Electric Impact wrench Rec's/exp - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old December 19th, 2011, 05:01 PM
J. Andrew's Avatar
J. Andrew
Status: Offline
J. Andrew
95 D90 NAS SW #384
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 136
Electric Impact wrench Rec's/exp

I'd like an impact wrench for my garage. One of my neighbor's walls shares my garage wall, so pneumatic is out. Anyone have any electrics that they've had good experience with (1st or 2nd hand)?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old December 19th, 2011, 05:06 PM
jefferson's Avatar
jefferson
Status: Offline
Jeff A
97 Defender 90 SW #593
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 283
NathanWind has a Snap-on cordless impact wrench that I recently borrowed. I was impressed with how well it worked and am now in the market myself. I am sure he can chime in with the model number.
__________________
97 D90 SW
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 19th, 2011, 05:21 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
The dewalt I have is great! Plugs into the wall and I almost never run my air tank now.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old December 19th, 2011, 05:31 PM
don's Avatar
don
Status: Offline
Don Bunnell
'86 110 3dr ST
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rumson, NJ
Posts: 4,272
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilfij
The dewalt I have is great! Plugs into the wall and I almost never run my air tank now.
I have a little Dewalt cordless impact that works great and for many jobs it replaces the IR and the air line. I bought it at Home Depot many years ago. It has it's limits and M10 is probably the max for off and on but that little bish gets the ds or diff bolts out fast as shit and is a beauty for working underneath.

Pretty sure Car and Driver had a cordless impact test not too long ago.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old December 19th, 2011, 06:02 PM
KKilo23's Avatar
KKilo23
Status: Offline
Kenny
NAS SW l NAS ST l 110 SW | 110 Crew
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Posts: 2,065
Registry
http://www.caranddriver.com/features...tested-gearbox
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old December 19th, 2011, 06:06 PM
J. Andrew's Avatar
J. Andrew
Status: Offline
J. Andrew
95 D90 NAS SW #384
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 136
I'd like to have it be my only impact wrench, so I am pretty sure that corded electric is going to give me the most torque.

Between these two, the reviews are kinda one sided:
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW292-2...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-9072...ref=pd_cp_hi_1

I'd like to be able to do the lugs as well as anything that it will fit on.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old October 8th, 2013, 04:10 PM
rijosho's Avatar
rijosho
Status: Offline
Joshua
1995 Black ST - Rhinolined edition
Research Assistant/Eagle Eyes
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,557
Registry
Has anyone bought/researched cordless Impact Driver / Wrench options lately? I've been looking around lately at popularmechanic, This Old House, and some other reviews, and just wanted to see what people are using these days. The DeWalt ones don't seem to be rated as high as in the past when compared to some of the more recent options like Panasonic which was surprising.

I do like the DeWalt options, mostly because I've used the brand, they're recommended by those who use/own them, and I like how the set-up can by "built" over time to include some other useful tools using the same charging stations/batteries...but I know that also applies to other brands.
__________________
Quote:
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old October 8th, 2013, 04:16 PM
Z.G's Avatar
Z.G
Status: Offline
Zack
300Tdi 95 D1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Burlington, VT
Posts: 4,684
Registry
I've used a few snapon ones, they were amazing...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old October 8th, 2013, 04:48 PM
boswalt's Avatar
boswalt
Status: Offline
Brian Oswalt
1988 exmod 110
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: WA
Posts: 270
Registry
I have an 18v cordless dewalt. I love it but my first one crapped out after about 2 months. I went back to Home Depot and mentioned it to the tool manager. Brand new unit, no questions asked. Run great ever since.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old October 8th, 2013, 04:51 PM
jayz's Avatar
jayz
Status: Offline
Jason Zolezzi
85 200tdi 110
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Walnut Creek, Ca
Posts: 776
I have purchased and used almost every type of cordless and corded impact guns for construction projects. My guys use them pretty much constantly every day. For cordless, the dewalt takes the beating the best plus the batteries work for all the tools. The Bosch is nice, light and work well but are the first to break. Hilti makes a good cordless but is much more expensive but for what I do to them it's not worth it. For corded, Makita makes the best hands down. They are submerged in water, thrown in the mud, dropped on concrete constantly and just keep working. I have some Makita impacts that have lasted through multiple projects and are still working. There are different models, you want the smallest lightest one they sell, I can try and look up the model number. Hope that helps
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old October 8th, 2013, 05:04 PM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,839
Registry
Tractor Supply is offering the 1/2 in dewalt 18v for $169 with an XRP battery and charger right now locally. They have regional pricing but that seems like a good price and I was considering getting one since all my other battery operated stuff is dewalt 18v.

I have used the craftsman, snap on and a few others but never the dewalt 1/2. It appeals to me since I have a bunch of batteries and chargers already.



http://www.tractorsupply.com/product...051_211628_779
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old October 8th, 2013, 05:14 PM
sonoronos's Avatar
sonoronos
Status: Offline
Ed
None
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 5,543
Registry
I own the Dewalt 18V 1/2" impact driver and it does not really have a lot of torque (300 ft/lbs). It is very handy when its torque is sufficient.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old October 8th, 2013, 05:19 PM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,839
Registry
Can't speak for others but I have pneumatic for anything requiring more than 300 ft lbs. So other than that limitation you like it ?
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old October 8th, 2013, 05:24 PM
sonoronos's Avatar
sonoronos
Status: Offline
Ed
None
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 5,543
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Douglas View Post
Can't speak for others but I have pneumatic for anything requiring more than 300 ft lbs. So other than that limitation you like it ?
Yes I like it It's bulky, but it behaves pretty much as one would an impact wrench to behave, which I guess is what I would expect!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old October 8th, 2013, 05:28 PM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,839
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonoronos View Post
Yes I like it It's bulky, but it behaves pretty much as one would an impact wrench to behave, which I guess is what I would expect!
dragging a heavy pneumatic around with 50 ft of air hose can be a real pain @ some angles
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old October 8th, 2013, 05:50 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
My compressor broke years ago and I have been happy with my 120v dewalt.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old October 8th, 2013, 06:10 PM
Quimbola's Avatar
Quimbola
Status: Offline
Josh
1994 #1695 Not stock.
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 364
I get my Dewalt tools from these guys.

http://www.cpopowertools.com/dewalt-...efault,sc.html

Reconditioned but all of them looked brand new, never used.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old October 8th, 2013, 06:14 PM
sonoronos's Avatar
sonoronos
Status: Offline
Ed
None
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 5,543
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Douglas View Post
dragging a heavy pneumatic around with 50 ft of air hose can be a real pain @ some angles
True! Also it is much quieter than the equivalent air tool...
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old October 8th, 2013, 06:35 PM
Jymmiejamz's Avatar
Jymmiejamz
Status: Offline
Jimmy
1995 D90 SW #365
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,468
Registry
I'm not a big fan of electric power tools overall, but I've used a few over the year. I used my buddy's corded DeWalt impact, and I thought it was terrible. It seemed to have no power. I've also used a few Snap On cordless impacts which work pretty well, but are nothing compared to pneumatic. I don't see an electric impact being that much quieter than a pneumatic one if your neighbors wall shares a wall with your garage.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old October 8th, 2013, 10:00 PM
SMac's Avatar
SMac
Status: Offline
Sam
NAS 97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonoronos View Post
I own the Dewalt 18V 1/2" impact driver and it does not really have a lot of torque (300 ft/lbs). It is very handy when its torque is sufficient.
Love mine...Amazon has them for around $110-$125 shipped without the battery. It will accept nicad or lithiums as well.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
ac

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm making a custom fiberglass electric fan shroud for D90, anyone interesed? jaherring Defender Technical Discussions 1 November 22nd, 2005 01:06 PM
Lug wrench - do they really shrink?? paulb Defender Technical Discussions 4 June 26th, 2005 01:42 PM
Twin Electric fan kit for V8 D90 kiphartzell Wanted 2 March 17th, 2005 01:06 PM
Did 1995 SW D90s come with an electric fan? arbik Defender Technical Discussions 8 March 1st, 2005 01:27 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 AM.


Copyright