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    Ridgid, this is your last chance to sell me the above mentioned tool. I don't have any idea how much it will cost you folks to make one just for me, but I didn't invest in Ridgid cordless tools without good reasons. I'm willing to pay $200.00 for this tool if it can produce at least 240ft lbs of torque and run on my 18volt nicads. The economy isn't getting any better and I'm stocking up on grits and canned spam for when things get real bad, so before I run out of money please... Make the dam tool!

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    Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

    Is an air hose such a drag to carry around?
    This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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    • #3
      Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

      Originally posted by Ace Sewer View Post
      Is an air hose such a drag to carry around?

      Well.....why bother with a compressor and air hose if you don't need to? Especially if you're only a casual user. I've got the Milwaukee V28 one and I love the portability and the fact that I didn't need a compressor.

      Then again, if you already have a compressor, you can use an impact, nailer, spray gun, etc.

      But for those who just want to impact......
      I'm on "The List" and I love it!!

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      • #4
        Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

        I have a nice DeWalt AC powered 3/4" drive impact that works great. Kinda heavy and not portable but it has no problem taking the lug nuts off my trucks. Never had a need for a portable one so haven't looked into them. I have an inverter in the tuck that can power the impact, so when off-roading I can use it to change a wheel if I need to.
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        • #5
          Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

          Originally posted by Frankiarmz View Post
          Ridgid, this is your last chance to sell me the above mentioned tool. I don't have any idea how much it will cost you folks to make one just for me, but I didn't invest in Ridgid cordless tools without good reasons. I'm willing to pay $200.00 for this tool if it can produce at least 240ft lbs of torque and run on my 18volt nicads. The economy isn't getting any better and I'm stocking up on grits and canned spam for when things get real bad, so before I run out of money please... Make the dam tool!
          Well if it helps the cause at all I'll take one too! Oh and Frankiarmz don't forget your vienna sausages!

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          • #6
            Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

            I wonder if the recession will prevent the release or development of more Ridgid tools? I thought for sure Ridgid would be offering a greater selection by now, but the economy must play a part in the whole thing?

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            • #7
              Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

              Milwaukee has this one: http://www.milwaukeetool.com/Product...cts+and+Offers that delivers 450 foot lbs. of torque.

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              • #8
                Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

                I would buy one as soon as one came out. I have used the dewalt impact and the snap on impact, they are very usefull to have around. I would like to have a Ridgid 18v 1/2 drive impact to match all the other Ridgid tools I already have.


                http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...productID=6347

                http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog
                www.amworks.biz

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                  Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

                  Originally posted by AM_WORKS View Post
                  I would buy one as soon as one came out. I have used the dewalt impact and the snap on impact, they are very usefull to have around. I would like to have a Ridgid 18v 1/2 drive impact to match all the other Ridgid tools I already have.


                  http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...productID=6347

                  http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog
                  Myself and others have suggested Rigid make that tool and others but they just keep reinventing the drill. I don't think the Ridgid line will expand if it has not done so yet.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

                    I would think they would have this tool in their line, very good tool to have. I have not tried the makita. but the milwaukee impacted sucked

                    http://www.milwaukeetool.com/Product...ordless+System

                    http://www.makita.com/en-us/Modules/...px?name=BTW251
                    www.amworks.biz

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                    • #11
                      Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

                      Originally posted by AM_WORKS View Post
                      I would think they would have this tool in their line, very good tool to have. I have not tried the makita. but the milwaukee impacted sucked

                      http://www.milwaukeetool.com/Product...ordless+System

                      http://www.makita.com/en-us/Modules/...px?name=BTW251
                      Yes, like I said many of us think they should have this tool and others in their line but it has not and probably will not happen. They are probably working on another drill.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

                        just rubbing it in....

                        http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26203

                        Anyway to test how many FT-lbs this will put out by eliminating the 1/4" hex drive? Going directly to the 1/2" drive has to make some difference in the torque this normally puts out....

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

                          Originally posted by Alphacowboy View Post
                          just rubbing it in....

                          http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26203

                          Anyway to test how many FT-lbs this will put out by eliminating the 1/4" hex drive? Going directly to the 1/2" drive has to make some difference in the torque this normally puts out....
                          In my opinion it won't make any difference in torque. I use a 3/8" and 1/2" adapter for use with sockets, but I doubt it has any impact on torque. If I really needed a 1/2" heavy duty cordless impact tool I could buy one from several manufacturers. I would like to stick with one battery design to cut down on chargers and so forth. From a business standpoint I think Ridgid would be more attractive to potential customers if they did have a competitve assortment of cordless tools. Shame that I really like the five piece nicad kit and just want to add some useful tools. Probrand said they have some things in the making, let's see.

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                            Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

                            well, if you use adaptors or extentions with a torque wrench it can effect the amount of torque applied so that is why I was wondering. is there a way to test it?

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                              Re: 1/2" Heavy Duty Impact Wrench

                              Originally posted by Alphacowboy View Post
                              well, if you use adaptors or extentions with a torque wrench it can effect the amount of torque applied so that is why I was wondering. is there a way to test it?
                              Well if you insist on getting technical, my guess is that the small diameter adapter, the greater the torque within the limits of the motor and gear driving it. Take it to an extreme, 1/4" drive turning a 1 1/2" socket opposed to a 1" adapter driving the same socket? I think you lose a little torque as the diameter of the adapter increases, but I'm sure if some of the smart guys read this they will offer a true scientific answer. I'm also guessing that the only reason larger diameter square drives are used on torque wrenches with increased power is the added strength of their mass? Of course I can be entirely mistaken, but in the end I know I want that heavy duty 1/2" drive darn it

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