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Old 04-12-2015, 02:06 PM   #51
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why are you using 3/8 hardware to remove head bolts?
Hey, I don't need your lip! lol

That being said, is the Dewalt 3/8" up to it?
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:19 PM   #52
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To be fair, this guy removed head bolts with his itty-bitty ratchet. (j/k, I do understand this is an entirely different engine.)

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Old 04-12-2015, 02:37 PM   #53
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I've used a ratchet with a box wrench over the handle for
leverage. It's stupid, and an abuse of tools, but sometimes you
are at the scrapyard, just minding your own business, when a nice
low-mile 16v head comes at you. A guy's gotta defend himself.
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:45 PM   #54
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I've used a ratchet with a box wrench over the handle for
leverage. It's stupid, and an abuse of tools, but sometimes you
are at the scrapyard, just minding your own business, when a nice
low-mile 16v head comes at you. A guy's gotta defend himself.
Practically flies right at your face.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:16 PM   #55
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I would not use an impact on head bolts. I feel they should be loosened slowly in the reverse order of installation in stages.
I use 1/2" tools and a cheater pipe if needed, oh and an impact rated socket.
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:26 PM   #56
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On the modest size headbolts on automobiles, I also use my 1/2" setup, along with an impact socket. After I've got all the bolts loosened by hand in reverse order of tightening them, I'll take either a battery or air powered 3/8" drive ratchet and a smaller drive socket to loosen and remove them. Saves a little bit of time, anyway. Failing that, I'll go really old school and break out my 3/8" drive speed handle.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:33 PM   #57
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I use my dewalt Dc820b on everything. Hell it took the lug nuts off the back hoe with a fresh battery! I use the Dc825b with a 3/8 or 1/4 adapter for everything else.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:16 PM   #58
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I've been happy with my Dewalt DCF883 3/8" wrench. Does lugs, but kinda fights them for a few seconds. It's small enough to conveniently fit just about anywhere. And I only paid $175 shipped for the tool, case, 2 4ah batteries, and a charger.


In the mail today I have coming the tried and true top of the line milwaukee 2763-22. It is top notch along with the new dewalt DCF899. It outcompetes modern pneumatic 1/2" drive tools as well. I'm hoping it'll hold up for me.


Also Im sorry for any of you that spent money on a snapon cordless impact. It's a gimmic, they're much more expensive and don't perform nearly as well as other cheaper brands.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:08 PM   #59
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Dont buy the Milwaukee 3/8" electric ratchet; they fail.

I really like my Snap On 3/8" electric ratchet. Only complaint is the socket is hard to remove and the light goes off immediately when the trigger is released.

I like my Milwaukee 1/4" hex drive impact. I have a 3/8" adapter in there now and it does great slamming small bolts in. Out, not so much.

Currently in the market for a good 3/8" impact....the 18v Snap On one is $$$, but last guy I worked with did almost everything with it, but I can't say anything good or bad about it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:16 PM   #60
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3/8 Snap-on lasted me about 4 years trouble free before I sold it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:11 PM   #61
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:44 PM   #62
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I advise anyone in the market for an impact wrench to do some research. Real Tool Reviews on YouTube has some of the most excellent non biased reviews out there. He will directly compare different brands build quality, price, dimensions, torque levels etc.



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Old 08-11-2017, 03:27 PM   #63
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Boy, I'm glad those guys from 2 years ago can go ahead and buy the impact you suggested. I bet they were getting tired of waiting for this info! Lol
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:48 PM   #64
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Also Im sorry for any of you that spent money on a snapon cordless impact. It's a gimmic, they're much more expensive and don't perform nearly as well as other cheaper brands.
Meh, I get a nice discount on Snap-On.

As far as performance goes... There are several guys here in the shop with various other manufacturers. Cost is the only concern keeping them shopping around. No-one, ever, has claimed that theirs outperforms the Snap-On.
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Meh, I get a nice discount on Snap-On.

As far as performance goes... There are several guys here in the shop with various other manufacturers. Cost is the only concern keeping them shopping around. No-one, ever, has claimed that theirs outperforms the Snap-On.
Does snapon offer more than a 1 year warranty? Milwaukee is 5 year warranty and they pay shipping and freight for you.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:09 PM   #66
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No need to pay shipping when you've got a dealer to hook you up while at work. I've got a 1/4" hex Rigid impact that does swimmingly with the small fasteners.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:47 PM   #67
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Does snapon offer more than a 1 year warranty? Milwaukee is 5 year warranty and they pay shipping and freight for you.
Open this, click on specifications

Says one year on tool, two years on batteries.

Someone here just recently had theirs rebuilt for $60??? and it took two weeks IIRC. I'll have to ask the Snap-On guy next week.

Because of my current job... I have an indefinite warranty (because the shop pays for repair or replacement).
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No need to pay shipping when you've got a dealer to hook you up while at work.
Pretty much this.

People forget how easy this makes things. Especially in our situation where we have to check our own tools in and out of the shop to take them away from work.

So, yeah, I get added benefit from my purchase. But, it doesn't change my opinion of the product. It is simply a great (albeit pricey) ratchet.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:59 PM   #69
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My corded B&D 1/2" has got so many hours on it that the head needs rebuilding. I've owned it since 1987, so it doesn't owe me much. BTW, the Snap-On version of the same tool for that year was a rebadged B&D, for you trivia buffs...
Between a 1/4" cordless impact and my antique 1960's B&D I am fully covered. That B&D will remove lug bolts in the 'right hand' tighten mode about as fast as in the left 'loosen'. I did have to replace the cord because the 50+ year old rubber/plastic had just about fallen off.

The problem with all the cordless tools is that you have to make a brand decision based on the battery and stick with it because of the cost of the batteries.

I was wondering through a HF last night and their new line of 20v tools come with batteries that sell for $20. If they can't beat them on the tools they will on the batteries. I guess you still get the 20% off.
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I got a cheapie ryobi 18v impact. Although not the strongest impact overall it's been pretty good. It can zip off the 240 strut nut.
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No need to pay shipping when you've got a dealer to hook you up while at work. I've got a 1/4" hex Rigid impact that does swimmingly with the small fasteners.
No need to pay shipping when you have Amazon prime.

Also the Milwaukee offers their 5 year warranty and a tool with similar performance to the snapon, yet almost half the price.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:47 AM   #72
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But snapon is an American company that's good to its employees. When you're a professional there aren't many competitors. When you rely on your tools to make money you don't want to wait for some bs warranty 4 weeks from now.

Most of the companies are china based now

Your average home prospector it's fine
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But snapon is an American company that's good to its employees. When you're a professional there aren't many competitors. When you rely on your tools to make money you don't want to wait for some bs warranty 4 weeks from now.

Most of the companies are china based now

Your average home prospector it's fine
Nah actually milwaukee will pay shipping for you and have the tool back in your hands in less than 2 weeks. And I'd depend on that tool much before the snapon. Either way to each their own.
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MFFW 2 year bump followed by pedantics



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MFFW 2 year bump followed by pedantics



ISHYGDDT etc.
The 'pendantics' like warranties and return time are very important.
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