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[Canadian Tire] Maximum 8.5 amp impact wrench 1/2” $99.99

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[Canadian Tire] Maximum 8.5 amp impact wrench 1/2” $99.99

Just in time for removing winter snows
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Nice price, thanks OP!
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raskal wrote:
Apr 5th, 2019 1:25 am
winter snows??? that happened 2 weeks ago :)

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Unfortunately that depends on where you live! I see that it is currently 9c in Abbotsford, it's currently -2 in Montreal and was -6 earlier while on my way to work. At least I'm starting to see some grass, so that's pretty nice. They say that while it stays mostly under 7 degrees you are better off keeping your winter tires. I however have my appointment to get my winter tires changed tomorrow and I know I will have a few hours ride to do during the night so I hope the temp doesn't too much overnight.

That said, I have this impact and it is great to change tires! Not using it this time around though because I bought a new car right before the winter and it already had it's winter tires on the mags, I need to get regular rims for them this summer.

Also, obligatory don't use this to tighten up the nuts afterwards though!!
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I don't know why they advertise this as "nut busting" so blatantly. I get hassled enough by my wife, I don't need a $100 tool adding to the choir.
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Lol 400 ft lbs, for "nut busting", what a joke.

Just bought this -- 1400 ft lbs of nut busting torque.

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danascully wrote:
Apr 5th, 2019 10:39 am
Lol 400 ft lbs, for "nut busting", what a joke.

Just bought this -- 1400 ft lbs of nut busting torque.

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Yes, but for triple+ the price? "Hey I just got this Mercedes, why bother with a kia optima?"

But for real, did you get a decent deal on the Milwaukee? I've wanted one for a long while now.
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Decent price far people who have one or 2 car's tires to swap.

If you do more than that and work on the car, too, I would recommend getting the Ridgid 5x 1/2 impact wrench at Home Depot for $179.
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Ryankay wrote:
Apr 5th, 2019 10:44 am
Yes, but for triple+ the price? "Hey I just got this Mercedes, why bother with a kia optima?"

But for real, did you get a decent deal on the Milwaukee? I've wanted one for a long while now.
Yeah I get that, I just think you shouldn't be allowed to advertise nut busting @ 400ft lbs...

I split the tool cost with my buddy so it wasn't too bad, but I *needed* it to fix my subaru, everything on the front suspension was seized - no amount of breaker bars moved the axle nut or strut to knuckle bolts.

5 seconds with the milwaukee and they were zapped off.

Worth every penny
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danascully wrote:
Apr 5th, 2019 10:56 am
Yeah I get that, I just think you shouldn't be allowed to advertise nut busting @ 400ft lbs...

I split the tool cost with my buddy so it wasn't too bad, but I *needed* it to fix my subaru, everything on the front suspension was seized - no amount of breaker bars moved the axle nut or strut to knuckle bolts.

5 seconds with the milwaukee and they were zapped off.

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surprised it just didn't shred it haha. I got the dewalt 700 ftlb with 2*5ah and charger kit for 300. That thing is plenty for most tasks.

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Bought one this morning and promptly returned it after 30 minutes. Couldn't loosen even one lug nut from my SUV so if defeats the purpose of having it.

Don't know though if the dealership tightened the bolts too much I needed a more powerful impact wrench or do it manually with a breaker bar.
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Nubee wrote:
Apr 5th, 2019 2:19 pm
Bought one this morning and promptly returned it after 30 minutes. Couldn't loosen even one lug nut from my SUV so if defeats the purpose of having it.

Don't know though if the dealership tightened the bolts too much I needed a more powerful impact wrench or do it manually with a breaker bar.
I'm willing to bet the dealer overtorqued those, as in never used a torque wrench to begin with.
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danascully wrote:
Apr 5th, 2019 10:56 am

Yeah I get that, I just think you shouldn't be allowed to advertise nut busting @ 400ft lbs...

I split the tool cost with my buddy so it wasn't too bad, but I *needed* it to fix my subaru, everything on the front suspension was seized - no amount of breaker bars moved the axle nut or strut to knuckle bolts.

5 seconds with the milwaukee and they were zapped off.

Worth every penny
Well, 400lbs "should" be enough for most medium sized vehicle lug nuts.. Most should be torqued between 80 and 120. So anything over 300, should typically be enough to bust them lose (unless they are really badly corroded). Even the original IR231 which is the classic impact, and still the usual backup in most garages has a 600lbs reverse torque. This electric unit, is not designed for any serious car work. It's target audience is just those who do the seasonal tire swap in their driveways. Not for those who will be doing work on all their front end, or other parts.

But the milwaukee is a sweet gun. I went by my buddies garage this afternoon and he was all excited to show me his new toy he picked up 2 weeks ago :) And he uses it a lot, and the battery lasts close to a week before needing to be charged. Even when the battery is down to 1 bar, it can still deliver full power. But damn, it is a little on the heavy side.
Only time he switches back to pneumatic, is when he needs his 3/4" impact when working on trucks.

I have an Aircat 1150 myself, which I picked up 2 or 3 years ago to replace my IR231. It is rated at 1295lbs of reverse torque (still slightly less than the milwaukee), and so far it has not failed me. Mind you, to get the most out of this gun, I did replace all the fittings on my lines with 3/8" ends, and high flow couplers. Made a huge difference.

With this much power in these tools, the nut and bolts are coming off.. Only question is... Will the bolt come undone or will it sheer off :) lol.

danascully wrote:
Apr 6th, 2019 1:13 am
I'm willing to bet the dealer overtorqued those, as in never used a torque wrench to begin with.
Unless they are high end shops, working on high end vehicles, I don't see many shops using torque wrenches.
However most shops will at least use some torque stick extensions. Obviously not as accurate as a torque wrench, but they are in the ballbark, and will not crazy overtorque or possible strip the nuts.

But, yes, some don't use anything (which is ridiculous). I remember when my father-in-law took his car once to CT to get his tires installed. They had a promo and offered free installation, including mount and balancing. What incompetence. They used no torque limiting devices, and they completely stripped one of the studs/nuts... But instead of just replacing it, they just left off the one nut. So when he went to pick it up, he noticed one nut was missing. When he went back in to ask why he was missing one, only then did they admit that they accidentally stripped it, but they had no studs in stock to replace it.

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