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    Cordless Impact Wrenches - Any of them worth the expense?

    Gotta love the freedom and ease of use of the cordless tools. I've seen these cordless impacts, but have never used one. I would think these would come in handy when an air source isn't available.

    What si the consensus on these things? (I have an IR Ti air powered one already)

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    Re: Cordless Impact Wrenches - Any of them worth the expense?

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    I've been wondering the same thing.

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    Re: Cordless Impact Wrenches - Any of them worth the expense?

    I really like them for some jobs. Like when you have to take a bunch of small bolts out of something, and you don't have an air line. We have a IR at work that I haven't used, I have used and really like the makitas.

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    Re: Cordless Impact Wrenches - Any of them worth the expense?

    The hitachis are quite nice...at least the ones I've seen/used are. They seem to have better power then the dewalt and makita I've tried

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    Re: Cordless Impact Wrenches - Any of them worth the expense?

    I have a snap-on 18 volt and it is great but expensive. You have to use it a lot to justify the expense @ $400.

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    Re: Cordless Impact Wrenches - Any of them worth the expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by silver_Truck
    The hitachis are quite nice...at least the ones I've seen/used are. They seem to have better power then the dewalt and makita I've tried
    That's good feed back. I wasn't even considering the Hitachi.

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    Re: Cordless Impact Wrenches - Any of them worth the expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cebby
    That's good feed back. I wasn't even considering the Hitachi.

    My 10 year old Hitachi grinder kicks a$$. They make good stuff.

    If you are considering the snapon you can try mine for a couple of days.

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    Re: Cordless Impact Wrenches - Any of them worth the expense?

    I have a Snap-On 3/8" drive. It's awesome for the stuff that doesn't require gobs of power. I use it just about every time I work on a car. You can usually put a lot back together with it. For instance, when I was working at the Ford dealer, I would put transmissions in with it all the time. Never had a come back from something because of it. You don't need to drag the air hose around, plus it's a lot quieter. When working on stuff in the interior of a car, you don't want to drag a greasy air hose into the car.

    Hope that helps.

    And if I had to do it again, I don't think I would buy the Snap-on one. It wasn't super expensive for me because I already had the batteries and the charger from my Snap-On flashlight.

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    Re: Cordless Impact Wrenches - Any of them worth the expense?

    In Balad we burnt up a bunch of the snap-on 2/8 drive cordless impacts. I think they were only 12v. After that trip I lost a lot of respect for snap-on and dewalt cordless tools, every drill we had the clutches went to hell.

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    Re: Cordless Impact Wrenches - Any of them worth the expense?

    i have a dewalt 18 volt 1/2" cordless impact. it kicks ass. removes lug nuts with no problems at all.

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