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Old 12 November 2015, 12:43   #1
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??electric impact drivers??

I use windy guns (air impact drivers) at work all the time. But I need one for home.

I've got a compressor at home that could be used for a windy gun but it's hassle getting it setup and it's not something I want to be doing for a quick job.

Has anyone ever used the electric ones?? Is it gunna be worth the 150??
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I use windy guns (air impact drivers) at work all the time. But I need one for home.

I've got a compressor at home that could be used for a windy gun but it's hassle getting it setup and it's not something I want to be doing for a quick job.

Has anyone ever used the electric ones?? Is it gunna be worth the 150??
Oh yeah!
Ease of use and pretty good Torque make them really useful...go best/ most expensive you can...My Sons like Milwaukee ...I get by with Makita.
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I mean impact wrench not driver!!

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I'm looking for a 1/2" one just for removing corroded exhaust bolts, wheels etc
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I'm looking for a 1/2" one just for removing corroded exhaust bolts, wheels etc
Same as/goes...come on a Bundle in the last few years!
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Same as/goes...come on a Bundle in the last few years!

Are impact drivers the same thing? They all have similar to drill chucks? Do does the 1/2" drive just tighten in as an attachment?
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I have a cheap Clarke one for simple lazy jobs
and the dogs Watsits of a Milwaukee on but that's 500 sods or was when I bought it

http://www.builderdepot.co.uk/milwau...RnoaAi9A8P8HAQ
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I saw this...

Cheaper but 350lbsft of torque still

http://www.eurocarparts.com/mobile/e...P2400&0&t5_349
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I use a couple of Hilti impact guns for work, a 110v mains powered that goes upto 500nm & a 14V LiOn that does about 200nm. Both have been abused beyond what's reasonable & still keep going. Not cheap though😳


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a steelworker friend of mine likes his Makita impact drivers better than his air driven ones....

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Ive got the Makita 18V LXT BRUSHLESS version, awesome bit of kit.. Battery interchangeable with all the other stuff they do. I Put a 5000 a Lithium battery to it also.. Makes life very easy!
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I got one runs off 12v car socket from machine mart 30 not for continuos use but undone corroded bolts on my trailer ok keep it for the 4x4 for wheel changes
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I used a Milwaukee when we put the steel frame barn up and was very impressed. Compact and powerful but heavy. I'd go for a DeWalt if I got my own, but thats mainly cos I wouldn't use it that much and I already have a load of batteries. They are a lot cheaper body only.

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I've got a Kobe (cromwell tools) wrench. It's a few years old and the battery's don't really hold the charge they should, but it's got my suspension stripped down on my truck okay and seems at home with Taptite's which I use a fair bit. I'm sure that many of the newer ones will do a pretty good job for you. Look at the battery specs
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I've gone for the sealy one. We use some of their stuff at work at it seems fairly good!

It was in the sale too! If it's crap I'll just send it back
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Are impact drivers the same thing? They all have similar to drill chucks? Do does the 1/2" drive just tighten in as an attachment?
Most (if not all) dedicated impact drivers I've seen have either a 3/8" or 1/2" square post to mount a socket.

I have an impact driver/drill (DeWalt) that has a regular chuck, but the impact part of it is nothing like a true impact driver.

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Most (if not all) dedicated impact drivers I've seen have either a 3/8" or 1/2" square post to mount a socket.

I have an impact driver/drill (DeWalt) that has a regular chuck, but the impact part of it is nothing like a true impact driver.

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There are impact drivers (not a drill) and impact wrenches different but similar

Driver has a hex bit holder wrench the square post

Wrench Makita UK

Driver Makita UK

Wrench has more torque
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I just used to calling them 'windy guns' at work I forget what there called!

I've order the sealy impact wrench though
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