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

To: Mike Rambour <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Impact wrenches (heavy duty)
From: Paul Parkanzky via Shop-talk <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 14:31:15 -0500
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The Milwaukee has three modes. 100 ft-lbs. Some intermediate amount (I
don't remember what it was) and then all of it. We experimented with
those modes a bit while we were busting loose crusty suspension bolts
but eventually settled on using all of the torque all of the time.

It does have one neat feature which is when it's set at high-torque it
slows way down as soon as the fastener breaks loose so it doesn't
fling it across the shop. I like that feature but wish it slowed down
to a little bit higher pace than it does (It would break lugs free and
then take longer than I'd like to finish spinning them off).


On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 2:24 PM Mike Rambour via Shop-talk
<> wrote:
>  Is there such a thing as too much torque  ?
>  Based on suggestion earlier in this thread I am looking at the Milwaukee 18 
> Fuel and some reviews have said for normal car work this is too much torque, 
> I can't imagine there is such a thing, once broken loose there is no torque 
> and if I want it off, I want it off NOW, I don't want to have to get my blue 
> wrench out.  I have a IR2131 and there has been some things it no longer 
> removes that it happily removed when it was 20 or so years younger.
>     mike
> On 2/25/2019 7:28 AM, Brian and Wendy via Shop-talk wrote:
> I am using the IR Thunder Gun.  625ft-lb reverse torque. I have never been 
> disappointed.
> Brian Warrick
> Nampa, ID

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