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Old 02-02-2010, 02:47 AM   #46
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will an electric impact wrench accomplish the same job as an impact driver? I know impact wrenches are MUCH high torque. I have bunch of tools from automotive work, would like to be able to use universally rather buy new tools.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:44 AM   #47
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Maybe I'll get it then. It's a 12v with ni-cd batteries and a charger for $45 -- I know it isn't the latest and greatest battery technology, but most of my renovations are complete. And I'm noticing more and more how heavy my drill is, and this thing is small.
WHERE??? I want one. Tired of my cordless running out of batteries and it's generally weak performance at driving screws into wood. Think an impact model would be better.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:39 PM   #49
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Here is a smoking deal on a 14.4 Volt Makita Impact Driver Close-Out that was posted over on JLC.

Price: $99 with 2 Ni-MH batteries, charger, and case
free shipping with code 12010

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/202...ss-Impact.aspx

I had a Makita 12V Ni-MH Drill when it came out in 2002 to replace the previous Makita design that used those long stick batteries. I did not have any issues with that technology although now compared to Li-Ion they take longer to charge. But at $99 it is a super deal.
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better batteries than the aforementioned Porter-Cable, but at twice the price. Still seems like a pretty good deal though.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:59 PM   #50
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will an electric impact wrench accomplish the same job as an impact driver? I know impact wrenches are MUCH high torque. I have bunch of tools from automotive work, would like to be able to use universally rather buy new tools.
I just ordered one of these to work with the cordless impact I normally use for tire changes.



I've got a back-yard deck in the planning stages, and even though my 14V Makita arrived today, I figure I ought to have as many drivers ready for the job as possible.

It will be interesting to see the lifespan of the driver bits with the impact wrench.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:09 AM   #51
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will an electric impact wrench accomplish the same job as an impact driver? I know impact wrenches are MUCH high torque. I have bunch of tools from automotive work, would like to be able to use universally rather buy new tools.
The electric impact wrench with the right adapters could drive the same fasteners as the impact driver but usually its too big, powerful and heavy. IMO invest in a impact driver for driving in screws and bolts for remodeling or construction.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:21 AM   #52
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It will be interesting to see the lifespan of the driver bits with the impact wrench.
To get some extended life consider impact-ready driver bits, extensions and smaller sockets. The electric/cordless impact wrench I own do not have variable speed like an drill or impact driver. My impact wrench is either on or off and that can result in damaged heads or driver bits
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:11 AM   #53
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with an impact driver you can have a light weight, high torque drill and wont have a problem stripping your screw heads
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a light weight impact gun in your arsenal of tools will change the way you think about tools. they are great!
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Lots of excellent info and links in this thread - thank you in advance

I have a Dewalt combo set that should arrive tomorrow - a 18v impact driver and 18v drill driver with 2 nano lithium batteries, 30 minute charger and a case. It is brand new/never used - I got it off ebay for $198 shipped. The same set sells at HD for $279. For the price, was getting the Dewalt set instead of the Makita set worth it (I know this is an opinion question - I am looking for opinions). Basically should I have spent $50-$80 more for Makita tools?

I looked at both the Dewalt and Makita sets at HD - both retail for $279. On ebay the Dewalt set usually sells for around $235-$250. I happen to catch the one seller who decided to have his listing end on valentines day evening so I got it for what I feel is an awesome price. The lowest I have found the Makita set for on ebay is $250. Again everything I look at is brand new-never used tools

So did I do ok? I am going to be removing and old wooden swing set and putting together a new one this Spring so I will need two drivers but I already have a Skil drill so I may sell the Dewalt to recoup some of my money. I need to get a recip saw for the removal portion of the swing set project too.
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For the price, was getting the Dewalt set instead of the Makita set worth it (I know this is an opinion question - I am looking for opinions). Basically should I have spent $50-$80 more for Makita tools? So did I do ok? I am going to be removing and old wooden swing set and putting together a new one this Spring so I will need two drivers but I already have a Skil drill so I may sell the Dewalt to recoup some of my money. I need to get a recip saw for the removal portion of the swing set project too
IMO I would stick with the DW for price, nano technology and better warranty. For your current project the impact driver will impress you while removing rusty bolts, screws etc. I prefer a single battery/charger system thus I would not sell the DW. Invest in some impact-ready bits/sockets for better performance. 18V recips are handy but may lack the power of corded in certain tasks.
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So did I do ok? .....
You did Great. I bought two DeWalt 18V Nano DC9180 Batteries and a DC9310 7.2-18V Fast Charger for $189.99 on eBay (no bidding)

My 18V tools are all DeWalts for which I have replaced a number of different batteries, Some with BatteriesPlus rebuilds and the last set of two, were Chinese batteries that turned out to be crap. Not only were the batteries themselves NG (died after the first year) but the plastic molded cases never seemed to fit just right in a DeWalt tool.

Rather than trying to have BatterisPlus rebuild with decent batteries in ill fitting cases, I opted for two new DeWalt Li-Ion 18V batteries and a new DeWalt DC9103 30 minute Charger.
My thinking was that now I could use the old 18V Ni-Cads with the new 18V Li-ions and use the same charger. So far OK.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:01 PM   #58
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You did Great. I bought two DeWalt 18V Nano DC9180 Batteries and a DC9310 7.2-18V Fast Charger for $189.99 on eBay (no bidding)

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Thanks Bob. I'm not sure if you use "bing cash back" when you buy on ebay using buy it now listings - if you aren't using bing cash back you definitely should. You get money back for going through bing cash - right now it is 8%. You need to purchase a BIN listing and use paypal to pay for it. I use it all the time and it is awesome.

For those who have never used it:
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2. Type in a product name in the search box (I always type Macbook because there is always a listing on ebay for them but you could put in anything as long as it is for sale on ebay)
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4. Click the link and it will take you to ebay at the top of the page on ebay you will see an icon that says microsoft cash back and the percentage amount
5. Go to the product you really want to buy and purchase it under buy it now and use paypal to pay and you will get money sent right back to you

You will need to set up a bing cash account and link it to your paypal account first but the link for that is on the bing page

Hope that helps someone - I know I have already got at least $50-$60 back from purchases
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Hi Folks,

Are cordless impact drivers the same as this "air impact wrench"?

I don't know, I guess this would be the same? I have not had an opportunity yet to turn on my compressor and use this, nor was I sure on it's exact purpose either.

So this can be used just any other cordless drill, except it's for an air compressor and makes lots of noise?

Or have I confused this thread?
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....... I'm not sure if you use "bing cash back" when you buy on ebay ......
I saw it but did not know how to use it. Thanks for the heads up, next time I will use it. Thanks again.
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