View Full Version : Cordless Impact gun ?

04-30-2009, 01:19 PM
Talking about the kind that would loosen and tighten lug nuts--looks like a cordless drill. Any body have one or use one? what do ya think about it. and would it have the power to do all lugs on a truck-20 of em.


04-30-2009, 03:25 PM
I have a dewalt and love it

04-30-2009, 05:46 PM
We use a 28v milwakee at work we installsed 3 6" pipe headers 300' long each. we had about half a charge left when we were done. Works awesome.

04-30-2009, 07:00 PM
I have 3 of them, Dewalt, Makita, and Bosch. All work well. The dewalt was actually bought for when we were racing to eliminate a compressor in the trailer.

However on my truck with the Aluminum rims and 8 studs per, I would need to crack them first by hand to remove the lugs.

Voltage is key, nothing under 14.4. If your sole use is the lugs min would be a 18volt. And sorry, cheap is cheap so avoid Ryobi or other off brands. They'll hit the same at first, but won't stay in the game long.

04-30-2009, 07:53 PM
Dewalt is the way to go. I have one in the Motorhome for when we go camping. Haven't used it yet, but I know that I have it when I need it. I also have two 18volt XRP guns from Dewalt. That also has tons of torque.

05-01-2009, 06:38 AM
I'm with newty, i used the milwakee 28 v to drive lag bolts on my deck project, but as sled said make sure its a quality tool. Makita, dewalt porter cable etc with work and keep the volts higher.

05-01-2009, 08:00 AM
can't go wrong with dewalt.

05-01-2009, 10:30 AM
We use a dewalt 18v heavy duty on the farm and it works well. The only thing I've seen out do the Dewalt is the 28v milwaukee, but I believe it's also more $$$

05-01-2009, 11:32 AM
Never had a Dewalt but my buddy is a contractor. We were stirring a huge pot of gravy for hours on Thanksgiving (our church makes meals for about 1400 on T-giving morning) using a paint stir attachment for a 5 gal bucket and his Dewalt gun. That thing performed like crazy and I felt like it would have run all day. Very nice equipment.

05-03-2009, 04:14 PM
Dewalt all the way. Been using dewalt drills and sawzaws since 2001, they are ROCK SOLID.