Tried replacing my rear tranny mount yesterday, those friggin' crossmember bolts ain't coming out. 18" breaker bar was no help. So I got to thinking, why not get an electric impact? I don't want to go air, don't have the room for a compressor. Can anyone recommend a good electric impact? I like these two, DeWalt and Milwaukee.
If you want an electric impact (which have less than half the torque of a good pneumatic unless you spend a lot for a Snap On) why not get a cordless electric, which have just as much torque as corded electric impacts? Cordless cost more with batteries and charger, but are in the same ballpark if you already have batteries and charger and can buy just the bare tool. I just bought a high torque cordless Makita impact for $159 shipped because I already have lithium Makita batteries and charger. A guy recommended the Makita in another thread. I am not keen on having the disadvantage of being tethered just like a pneumatic, but only having half as much torque.
I ended up buying the same Dewalt as in your first post. But mine was the detent pin model instead of the hog ring.
I haven't yet had a chance to use it for anything other than changing tires. It doesn't spin them off instantly like you see in Nascar, but after about 3 seconds of letting it hammer away, they come off.
If you haven't already bought one before I get a chance to try it on some seized bolts, I'll post with a report on how it does.
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Re: Electric Impact advice
I have both electric and air impact. They both do what I ask of them.
I have used the electric on tires and did NOT have to wait to remove or install the lugs nuts. They spun just fine. I have also used the electric to work on the tractor and it worked just fine.
I have used the air to remove some things the electric would not remove and have also used the electric to remove things the air would not. Sometimes I think it has more to do with the way the impact hits then the foot pounds. The electric impact is heavier by nature then the air and therefore seems to deliver more impact to the driver and not the hands holding onto the tool (just an observation)
I think either way you go you will find a tool that works.
BTW - my electric impact is a Harbor Freight tool. I have had it for about 8 years and it still works just fine.
You could pick up an electric from HF and see if it will remove what you need. If it does not, return it - they are really good about taking things back.
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