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Author Subject: Good cheap Impact Wrench?
luke89

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Post #1
I've been after an impact wrench for a good while but can't be spending tons on a snap on or similar unit.

Does anybody have any units that are flying under the radar that will do the job for taking wheels off, undoing stubborn nuts and bolts and generally taking some of the strain off my buggered shoulder?

Cheers.
Posted 2nd Feb 2015 at 23:15
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just get a breaker bar Smile

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Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 00:28
oldbrownshoe

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Post #3
Ingersoll Rand 20V 1/2" Cordless Impact Wrench:

http://youtu.be/LomK7l7QXAE

Or just buy clark

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Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 06:10
Puggitt

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Electric or pneumatic? I have a Stanley 1/2" twin dog clutch pneumatic beastie I got for ~£40 used it when I used to split subbie engines in half. But I have a good compressor so I'm an air tool person Thumbs up
Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 07:37
oldbrownshoe

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Hydrovane ?

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Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 08:04
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Post #6
Get a 2nd hand makita. 400 nm of torque and not silly money if it'd not new.

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Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 08:20
rikky

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as above, pneumatic or electric? my mate has got one for taking hub nuts off, 12v electric, it's awesome. as for wheel nuts etc, i always prefer to just use a breaker bar

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Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 08:40
MisterGTR

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This is the one that BarryM recommended me and is on my 'wish list'
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Corded-Impact-Wrench-1-2-Sockets-w-Case-230-V-450Nm-Power-Tool-Car-Wheel-Nut-/221603488230?pt=UK_Home_Power_Tools_Batteries_Buffers&hash=item339898e1e6

Timbertech ESSR01

Here's some Amazon reviews

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Timbertech%C2%AE-ESSR01-Impact-Screwdriver-Carry/dp/B0036DVXXG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1422954048&sr=8-3&keywords=impact+wrench#customerReviews

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Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 09:04
oldbrownshoe

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5.1Kg is heavy.

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Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 09:09
russbez

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Post #10
been using one of those Clarke electric ones for few years seems okay for price
my neighbour also bought one but his broke pretty quick, not sure how he was treating it though

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Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 09:58
heliosphan

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OP, you haven't said if you need the wrench to be portable or not. If portability isn't a requirement, then the Clarke 450nm corded one is very cheap and works well. I've had mine around 18 months now and it makes mincemeat out of hub nuts, crank nuts and 8mm interior trim fixings. It'll be used on a 300nm crank nut at some point too, for a cambelt change: I'll see if that breaks it.

It is extremely heavy for what it is.
Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 11:01
welshpug!

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Post #12
snapon ct6850 1/2" is 3.5 kg, 400 lbft, 630 lbft breakaway torque.

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Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 11:59
MisterGTR

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It's just come down in price to £45.67 was £6.67 more this morning

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221603488230

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Posted 3rd Feb 2015 at 13:32
luke89

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Ideally I would like a cordless one but obviously they take a massive step up in price. That one looks pretty good Ian, I may well plump for that. My only worry is that its rather chunky so getting in tight spots might be an issue.
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