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Old 11-21-2019, 08:28 AM   #1
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Nut busting

The memes on that group have gotten pretty tiring, and mostly bad now.

But this one made me laugh.

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Old 11-21-2019, 08:28 AM   #2
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The memes on that group have gotten pretty tiring, and mostly bad now.

But this one made me laugh.

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Old 11-21-2019, 09:40 AM   #3
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:00 AM   #4
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That the baby Milwaukee 1/2". The mid-torque model I bought last year has 450 ft-lbs fastening torque.

It is fucking awesome and I highly recommend buying one (when it's on sale).
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:42 AM   #5
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That the baby Milwaukee 1/2". The mid-torque model I bought last year has 450 ft-lbs fastening torque.

It is fucking awesome and I highly recommend buying one (when it's on sale).
I bought this Makita one 6 years ago and it's pretty good, but not as torquey as I would like.

I'm too invested into Makita's 18V system. But I have Milwaukee's 12V system.
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:03 AM   #6
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That the baby Milwaukee 1/2". The mid-torque model I bought last year has 450 ft-lbs fastening torque.

It is fucking awesome and I highly recommend buying one (when it's on sale).
That's insane (in a good way). Have you broken any wrists yet?
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:06 AM   #7
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That's insane (in a good way). Have you broken any wrists yet?
It's an impact tool so it's unlikely to cause injuries.

OTOH, use a powerful drill with a right-angle adapter and watch out.
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:08 AM   #8
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I use the full torque Dewalt, which is 700ft-lbs. sustained, 1,200ft-lbs. breakaway. It’s also pretty great for large scale things. I use a low power 3/8” dewalt impact for most small stuff. (It’s compact and light, but is just on the edge of powerful enough for wheels - 99% of the time, it’ll break wheel lugs that have been torqued properly.)

I do, however, use the 12v Makita ratcheting wrench. It’s life changing. Do NOT buy the “upgraded” fuel version. The massive weight and size and marginal increase in torque are 1,000% not worth it.

Edit: While we are talking about useful tools, these Sunex u-joints are also life changing: https://www.amazon.com/Sunex-2300-Un.../dp/B000LQEV9Y
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:03 PM   #10
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That the baby Milwaukee 1/2". The mid-torque model I bought last year has 450 ft-lbs fastening torque.

It is fucking awesome and I highly recommend buying one (when it's on sale).
I have the big bertha Milwaukee M18 and it's fantastic. But it's kind of heavy for light stuff.

I also bought this impact driver and it's GREAT. Light, super fast, and surprisingly powerful. Way more fun for everything that doesn't require big breaking torque. It's strong enough to do wheel bolts, even though I tend not to use it for that.
https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Produc...rivers/2853-20
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