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Old 06-25-2018, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just picked up a Milwaukee 2767-20, 18 volt high torque 1/2 drive impact wrench. The tool is a beast, rated at 1000 foot lbs of tightening force. With 1400 foot lbs of nut busting torque.

Does anyone frequently use the rated torque sticks on their impact drivers? Id like to use them on wheel lugs to get them close, then finish to specs with a hand torque wrench

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I use them.
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I've had an 18v dewalt for about a year. Its ok, but barely enough balls to take the lug nuts off my truck wheels.
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My son used them at a tire shop he used to work at, said that’s all anybody used there. No hand torquing needed.
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Ive used them for years with good success. If you use them heavily (everyday like I did) they will fall off on their torque limits. Easy to verify with a torque wrench though.

Now that I am in an engineering environment, its calibrated torque wrenches for everything, only. Including lug nuts.
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Just picked up a Milwaukee 2767-20, 18 volt high torque 1/2 drive impact wrench. The tool is a beast, rated at 1000 foot lbs of tightening force. With 1400 foot lbs of nut busting torque.

Does anyone frequently use the rated torque sticks on their impact drivers? Id like to use them on wheel lugs to get them close, then finish to specs with a hand torque wrench

Thanks Mark
You will like that impact. I have a buddy that is a wrench at a large Ag shop and he said most of the mechanics are getting rid of their Air guns for the Milwaukee fuels.
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I've had an 18v dewalt for about a year. Its ok, but barely enough balls to take the lug nuts off my truck wheels.
I've got the Dewalt DCF899 20 volt, it will break your arm.You can use the 60 volt battery in it too.
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Had torque sticks issued to us years ago, probably used them twice.

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I've had an 18v dewalt for about a year. Its ok, but barely enough balls to take the lug nuts off my truck wheels.
The new Milwaukee stuff is nuts! There's no comapring it to anything from a few years ago. I've got one, it'll snap 5/8" bolts with ease. You need to watch what you're doing with it. Or you'll make more work for yourself....

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You will like that impact. I have a buddy that is a wrench at a large Ag shop and he said most of the mechanics are getting rid of their Air guns for the Milwaukee fuels.

I still have 1/2 and 3/8 impacts in my tool box along with my 3/8 air ratchet. I hate it when I have to use them though. Id rather use my electric/cordless stuff. I have half Milwaukee and half Makita. Been using Makita for years so its hard to go elsewhere but I have Milwaukee a try for their 1/4 electric ratchet and 12 volt driver. I use them both EXTENSIVELY. The ratchet is hard on batteries though, I will say that.
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