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    Default 12v Impact wrench, Any body used one

    Was thinking about getting one of these and leaving it in the boot of the signum. But do they have enough grunt to do the job.

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    If it is just for undoing the wheel nuts. I bought one simalar. It worked ok. But I prefere to use a long breaker bar, not so heavy or bulky to carry around either.

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    yes......and no. usually they do but if some idiot who last refited the wheel nuts didnt tourque them and just let the airgun click over for ages then chances are they will be too tight.

    personally i wouldnt want to risk getting them all off apart from one stubborn one and then be stuck not getting the wheel off!

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    I work selling tools and take it from me, - don't bother! They are not that good and certainly not worth carrying around!

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    I keep a breaker bar in the boot cubby hole (think a medical kit should be in there!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucklestone View Post
    I work selling tools and take it from me, - don't bother! They are not that good and certainly not worth carrying around!

    Would disagree with that!... I had a sealey one at 285ft/lb's which wasnt much cop really... Changed it out for the 400ft/lb and its amazing... Makes changing springs, dropping the legs etc etc soo much easier.. Just ask soulman or anyone else whos had use of one... The smaller one are as you say not worth a **** . But the bigger heavy duty ones are invaluable..! (to me at least)

    Just seen the one you linked in ebay, all that will do is tickle the nut lol...


    Have a look at this bad boy...

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    we have a few of these in work. dewalt 18v i cant fault them tbh. more than upto any job on a car.

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    I've got the snap on 18v cordless impact wrench and its the mutts nuts, them fag lighter plug in ones wouldn't undo 110Nm which is what your wheel nuts should be torqued to.

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    THIS is the one I have at work. Believe me it's good. The moral of the story is, yes they are good as long as you're prepared to spend £300 plus. Then you got to ask yourself, 'how often will I use it'

    I use mine daily so I can justify the cost.
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    I wouldnt bother for your wheel nuts...but useful for other stuff..I had a cheap £30 one that was great for suspension changes.. no more messing about with nuts on the top of shocks

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