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Old 11-03-2010, 10:02 PM   #26
ballitch
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Acetylene torch....duh. J/K



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Old 11-06-2010, 09:12 PM   #27
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I have been following this conversation for awhile. I'm in the market for an impact myself. 90% of the time it'll be used for changing summers and winters. However, I'd like it to be capable of more rigorous work.

I guess I'm wondering what torque would be acceptable?
There seems to be a "Professional Grade" I'm just not sure where the cut off is.

For example...
The cordless Craftsman @ 200 ft. lbs. for $99
The cordless Milwaukee @ 450 ft. lbs. for $380
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:22 PM   #28
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Get the beastliest one you can afford. My Northern Tool cordless impact does lugnuts no prob, strut bolts ok, and ****s the bed when it comes to an axle nut that is on there real good.
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:53 AM   #29
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I have this too. No issues and I have used it to take cam gears off, pulley sprockets, numerous rim swaps, etc. I have had it for over 2 years. If there is a bolt I can't even turn then ATF + Acetone = omega awesome.

I have had two of these. The first one lasted six years. I used it quite frequently and it had no trouble zapping off lug nuts and other large nuts/bolts. One day it just stopped working and I bought another one. It is pretty heavy and kind of a pain to maneuver around but it will do the job.
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