what cordless tool are you using to get your lug nuts off

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wreckerman893

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I have the one inch "Earthquake" from Harbor Fright. I bought it when I was taking the body off a firetruck I bought. It is a stud duck at ripping big stuck nuts and bolts loose. It will even do lug nuts that have been on a while. The down side is the battery charger and spare battery are sold separately. If you are a mechanic and use your tools every day go for the high dollar name brand stuff. If you only need the heavy artillery occasionally try the Harbor Freight stuff. I have the Earthquake cordless impact, a 12 inch Compound Miter saw, a set of one inch sockets, ratchet and pull bar and they serve me well on occasion.
 

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the 1400 ft/lb Milwaukee has been flawless on my big trucks. I did 3 tires on and off (so 30 lugs off and on) with 1/2 of a 5.0 battery. All were checked with a 600 ft/lb torque wrench and were well over the required 475. I would not hesitate to recommend these whole heartedly.
 

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Just read this entire thread.....

Thinking of the 1/2” Milwaukee high torque one. I already own several makita tools. Hate to switch brands at this point, but not that big a deal.


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The new Milwaukee High Torque is far superior to any tool out there. I own two of them and really like having the ability to bust free really stuck bolts up to 3/4" ! It can take off some of my Deuce lug nuts too. Really don't like using it for that since it really is not designed for that kind of punishment on a daily basis.
 

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I have given away or sold all of my air, corded and cordless tools after geyting the Milwaukee high torque 1/2" cordless impact. Nothing I had came anywhere close to matching the power. I had Mac, Matco, Blue Point and Snap on air impacts as well as Matco, Snap on, Rigid and Dewalt cordless impacts. None of them compared to these new Milwaukees.
 
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You guys convinced me..... just ordered a 3/4 High torque 2864-20 For my Christmas gift to myself. It had the most bang for the buck. my birthday is coming up, so I plan on getting the batteries and charger then.


any recommendations for source for batteries and charger? Best value while getting full performance.
 

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X2 for Milwaukee impact gun. Ordered mine on amazon for less that the depot. Not as powerful as my air gun but darn good for battery operated gun


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You guys convinced me..... just ordered a 3/4 High torque 2864-20 For my Christmas gift to myself. It had the most bang for the buck. my birthday is coming up, so I plan on getting the batteries and charger then.


any recommendations for source for batteries and charger? Best value while getting full performance.
I think you will find the 3/4 it is one heck of a tool. I payed a little more and got the case with charger and two batteries. I also ordered the 12.0 battery for longer life.
 
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Well as I said my 3/4 M18 so far has had not problem with the wheels that I have tried it on. Then the ones so far are on the 915 and I just changed out the wheels with newer tires and they were put on with my torque wrench. Also I do have my truck four way and cheater bar if I did have a nut on something else the was a little nuts.
I had a dream a week ago and the voices spoke to me and one said build it they will come and the other voice said you need to build a bridge over the river KWAI. So I bought the M18 one inch drive. Well I think I might send it back after I build the KWAI bridge. I think it will be cheaper to send it back than to have to pay for a Gym member ship for years. Yep this thing is not light and with the 12.0 battery you know you are holding something.
 

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Well as I said my 3/4 M18 so far has had not problem with the wheels that I have tried it on. Then the ones so far are on the 915 and I just changed out the wheels with newer tires and they were put on with my torque wrench. Also I do have my truck four way and cheater bar if I did have a nut on something else the was a little nuts.
I had a dream a week ago and the voices spoke to me and one said build it they will come and the other voice said you need to build a bridge over the river KWAI. So I bought the M18 one inch drive. Well I think I might send it back after I build the KWAI bridge. I think it will be cheaper to send it back than to have to pay for a Gym member ship for years. Yep this thing is not light and with the 12.0 battery you know you are holding something.
Far lighter then my Ingersol Rand 1" impact. That thing weighs in at 30 Ibs.
I had some Lug nuts on my old REO M35 that just would not come off with my 3/4" impact. They had been on the truck for decades before I got the truck. So I had to bust them down with the Ingersol Rand. I think I gave myself a Hernia !
 
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