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Old 11-21-2019, 01:09 PM   #21
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The smaller one gets good reviews because because it has the option to lock it out so you can break it free manually and then use the power to spin it.

The one I linked doesn't. You need to use a wrench to break it, then switch the socket to the electric wrench.
Yeah, that’s a dumb tool. And big and heavy.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:10 PM   #22
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The big repeated use for me is wheel changes and the 140 ft-lbs spec for the Camaro required something more powerful than the really, really, really old Goodyear thing I'd been using for 10+ years that, with a full charge, could usually bust 3 of 5 nuts off the first wheel.
My LR4 also has very high torque settings and my Makita impact (325ft-lb) struggles to brake those loose.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:34 PM   #23
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My LR4 also has very high torque settings and my Makita impact (325ft-lb) struggles to brake those loose.
time for a bigger impact
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:52 PM   #24
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My ancient, second-hand Matco 18V has no problem with the Ram's lug nuts at 140ft-lbs. It also managed both RX-8 axle nuts which are at 220ft-lbs, and they're also staked.

It's got one dying cell in the battery that I occasionally have to jumpstart back to life. I really need to replace it.
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:20 PM   #25
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Electric ratchets are the best. THE BEST.
Was probably before most here were born, but I still remember the first time I used an air ratchet wrench in 1974. Back then, they were THE BEST
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:50 PM   #26
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Was probably before most here were born, but I still remember the first time I used an air ratchet wrench in 1974. Back then, they were THE BEST
Yeah. It’s like that, but quiet and no hose. And you can take it anywhere.
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Old 11-21-2019, 03:41 PM   #27
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Yeah. Itís like that, but quiet and no hose. And you can take it anywhere.
Dude, you don't know what you missed in your life development not having daily driven a 5.0 Fox body Mustang.
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:15 PM   #28
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I have an air ratchet. I've had it for almost twenty years.

I used it once.
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:48 PM   #29
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time for a bigger impact
Yup. I need one of these.

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-XWT08Z...4373653&sr=8-4

BL Motor delivers 740 feet pounds of Max Torque and 1,180 feet pounds of breakaway torque
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:54 PM   #30
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Yup. I need one of these.
After seeing all these torque specs I looked up mine.

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1,000 ft-lbs of fastening torque and 1400 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque.
https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Produc...enches/2767-22
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