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Old 12-29-2015, 10:34 AM
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Bought a new Battery Impact Wrench

Thought I share my thoughts on my late X-mas gift:
Milwaukee M18 FUEL 1/2" High Torque Impact Wrench with Friction Ring Kit 2763-22

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 1/2" High Torque Impact Wrench with Friction Ring Kit at Blain's Farm & Fleet

Tool, 2 batteries and charger included w/ case. Great reviews from what I read. Setting 1 is supposed to up to 100 ft/lb and setting 2 up to 700 ft.lb. My only issue is that I do not think setting 1 would torque to 100 ft/lb, probably less. Setting 2 seems like it could do some damage. Broke the 125 ft/lb bolts loose w/o really trying.

It worked great to remove control arm bolts as I did not feel like wrestling a breaker bar.

There is also a sale/ deal going on w/ Milwaukee until Jan 3rd. Buy on "kit" and get a bare tool free. There was a list to choose from. I got a saws-all since I did not have one.

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These are great when removing lug nuts as well. I personally have a set of the Milwaukee M18 power tools. I have yet to find a job they can't handle around the house. I have a Bosch impact wrench which is great as well.

Great deal and have fun with the new tool

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Old 12-29-2015, 11:08 AM   #3
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I bought one of these when I was doing the suspension on my old rusty TJ. It's a total lifesaver. Best part is the battery appears to last forever.
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I have the Ryobi driver. Great for removing and driving those stubborn bolts. I'd still torque to specs at the end though.
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As long as I can, I will use a ratchet and torque wrench to remove and install lug nut. Less of a chance to damaging the threads over time.
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Love mine. Opened the door to many projects that were off-limits before. Only use it when needed...
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I have a battery powered dewalt impact for work, so handy using it on the Jeep as well.

The hammering action really helps to get stubborn bolts out without snapping them usually, compared to a breaker bar.
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I certainly finish with a torque wrench to set it correctly. As for wheels I only remove lug nuts with an impact. I never install them with it.
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Dewalt here and love it. Cheap and it works well. Used it on control arms and brackets and seat removal. Pulled seats in matter of minutes for bed liner install.Use it to pull wheels wap wap and done.
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I never like initially removing high torque bolts using an impact, you will notice that it will drop a lot of metal chips while it is trying to remove the bolts/nuts. That is because it is rounding off the corners of the bolts/nuts as it kicks and impacts the bolt. Use a breaker bar to start loosening, then use the impact to drive it loose completely...
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I have a well abused pre "Fuel" version of the Milwaukee. One or two clicks of the hammer is about 95 ft-lb. A fresh battery will get you to about 425 ft-lb going forward. The fuel has quite a bit more power, so you can do some damage...
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I have the M18 Fuel with friction ring. Use it every day where I work. People scoffed at first at a battery powered 1/2" impact. Now everyone wants to borrow it instead of dragging an air hose around. It's a great tool and it has more torque than the ones I looked at from SnapOn and Matco.

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