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  • Milwaukee Opens up a Can of Cordless Impact Wrench Whoopass

    Check out this bad lad:

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

    3/4" 18V impact claiming 525 ft-lbs torque! Anyone believe the numbers? Otherwise this is sounding like SnapOn territory. The similar 1/2" units are rated at 450 ft-lbs.

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    Re: Milwaukee Opens up a Can of Cordless Impact Wrench Whoopass

    Originally posted by Sceeter W Wheels View Post
    Check out this bad lad:

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

    3/4" 18V impact claiming 525 ft-lbs torque! Anyone believe the numbers? Otherwise this is sounding like SnapOn territory. The similar 1/2" units are rated at 450 ft-lbs.
    This is tested with a hard joint, as usual. I'd say 280-340 real value.

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    • #3
      Re: Milwaukee Opens up a Can of Cordless Impact Wrench Whoopass

      Originally posted by DRC-Wartex View Post
      This is tested with a hard joint, as usual. I'd say 280-340 real value.
      What do you mean by tested with a hard joint?
      I would be pretty mad if I bought an impact wrench claiming 450ftlb and it turned out to be 280-340

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      • #4
        Re: Milwaukee Opens up a Can of Cordless Impact Wrench Whoopass

        I have the older 18v made in usa 1/2" and it kicks butt. I had 2 DeWalt electrics that would not budge my lugs on my f350, 155ft#'s, they were useless, returned both. The Milwaukee 18v, no problem. The DeWalt numbers are so inflated on those corded tools I doubt that the produce ove 100ft#'s. I use air tools mostly on trucks/cars but the cordless is nice for quick no setup use. These newer Milwaukee's are not made in the USA so I do not know.

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        • #5
          Re: Milwaukee Opens up a Can of Cordless Impact Wrench Whoopass

          Whoopass or not, the battery platform still sucks!

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          • #6
            Re: Milwaukee Opens up a Can of Cordless Impact Wrench Whoopass

            Originally posted by Kanxrus View Post
            Whoopass or not, the battery platform still sucks!
            It has its place. The Milwaukee 18v I have is a well made tool and performs as good as may air impacts, but is much heavier and it was free with a kit I bought years ago. I prefer air tools but say to remove the mower blade, I can easily do that no setup. I know many use them in autocross where there is no air source. They also are used by electrical pole work in the 7/16 QD drive. Extended work, not so good.
            The corded DeWalt was such a poor tool. I do not know about other corded brands or models.

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            • #7
              Re: Milwaukee Opens up a Can of Cordless Impact Wrench Whoopass

              I wouldn't expect any 18V impact to match the torque of a high-end air unit. But for most things, like changing tires, you don't need 1000 ft-lbs by a long shot. I think these will handle most bolts you would encounter in automotive work, at least that's what I've read from the reviews.

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              • #8
                Re: Milwaukee Opens up a Can of Cordless Impact Wrench Whoopass

                i think it would depend on the car newer smaller cars maybe but older cars usually have rusted blots that take a lot of force to knock loose and i wouldnt start to use it as a primary tool to work on trucks

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