.
never used the 1/2 inch one, for what i do, it's not practical to have a 1/2" cordless impact.

dirka dave
02-01-2009, 12:14 PM
Too bad there isn't a Snap on guy on the board that is a FIBC member.....

I bet there would be a few people who would buy some stuff.



[f]

fishhead
02-01-2009, 12:21 PM
the snap on 3/8ths 14.4 volt model i picked up kicks ass, 150 ft/lbs, but lacks real power when something is rusted, or has a nut on the back side i find. great up to a 3/8ths fastener.
never used the 1/2 inch one, for what i do, it's not practical to have a 1/2" cordless impact.



i am looking at 18v or higher in a 1/2 drive since i wil be workin with large rusted bolts

dirka dave
02-01-2009, 12:27 PM
Use air impact.....

Tunabomber
02-01-2009, 12:37 PM
i sell all major brands and would give them to you at cost

however you have to realize a few things

1 nobody except snap on makes money on power tools most sell them at 8-16 points on cost and thats only because they want your bussiness on the accesories .

2 . for what your looking for i dont believe there is such a tool ...
the reason is torque and temp. in the cold batts do not work well
and most cordless impacts lack the break power compared to air.


i could sell you a dewalt 3/8 or maybe even 1/2 for about 3 or less ..
last i looked i think they are about 1300 inch pounds but the batt technoligy aint there as they still use nicad batts and take a long time to charge

makita is the same thing but uses li on batts and take only 20 min to charge

maillwakke are a little bit beefey er but the $ is out to lunch and the batts are not very good

i will get you some prices on monday and post em here [cheers]

Trooper
02-01-2009, 12:43 PM
Litium baterys are way way better in the cold. I use mine is -10 conditions all the time. Worse case you just keep the battery in your pocket. If charging times are an issue buy a good digital charger. I charge my nicd dewalts in 30 mins to peak charge with it. You can take any NiCD battery back and get litium cells put in too. Dr battery will do it for you.

dirka dave
02-01-2009, 12:47 PM
Thanks tuna....

I am looking for a good 3/8 impact that is light and has at least 5o ft/lbs, is that unreasonable ?

fishhead
02-01-2009, 12:49 PM
Use air impact.....



i used air impact in the shop when i can but i wrk out in the yard so cordless is needed. there is not enough room in a yardcar to run a compresser have a roll cab and place to put parts let alone customers when they need to look at something

fishhead
02-01-2009, 12:53 PM
Litium baterys are way way better in the cold. I use mine is -10 conditions all the time. Worse case you just keep the battery in your pocket. If charging times are an issue buy a good digital charger. I charge my nicd dewalts in 30 mins to peak charge with it. You can take any NiCD battery back and get litium cells put in too. Dr battery will do it for you.

keeping the spare batteries warm in cold weather wouldnt be a problem as i can put them on the defroston the yard(wont heat up toooo bad sincethere is no roof!). this will be used in the -25 to 30 above throught the year


tuna i will find some models that i am looking at n let ya know what i want prices on

stylus
02-01-2009, 01:32 PM
makita lithiums are awesome drills, everyone where i work swears by em, i probably would too if i wasnt a bosch man.

either way makita or bosch you cant go wrong.

Tunabomber
02-01-2009, 01:51 PM
the makita charger is the best there is

it will only charge in optimal conditions

it has a fan in the charger that connects to a port in the batt and circulates the air threw

cold and hot is what kills batts

fishhead
02-01-2009, 02:06 PM
charging will be done in oice/shop at work or at home after work so temp during charging will not be a problemm

FU Toolbag
02-01-2009, 06:58 PM
Get the same kind as the other guy's in your shop, then you can swipe their batteries as well, unless your the only one there, in which case tell your boss to buy one himself and stop waisting your weekend with his trivial bullshit.






But I could be wrong there.

trencher
02-01-2009, 09:18 PM
My snap on 1/2" cordless is 450lbs of torque, and i love it!!!!
As long as the battery is charged it has plenty of break out torque. Thats the only one i would recommend. One guy in our shop had a hitachi 3/8 i believe and it was shit...he bought the snapon 3/8 and loved it.

mini
02-02-2009, 08:17 AM
as for the batteries tuna, the only reason that we havent switched over to lithiom is due to the fact that you cant let a li-ion go completely dead, otherwise it wont have the reachge capacity again and they loos their charging ability alot quicker than the nicd.

mini
02-02-2009, 08:18 AM
bring one of you 1/2 to the spudspudspudspudspud run i wanna do some real time tests with them ill bring mine

NickB
02-02-2009, 09:14 AM
Too bad there isn't a Snap on guy on the board that is a FIBC member.....

I bet there would be a few people who would buy some stuff.



[f]

got two of us. I think the Snapon half inch impact is fuckin awesome.

NickB
02-02-2009, 09:25 AM
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1866914/snap_on_mother_or_all_cordless_impact_wrenches_sal vage_video/

NickB
02-02-2009, 09:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5627uNhaeA

England
02-02-2009, 09:38 AM
hey the link has the word Vag in it !!!!! Thats got to be the best one !!!! Dual purpose !!

Tunabomber
02-02-2009, 09:10 PM
so ball park it mini how much ???


i can do a makita 18v lith ion with 325 foot lbs for about 3 bills

mini
02-02-2009, 10:08 PM
i can do the snap on 18v nicad with 2 batteries, 620 foot lbs for about 5bills

Tunabomber
02-02-2009, 11:22 PM
i can do the snap on 18v nicad with 2 batteries, 620 foot lbs for about 5bills


guess you get what ya pay for eh !![cheers]