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Old Wed, Mar-15-2017, 01:49:09 AM   #11
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Default Re: Milwaukee 18V Torque Wrench $259

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Dewalt now has a line with 60V batteries. They are making large tools that are battery powered and run off two 60V batteries (120V cordless tools). I don't believe they have any impact wrenches in the line yet. But for property maintenance, you should check them out. Flexvolt 60/120 line.

I like the Kobalt 24V line. They were one of the few that had a dedicated 3/8" drive small impact wrench (no adaptor needed) and the specs on the tools are impressive for the price. It's annoying that certain tools are only sold as kits. I have 3 batteries and 2 chargers. I have a big impact and a small one. I would buy their drill if they sold the bare tool, but I'm not buying it in a kit with another battery and charger, which is the only way they sell it.

They also had a sweet shop light that ran off the 24V batteries, and they discontinued it for some reason. I would've bought that too. Good tools, poor decision making with the product line.
Keep in mind the 18v and 24v are likely the same thing (or maybe 18 and 20). Milwaukee is rated at 18v IN USE and others rate 20v not in use. Some of the numbers are marketing BS.

I have the 60v DeWalt Brushless weed eater and flipping love it. 3/4 of an acre takes several charges to do fully, but not having to deal with fuel or the noise is so much nicer. I can't wait to replace my 48" riding mower with electric!

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Default Re: Milwaukee 18V Torque Wrench $259

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Dewalt now has a line with 60V batteries. They are making large tools that are battery powered and run off two 60V batteries (120V cordless tools). I don't believe they have any impact wrenches in the line yet. But for property maintenance, you should check them out. Flexvolt 60/120 line.

I like the Kobalt 24V line. They were one of the few that had a dedicated 3/8" drive small impact wrench (no adaptor needed) and the specs on the tools are impressive for the price. It's annoying that certain tools are only sold as kits. I have 3 batteries and 2 chargers. I have a big impact and a small one. I would buy their drill if they sold the bare tool, but I'm not buying it in a kit with another battery and charger, which is the only way they sell it.

They also had a sweet shop light that ran off the 24V batteries, and they discontinued it for some reason. I would've bought that too. Good tools, poor decision making with the product line.
The 60v and 120v Dewalt stuff sounds interesting. I think more volts in batteries is the way of the future. Cars wil be going to 48v.

The problem with some product lines is as you noted -- not enough or kit only. That is why ryobi and Dewalt and milwaukee are attractive -- once you have a couple of batteries and a charger you can add bare tools for much less than kit tools. Before milwaukee, I had ridgid nicad (still have them at another property) and liked them for their lifetime warranty on tools and batteries. Ridgid is worth looking at too if the lineup has what you want.
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I buy pretty much all dewalt tools for home needs and have a 7 year old snap on 3/8th impact that I bought from a coworker used for $100. Still going strong without any problems.
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In warm weather, my milwaukee 18v fuel 3/8 impact does lug nuts no problem. It's rated at 200 or 210 lbs and is small and light. But with a cold battery in winter or on a frozen car it does not do as well. The big milwaukee is surprisingly light though it is big.
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In warm weather, my milwaukee 18v fuel 3/8 impact does lug nuts no problem. It's rated at 200 or 210 lbs and is small and light. But with a cold battery in winter or on a frozen car it does not do as well. The big milwaukee is surprisingly light though it is big.
My big milwaukee makes working under the car a workout. The slip ring is probably the most annoying part of the tool as sometimes I have to use extensions and wobbles to get at a bolt like a manifold to mid pipe. Trying to get the extension to slip over the tool is not fun...

That being said, it has blasted off in cold weather without problem axle nuts.
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I don't think the pin retention would be any easier to manage.
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Dewalt now has a line with 60V batteries. They are making large tools that are battery powered and run off two 60V batteries (120V cordless tools). I don't believe they have any impact wrenches in the line yet. But for property maintenance, you should check them out. Flexvolt 60/120 line.
https://www.protoolreviews.com/tools...lexvolt/26865/

Testing of Milwaukee 18V 9AH vs Dewalt 60V on grinders cutting rebar. The test does note that Dewalt is coming out with a higher amp version of its 60V soon and that may give the nod to Dewalt. I have been a Milwaukee person for 5 years and have too many tools to change now, but maybe in a few years I will change brands and voltage if the lineup is big enough.
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1st 1/2'' electric impact i've bought, works wonders! I have a 3/4 IR air for HD stuff I do on the side and the Milwaukee can do the same job. Pulling off lug nuts of a fire truck torqued to 650ftlbs is no problem, does have some weight to it but its a tool that i'm constantly holding. Considering getting the 3/8'' one now as its half the price of a snap on and seems to be about the same if not better. Also, the warranty on the snap on is 2 year and the Milwaukee is 3 years on the battery and 5 on the tool!

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Unfortunately the $259 sale is over now.
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I got one.. it will not remove a lug bolt @ 85 ft-lbs.
Will play around with it some more. Perhaps op error...
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