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Old 01-07-2015, 10:29 AM
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I am so happy with this cordless impact!

I got this Milwaukee 1/4" impact for Christmas and I am so damn happy with it! I watch the other guys with non impact "drivers" busting loose bolts by twisting their wrist just like it was a manual screw driver, THAT is why I got the damn thing so I wouldn't have to wear out my body. It's a heavier, yes, but it's worth it in my opinion. I have broken loose some bolts that would have required a 3/8" ratchet.

It's model number 2462 and they are about $120 and worth every dime.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:43 AM
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10 years ago I was given several of the Milwaukee 1/2 impacts. The 18 volt types which were crazy expensive then. I can't remember the last time I used an air impact since getting these. I really like the Milwaukee stuff and its great you got one.
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I have one just like that but it's a little different. It's also 12 Volt. The best part about those Milwaukee lithium tools is that the batteries are only $29 and they don't die out of the blue like the Makita Lithiums when not used for a while. I have an 18V makita lithium set of drill/drivers but it's just sitting there cause the batteries dies and they are $70 each. I would rather sell it than pay for more batteries I know that will die soon. Makita dropped the ball BIG TIME on their 18V Lithium batteries/chargers. If one cell goes a little low your battery won't charge. LAME!~
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:17 AM
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I am a BIG Milwaukee fan, and for Christmas 2013 I asked for the 18v "Fuel" 1/2"Impact-this one:

http://www.milwaukeetool.com/~/media...22/2764-22.jpg

I also have a first generation 18 "V" Series Milwaukee 1/2" Drill, and, after 4 (or more) Years of use the Batteries went dead-I thought of rebuilding them (like Ireland's Child has suggested), and it just isn't feasible (due to their "smart" Batteries)-

I looked at buying new Batteries (I always keep two at least), and they were upwards of $140.00 (for two)-so, I asked for a new Milwaukee 18 volt 1/2 Hammer Drill this Christmas, and Santa delivered! It is so much better balanced than my old Milwaukee 18 "V", and, it too will twist you arm off-this one:

http://www.milwaukeetool.com/~/media..._360_Large.jpg

I think the Tool Companies price the Batteries so high you buy new Tools-guess it works )

I love them both, but I have to tell you-if you are looking for a all around 3/8" Drill, please give this one a look, it is my favorite, and I use it the most:

http://www.milwaukeetool.com/~/media...2615-21-lg.jpg
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I buy cells and tabs from MTO battery and solder my own stuff and the prices are a little less expensive. There is a battery store locally that can do it too. They charge slightly more but they have a 2 year wear and tear guarantee as well. I've been known the collect old dead batteries and replace the the bad cells with news one to get more life for a few dollars.

Nicads are bad about memory, NMH have no memory but self discharge faster. Lithiums have no memory and have higher amps, lighter weight, but self discharge even more than the others.
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try driving a couple of 4 inch phillips head deck screws, that will put a smile on your face
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try driving a couple of 4 inch phillips head deck screws, that will put a smile on your face
A hell of a lot easier on your wrist huh!

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Those electric impacts have come a long ways.
You couldn't give me one when they first came out.
Now I don't know how I would live without one.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:53 AM
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Tell me about it Matt, let's face it, when the cordless tools first came out they were for informercials and people who weren't very bright. But now, are you kidding me, holy crap. The first time I saw a guy cutting a piece of plywood in half with a cordless circular saw I was sold.

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I thought the "head light" these tools had was stupid but today, HELL YES they came in handy.

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You don't know what the potential cordless tools have until you get into the hilti cordless tools. Yes, they're more expensive but you'll never even think about other cordless tools after you've used the hilti stuff.
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That's odd, I have never heard of that brand, never remember seeing it ever.

I googled it and found it at HomeDepot, but don't ever remember seeing it there.

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imo... other than drills and the small impact drivers i haven't found much use/need for the other cordless tools
cordless sawzall and circular saw are pretty worthless for actual use on a construction site
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at a body shop the impacts are very important. Sometimes you'll be asked to tear something down in the parking lot because it's feared it might be totaled and they don't want to "drag" it in your booth so they'll want the fender and bumper off to document pics to send to the insurance company. Stuff like that is very common. They are nice to have for sure and with the 12 volt you're not gonna break anything loose that's torqued tight but you can feather things tight and if you slip up you probably won't break off any bolt heads. Very good for the light R&I, obviously not for suspension parts and stuff with more torque.
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That's odd, I have never heard of that brand, never remember seeing it ever.

I googled it and found it at HomeDepot, but don't ever remember seeing it there.

Brian
Your only gonna find them at industrial supply places. Fastenal, maybe airgas and purity.
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