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Corded 1/2 Electric Impact Wrench 240 ft-lb Torque $39.99

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[Princess Auto] Corded 1/2 Electric Impact Wrench 240 ft-lb Torque $39.99

I've been looking for a cheap impact wrench and this certainly fits the bill.

There's also a Powerfist on sale for 79.
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Not enough Torque to take wheel nut out.
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I've always wanted one but I have my big breaker bar, doesnt seem worth it unless i get more than 1 car
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cf7777 wrote: Not enough Torque to take wheel nut out.
How much do you torque your wheels? All mine are between 78-90 ft/lb and this is rated at 250 ft/lb
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cf7777 wrote: Not enough Torque to take wheel nut out.
Isn't the usual torque for wheel nuts just around 80-100 ft/lbs?
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Hows the quality of this brand? I know it's 40$ but still lol.
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Is this a huge heavy tool? Sadly my hands seem to suffer from a lot pain when using heavy tools now. Is there a lighter version of this tool elsewhere?

Is there such a thing as a battery impact wrench with enough torque to remove lugs?
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I used to own a similar Canadian Tire unit and it wasn't useful. Too heavy and not enough torque. IMHO pass on this tool despite the attractive price, save your pennies for a cordless impact WRENCH like the Ryobi One+ or Dewalt cordless ones.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1000672279
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vrredflag wrote: Is this a huge heavy tool? Sadly my hands seem to suffer from a lot pain when using heavy tools now. Is there a lighter version of this tool elsewhere?

Is there such a thing as a battery impact wrench with enough torque to remove lugs?
I am actually looking for a stubby corded option as well.
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imclumzy wrote: I used to own a similar Canadian Tire unit and it wasn't useful. Too heavy and not enough torque. IMHO pass on this tool despite the attractive price, save your pennies for a cordless impact WRENCH like the Ryobi One+ or Dewalt cordless ones.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1000672279

We have been using a 20v dewalt one and it has been a breeze to change out tires twice a year.
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imclumzy wrote: I used to own a similar Canadian Tire unit and it wasn't useful. Too heavy and not enough torque. IMHO pass on this tool despite the attractive price, save your pennies for a cordless impact WRENCH like the Ryobi One+ or Dewalt cordless ones.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1000672279
I've used the mastercraft one for the last 10 yrs. never had a problem. If you torque up based on the torque specs, nothing should be over 200ftlb, even the x5 is only asking for 100ftlb

its heavy, but if you have issues with that weight just to undo 5 bolt in 30 seconds, you can't change your own tires lol...

want to save your money? use a corded tool. treat it properly and don't drag it by the cord, it'll out last any battery...
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sonyminidiscman wrote: I've used the mastercraft one for the last 10 yrs. never had a problem. If you torque up based on the torque specs, nothing should be over 200ftlb, even the x5 is only asking for 100ftlb

its heavy, but if you have issues with that weight just to undo 5 bolt in 30 seconds, you can't change your own tires lol...

want to save your money? use a corded tool. treat it properly and don't drag it by the cord, it'll out last any battery...
Try spinning off a rusted axle nut with the corded one.
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imclumzy wrote: Try spinning off a rusted axle nut with the corded one.
how is a cordless any better in this situation?
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stovetop wrote: What the hell is going on in this video?
Dude's at a junkyard rippin' off rusted axle nuts and suspension bolts to review a Dewalt cordless impact wrench. But ya, portrait video's hard to watch. Tool's a beast tho
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cf7777 wrote: Not enough Torque to take wheel nut out.
Max 250 ft-lbs which is more than enough for lug nut removal of any passenger vehicle . Normal range for vehicle lug nuts tightening torque is between 70-140 ft-lbs. how come
Torque Rating (ft-lb) 250 ft-lb is not enough?
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@imclumzy - the DCF899 is in a different class and price range compared to the OP's $40 PA wrench. If all you're planning to do is change tires once or twice a year, then the $40 impact wrench is more than enough (so long as the 240lbft rating is accurate). If you actually work on your car, then yes, I'd suggest looking at impact wrenches with a higher torque rating.
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Actual vs. Advertised maximum ft-lbs of torque is often a very different story. Shop around and you'll see that plenty of people reviewing impact wrenches will complain about this. Not to mention rusted or damaged bolts that need to be removed etc.
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cf7777 wrote: Not enough Torque to take wheel nut out.
Jesus.....if you're talking about a regular passenger car, you should find another place to do your tires. That or you're way over-torquing the wheels yourself.

The other scenario is you're using this for 18 wheelers.......in which case it's probably not enough. Some googling says 18 wheelers require 400-600 ft lbs.
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