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[Home Depot] RIDGID GEN5X 18V Brushless Cordless Drill/Impact + Free Tool $248

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[Home Depot] RIDGID GEN5X 18V Brushless Cordless Drill/Impact + Free Tool $248

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Oct 28, 2018
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Would the impact driver be enough to take lug nuts off a car? Hard to justify an impact wrench for taking swapping wheels twice a year.
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kenderu wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:52 am
Would the impact driver be enough to take lug nuts off a car? Hard to justify an impact wrench for taking swapping wheels twice a year.
In a word, no.

You're right that it's a waste to only use an impact wrench once a year. However, they are a perfect tool for setting up a tool share group with neighbours. Maybe do a tire swap work bee with the neighbourhood with a high-end trolley jack too.
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Potentially as it is rated ~185ft/lbs at the highest setting, but it would depend upon your specific application (plan B is you can always use a breaker bar - but you lose the 'cool factor' lol).
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How would an impact driver be used as an impact wrench?
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kenderu wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:52 am
Would the impact driver be enough to take lug nuts off a car? Hard to justify an impact wrench for taking swapping wheels twice a year.
No, it's not powerful enough, I have a Dewault 20 V MAX XR Brushless Impact and it's not even close to the amount of torque you need in the worst case scenario.
There is a DEWALT 20V MAX XR Brushless High Torque for sale as well, but in my opinion it's a waste of money.
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kenderu wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:52 am
Would the impact driver be enough to take lug nuts off a car? Hard to justify an impact wrench for taking swapping wheels twice a year.
should be able to.

might have to use impact rated extensions and sockets to make it happen though. use hearing protection hahaha
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Just tried this weekend with the same impact. Hand torqued to 80ft/lb and still needed a breaker bar...
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Tried to PM the Reno Depot 20% off sale and got turned down at Curity and Leaside. Waste of time.
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RV123456 wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 11:11 am
How would an impact driver be used as an impact wrench?
I thought my DeWalt 20v impact driver was going to be able to break around 80 to 100 lbs of ft torque but it wasn't as strong as i thought. Probably if i were to guess, it would have ran out of battery before doing an entire car. I'm looking for an impact wrench now on the DeWalt eco-system for cheap to make things easier, sure you can use the breaker bar but yeah lol.
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Inno wrote:
Nov 18th, 2018 2:13 pm
Tried to PM the Reno Depot 20% off sale and got turned down at Curity and Leaside. Waste of time.
The deal is pretty good as is. Don't be too greedy.
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Inno wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:58 am
In a word, no.

You're right that it's a waste to only use an impact wrench once a year. However, they are a perfect tool for setting up a tool share group with neighbours. Maybe do a tire swap work bee with the neighbourhood with a high-end trolley jack too.
Never share your tools. Get a Costco jack for 130 bucks.
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kenderu wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:52 am
Would the impact driver be enough to take lug nuts off a car? Hard to justify an impact wrench for taking swapping wheels twice a year.
Forget lug nuts with impact drivers. You'll waste more time than doing by hand. This is for sinking screws in wood.

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