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Re: [Shop-talk] Impact wrenches (heavy duty)

To: Joe Szwed <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Impact wrenches (heavy duty)
From: Paul Parkanzky via Shop-talk <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:47:44 -0500
Cc: Shop-Talk <>
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Eric's already ordered but I'll second this for anybody else
following. A friend bought one and we used it to do the entire front
and rear ends on his wife's older Silverado. It's a no questions asked
tool. If you can get it onto the nut/bolt, then it is going to turn.
We started referring to it as "The middle finger of God." The only
downside I could find was that it's fairly big so there are times you
just can't get it into the space you'd want to.

I'm impatiently waiting for Bosch to come out with a real competitor
to it so that I can buy something compatible with the pair of
chargers, big pile of batteries, and half dozen 18v Bosch tools that I
already have.


On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 10:40 AM Joe Szwed via Shop-talk
<> wrote:
> I know you said air impact but you may want to look into the Milwaukee M18 
> Fuel cordless impact.  They claim 1400 ft-lbs of torque breaking and 1000 
> ft-lbs tightening.  I follow a couple heavy duty mechanics groups and this 
> cordless impact gets high scores with many guys preferring it over their 
> pneumatic.  There is even a 3/4" version available.  I know I plan on 
> replacing my 18V DeWalt with one once I have the spare cash.
> Joe
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2019, 9:15 PM eric--- via Shop-talk <
>> wrote:
> > Ok,  I know this is a new religious topic here, but I'm looking for a tool
> > recommendation.  Stay with me.
> >
> >
> >  So I ended up buying a new (to me) dump body F350 with a powerstroke
> > diesel. It only had one owner, and was well maintained (he gave me every
> > single record for it.)
> >
> > So I am starting to do my "once over" before I put it in service.  One of
> > the thing is removing the wheels and checking the brakes.  Well, the
> > mechanic that did this last had a really HD torque wrench.  I managed to
> > eventually get every nut off, but it made it clear that I need a more
> > powerfully impact wrench.
> >
> > So I come to the experts.  I'm looking for a heavy duty air impact
> > wrench.  I prefer 1/2, but I'm willing to listen to any advice on moving up
> > to 3/4.
> >
> > I'm looking for a tool to use when my 'normal' impact can't handle to job,
> > so it will not be used a ton.
> >
> > Any ideas?  Price isn't much of a concern as it seems even the top end
> > ones aren't outrageous.  (Note- I'm not a Snap on junkie that likes over
> > priced brand names.)
> >
> >
> > Sent from my Commodore 64 on a 2400 Baud Modem.
> > Tech Viper
> > "Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational
> > being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory." Ralph
> > Waldo Emerson
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