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tundrawolf 02-28-2010 08:15 PM

I need an impact driver that goes in reverse
 
Not just reverse, but IMPACT reverse for small difficult nuts and bolt on automotive work. Does such a thing exist? I am under the impression that the current impact drivers only impact in tighten mode, not loosen.

ratherbefishin' 02-28-2010 09:11 PM

Yup, they sure do.....just look up "impact wrench" instead of "impact driver". Pneumatics are best if you have a big enough compressor, but you can get both corded and cordless electrics in most of the major tool brands.:thumbsup:

aggreX 02-28-2010 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by tundrawolf (Post 407552)
Not just reverse, but IMPACT reverse for small difficult nuts and bolt on automotive work. Does such a thing exist? I am under the impression that the current impact drivers only impact in tighten mode, not loosen.

All of my 12V+18V impact drivers impact forward + reverse. I have used my 12V+18V impact drivers for small rusty bolt removal in auto work..

My corded impact wrench impacts forward + reverse.

(DW Makita Ridgid Bosch)

tundrawolf 03-01-2010 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by ratherbefishin' (Post 407574)
Yup, they sure do.....just look up "impact wrench" instead of "impact driver". Pneumatics are best if you have a big enough compressor, but you can get both corded and cordless electrics in most of the major tool brands.:thumbsup:

I am familiar with both electric and pneumatic impact wrenches, but I would *greatly* prefer a small, lightweight, completely portable tool that I could use for the same thing, just smaller tasks.

I really like the Bosch impact drivers. I just haven't been able to test one in reverse.

Leah Frances 03-01-2010 12:36 AM

I have both a cordless dewalt impact wrench and a cordless one from Harbor Freight. Both are @ the same size as my big cordless drill and I use them in the house and in the garage.

joel v. 03-02-2010 07:54 PM

Technically impact guns are not supposed to tighten things such as lug nuts and wheel bolts unless you know that the max torque of that wrench is. Just about every impact wrench in the industry has more power in reverse than in foward. Also for automotive applications you should get a wrench with an anvil rather than a hex 1/4". works much better.


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