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torque wrench

i find a lot of mastercraft impact wrench in kijji. would these be ideal for the winter tire lug nut removal?
an exampe on sale
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That is not a torque wrench, that is an impact wrench. Might work for taking them off if it's powerful enough, it's on the smaller size/amperage for what they sell. A breaker bar will work too.
A torque wrench is for putting them on to set the right torque of the lugs...
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A torque wrench isn’t an impact wrench. An impact wrench is fine for removing, but you should still use a manual torque wrench to put the final touches on your lug nuts.
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junkone wrote: i find a lot of mastercraft impact wrench in kijji. would these be ideal for the winter tire lug nut removal?
an exampe on sale
That's too weak, look for the 8.5 Amp version, $80 when on sale at CT brand new
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Get a $15 1/2 drive breaker bar on sale at CT, and $20 1/2 drive deep socket set also on sale at CT, for removing lug nuts. Unless you're trying to save as much time as possible.
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junkone wrote: i find a lot of mastercraft impact wrench in kijji. would these be ideal for the winter tire lug nut removal?
an exampe on sale
A torque wrench is for installation, not removal.
The impact gun you are looking at will work just fine for removal but so will a breaker bar and it will be cheaper.
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And the linked wrench is the old model. There's nothing wrong with it - other than it's a little weak. If you find a 7.5a or 8.5a unit, go for it. I know real car guys who do heavy duty suspension work using a 8.5a MasterCraft corded impact wrench. Whodathunk?

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