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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old June 10th, 2013, 13:18 Thread Starter
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Electric impact gun

So guys after countless hr and 3ft 1/2in breaker bar and pipe i was unable to break loose my driver side axle nut. I almost gave up than i ran across a cheap 1/2in impact gun 7amp 230ft/lbs for only $50 from harbor freight. When i bought it i was unsure if it was up to the task, but i was desperate. So i got home pulled her out and hooked her up to the 32mm socket and went to town after 10secs or so it didn't do it and i was feeling hopeless. After trying it oout on soe other suspension bolts. I decided to give the axle nut one more try leaving the impact gun on their for 30 secs the nut came right off. So what im saying is if you need a cheap powerful impact gun this the one i would recommend. if it can take off my axle nut it can do anything.
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Yes they are a very handy tool to have. You will be surprised how much you use it just doing normal work. I especially like using it under the car when you can't get a good lever bar to break something loose. Then it zipps off the nut easy enough without spending have your life with a rachet doing a click at a time.

We have a Haitachi at work which I borrow when required plus a spare battery.

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Cordless impacts are a must when working on cars. Can make jobs that require hours take mere minutes. A good cordless impact coupled with good planning (such as liquid-wrench something 24hrs prior) can really make tough nasty jobs a cake walk.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old June 11th, 2013, 12:09 Thread Starter
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I completely agree. Having the electric impact gun made life so much easier i find myself using it to take off any bolt or nut i can get too. Makes work so much faster.
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I have the exact same one, its great but you need to replace the contacts after a year (included in kit). I use mine allot
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cordless electric and havent looked back. So convenient to keep with me in the car too rather than lugging around a co2 tank or compressor at home making all that noise just for a couple of lugnuts.
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can you use impact with a joint socket for hard to reach. i dont know if they make impact joint sockets.
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Still not as good as the air impacts, but it does the job! I have one too! I got mine on sale for $32.
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can you use impact with a joint socket for hard to reach. i dont know if they make impact joint sockets.
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how many lug nuts can you zip off before you need a recharge? (for the HF one)
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can you use impact with a joint socket for hard to reach. i dont know if they make impact joint sockets.
My Lowe's cobalt joint is holding up
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Yup it is a nice asset to have. It helped me out to get the axle nuts and the fuel filter banjo bolt off which is also on there pretty good and a tough place to get good leverage with the breaker bar.
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makita 18v here
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how many lug nuts can you zip off before you need a recharge? (for the HF one)
The HF one is not cordless.
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odd, I bought one a few years ago and it never helped me solve anything...
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Milwaukee M18 impact.. I want to get a larger 3/8 or 1/2 for bigger items someday.
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Milwaukee M18 impact.. I want to get a larger 3/8 or 1/2 for bigger items someday.

I have the 1/4 model and absolutely love it.
Its very small, light and powerful. It can take off any bolt on the car up to 12mm. Very handy when dealing with engine plastics, brackets, etc.. I also love the fact that I can use it with drilling attachments, and the fact that the batteries last forever.

Id love to get a 1/2 version someday.

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I have a 1/2 snap on it gets used almost everyday sure beats a breaker bar at times.
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I got a Milwaukee m18 1/2 impact. It better just getting the 1/2 instead of the impact drivers or 3/8. The others are too small to do any tough work
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I have a few Milwakee M18 tools... I have an M18 450ft*lb 1/2 impact and a M18 hex chuck (mainly bought for around the house, but stick a 1/4 or 3/8 drive adapter in it).

The M18 1/2 impact has literally done everything for me including pulling lug nut studs in through the hub. I was able to do all 20 on a single charge. The small impact is great for screws, or anything up to 14mm head (depends on how rusted it is).
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