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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 2scorts, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. FordMan59

    FordMan59 FEOA Member

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    The ones I got at Harbor Freight were 22" blades, but with the length of the handle it was long enough to reach what I needed to get to.
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    Father picked up an 18v impact. No such thing as a battery operated impact... that actually works. But they carry one none-the-less. He said it was so cheap he figured he take the chance. Frankly my 10 year old Black & Decker 12v drill is more powerful. I use it to remove/reinstall nuts and bolts after they've been loosened. But that fake impact is good at making a lot of noise. ;)

    Never picked-up anything there and know of nothing specific that others have picked up; other than that fake impact.
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    Hmm... I would bet money that the 24V DeWalt cordless impact works. Battery powered tools are one thing that I will probably never buy from HFT.
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    2scorts New Member

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    http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp ... ir=catalog

    i know this one works, but at that price i won't ever have one. there is a guy in the shop i work in that just did a full engine replacement job on a dodge caravan using this one.

    i have no idea why he bought it though since he has air tools and the air compresser is there.
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    I got a "goodyear" 24V cordless impact at pepboys for $100. there was also a $20 mail in rebate. tested it out, it works great. popped the lug nuts right off my car, no problem. not bad for $80!
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    EscorGo FEOA Donator

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    I think I just spent more than I ever have before at HF
    I bought their Bigfoot hand truck (dolly) for $53 w tax. I needed to move a water heater out of a basement. It's the second time I would have had to rent one, so I bought instead. It seems pretty sturdy.

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    Hard to fathom that NiCad battery (snap-on linked above) generates
    enough torque to hammer anything loose; and not burn itself out in
    minutes of use. Says it generates 400 ft-lbs of torque.

    Per this link from a seller, some are capable of 1,000 ft-
    lbs max. They also make the claim that they last longer than cordless
    drills due to a described "on-demand" torque delivery system.

    Pretty interesting. I stand corrected. May be a good gift idea for either a
    birthday or other occasion. Thanks for the info...
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    EscorGo FEOA Donator

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    If you are just needing an impact around the car get a 12V one that plugs into the lighter or clips to the battery, they are a lot cheaper and won't be discharged when you need it.
    I have never used one anywhere else around a house where a cordless would have the clear advantage. Even my sailboat has a 12V system on board.
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  10. austin86

    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I have the gray one on the right. Never had a problem with it. But I just use them on my EXP and never extend them up. wonder if I need a receipt to bring them back?
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    Since it's a safety recall I would think you don't need a receipt.
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    Harbor freight is amazing with service so I doubt a receipt.

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    Whelp, I have the gray ones on the right albeit the 3 ton version, # 61196. I haven't used them much because mine have a deeper curve in the top than the ones pictured and it's basically useless for supporting a vehicle from the pinch weld. I'll be happy to get a different set.

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