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Which Cordless Impact Wrench is good?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Defratos, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Allot of money just to take your Wheels off??
     
  4. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Yup, I know, expected like £100 but no more, but anyway I'd be able to use it on any car and hopefully for several years, so I'm seeing it as a worth while investment
     
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    rickparmar va va voom

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    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    I'm taking it you fit the big red thingy to the wrench in the second link? That thing looks huge and scary lol, not sure how close I'd wanna be to that. Any idea of the ones I've posted are any good?
     
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    I've got a Snap-On 1/2 drive battery impact gun and it's epic!
    Never short of power, never breaks, battery life is good.

    You get what you pay for with these things...having tried cheap stuff, the Snap-On is in a different league!
     
  8. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Hey there Ess, cheers for the reply mate, Just wondering could you tell me is yours the "1/2" Drive Impact Wrench", "Heavy Duty wrench" or "Super Duty"? and did you order it from Snap-on in the USA?
     
  9. Get the halfords jobby, cant remeber how much it was and the neighbours might take the p but at least im not breaking my back getting the nuts off
     
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    I got mine from the local Snap-On tools man...it was on offer as I remember.
    Anyway, mine is about 6 years old and never missed a beat despite having some serious abuse.

    The new version is this:
    http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=yes&tool=all&item_ID=76616&group_ID=19913&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog

    Intelligent charger, two batteries and a damn good impact gun.
    I've never needed more.
     
  11. Defratos

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    cheers mate, looks like a real nice decent product, think I'll be getting it soon.
     
  12. tonedef

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    I have two, the first one I bought is an SIP, pretty good, still works after about three years abuse and £130ish. Second one is an 18V 1/2" drive Snap On, as Ess_Three says, brilliant and will last for ever but do you really need to spend £400 to take wheels off? I used to work for ADR Motorsports running the official UK works GrpN Evos until last year so you need the best gear you can buy as speed counts in 15 minute service.
     
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    well it's $400 so around £265, and I'm splitting the cost with someone. Plus A) If I can get the job done quicker then I'd rather take that route. b) I'm lazy and have back problems so eventually it's either breaking my back or me car (would rather not do either) :beerchug: thanks for the feedback on the product though, know anywhere I can get it from here?
     
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    If you're looking for the Snap On one, just look out for your local Snap On man, you'll regularly see them driving about so flag him down. Or you could go to a local garage and ask when he comes there, they have a regular weekly round.

    A better way might be to ask the guy to let you know when he gets a trade in as people trade up their 12 or 14 volt items for the 18 and for home use either would be plenty good enough.
     
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    The local Snap-On guy charges something like £329+vat for the same item.
     
  16. tonedef

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    Ebay numbers:

    120042900805
    230040697959
    110045247259
    300041050889
    320039978232

    Should be enough to keep watching!
     
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    rraghvani Whoever does not try, does not learn.

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    Got a number for ur local snap on guy? if he's in burmingham then it's just as good cause my bro's up there, that's if you've got it, cheers :beerchug:
     
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    Are these phone numbers?
     
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    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Looks interesting, but I'm guessing it won't last long? Got any experience with them? main reason I'm going for snap on is so that I don't have to buy another one for years to come, and from previous experiences from members on here?
     
  21. rraghvani

    rraghvani Whoever does not try, does not learn.

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    Well I suppose it depends on how you use it; never heard of Clarke before; and for £25 can't really complain.
     
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  23. I say get the dearest one going trowl the internet and as soon as you see one that is really expensive BUY IT you will feel so so happy :beerchug:
     
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    No, they're Ebay item numbers for Snap On rattle guns offered at the moment.
     

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