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[Home Depot] $139 - Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3/8 Inch Stubby Impact Wrench - Windsor Store (Reg $199)

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[Home Depot] $139 - Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3/8 Inch Stubby Impact Wrench - Windsor Store (Reg $199)

I was trying to find another 2am $30 Milwaukee tool deal using stocktrack. This was the best I could find, not super hot, but not bad if you were looking for this tool.

Regular price is $199, most locations have a sale of $30 off and are showing $169.

If you select Windsor store (WINDSOR #7228) you can get it for $139 with free shipping to home.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001232346
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May 28, 2020
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Good Price. I think the new base price for the 1/2" stubby is 149 now, not bad also. Any thoughts on 3/8 vs 1/2 on the power output? I always hear about of the 1/2 has less deflection and more usable torque, not sure how much it would really affect real case scenarios? Thoughts?
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So how do I get it for $139 if I live far away from Windsor?
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iHop wrote: So how do I get it for $139 if I live far away from Windsor?
Just select the Windsor and select checkout
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tylerzgl wrote: Good Price. I think the new base price for the 1/2" stubby is 149 now, not bad also. Any thoughts on 3/8 vs 1/2 on the power output? I always hear about of the 1/2 has less deflection and more usable torque, not sure how much it would really affect real case scenarios? Thoughts?
Depends on your use case. They both are rated at 250ft/lb.

1/2 for me, works great for changing out the wheels, suspension, or bolts larger than 10mm-12mm.

3/8 would be better in tighter spaces as the sockets are usually, not always, smaller and/or shorter.

Combine either the 1/2 or 3/8 with Astro/Sunex Nano Impact Sockets and you should be good to go for most tight spaces, if not use extensions, wobbles, flex heads, etc

I do have the 1/2in and it was tight for the front brakes. For the rears, it was a tad large with regular impact sockets. Hence, the Astro Nanos. If you combine it with the 6ah, the full rated 250ft/lb should be available. Use a 4.0ah and it's a little weaker. 100ft/lb lug nuts are not a problem on any of their 2.0ah+ batteries.
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The plot thickens, I also noticed the 1/4" can be had at $132 if you select Calgary Southeast (Mackenzie) store. Other stores show $169.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001215057

I have the huge M18 1/2" impact so I was looking for something smaller. 3/8" fits the bill, the 1/4" almost seems too small.
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This is tool only, last deal was for tool and battery/charger for a bit more no?
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chinesedevil wrote: This is tool only, last deal was for tool and battery/charger for a bit more no?
I don't recall seeing the stubby kits on sale. The impact hex driver and/or drills kits regularly go on sale.
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mcwilly wrote: I don't recall seeing the stubby kits on sale. The impact hex driver and/or drills kits regularly go on sale.
[Home Depot] Milwaukee m12 3/8 Impact driver with FREE 2.0AH battery and charger $199.99
home-depot-milwaukee-m12-3-8-impact-dri ... 9-2357224/

This deal, it might've been 139+tax for tool and charger/battery at Windsor store online. The title was the generic price for all stores.
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Yes they had it during that sale at 139$ with free battery and charger as that is the price I paid for it then
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I have one and been using it since it first came out. It's a great tool to have, I had a few 1.5Ah M12 batteries laying around and it didn't give great power with this wrench, until I upgraded to 4.0Ah M12 which made a huge difference. I've been using it for wheel change mostly and it has no issues. There was only one time, I had a bit of trouble with one lug and had to take out my DCF899. I'm sure if I had impacted a bit longer, it would have taken it out.

Now the most important question 3/8 vs 1/2 given same torque rating:
I have the 3/8, I would get the 3/8, I did a lot of research before I took the 3/8 over the 1/2. For a compact tool like this, the small the better when it comes its overall profile including the socket. If you're able to get a 3/8 socket set that covers the entire range of sizes of what you're most likely going to be working on with this tool, then get the 3/8 because the sockets are smaller. I was able to pick up a 3/8 socket set that goes all the way up from 7-22mm. This was the ultimate determining factor for 3/8 vs 1/2. Same for the M12 Fuel Ratchet that I have, it's a 3/8.

Larger bolts like >24mm in which it would be harder to find in 3/8, they're usually torqued pretty high that this tool might struggle with so in that case still buy the 3/8 and get a bigger impact wrench for those. 250ft-lbs is pretty powerful but it's not a tool for all. That's just my own opinion. But if you already have a 1/2 socket set and have no plan to buy another 3/8 set, then that's a different story, it's up to you. For me, I already had few 1/2 sets but decided to buy a new complete 3/8 set just for this.

This is the 3/8 set that i got that covers 7-22mm, I love it.
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Its been at this price for probably 4 months now, if not longer. When the free starter kit promo was on guys were ordering these up, that was pretty hot. At the same time the 1/2" was on for $150 with the same promo.

I just picked up the 1/4" stubby this morning for $47.25 at my local store. They PM'd the store in Nepean who had it for that price but was sold out.

I now have the 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" stubbies. I got the 3/8" first and loved it, bought a set of 3/8" impact sockets to go with it. I went with the 3/8" because I wanted to keep things compact and already had 1/2" sockets with a ridgid 1/2" impact.

I got a killer deal on the 1/2" impact so decided to give that a try since I was having issues getting the lug nuts off my F150 with the 3/8" gun. After it was all said and done I couldn't really tell the difference between the two, both guns still couldn't get about 1 of out 6 lugs off. With the addition of the 1/4" stubby I'm likely going to sell the 1/2" stubby as I've only used it once since I got it.
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May 28, 2020
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I tried price matching at my local HD but they said they don't price match other HDs as sale prices are set on a store by store basis at the discretion of the manager. You got an awesome deal with the 1/4" enjoy!

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