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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby 49Cub2017 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:33 pm

I took another look at Clownfish's post on page 1 where he mentions the DCF889 working so well removing head bolts on several tractors because it has 3 power settings. So, I still think it's a good choice for this immediate task by starting with the low setting to avoid shear. With those other two power settings it alos seems like it would work well for larger and more challenging applications in the future. I kinda like this choice for that reason. I'd still consider a lesser wrench, but might wish I'd gotten it later.

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Denny Clayton » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:38 am

49Cub2017 wrote:I took another look at Clownfish's post on page 1 where he mentions the DCF889 working so well removing head bolts on several tractors because it has 3 power settings. So, I still think it's a good choice for this immediate task by starting with the low setting to avoid shear. With those other two power settings it alos seems like it would work well for larger and more challenging applications in the future. I kinda like this choice for that reason. I'd still consider a lesser wrench, but might wish I'd gotten it later.

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby 49Cub2017 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:34 am

Denny: Reminds me of that old saying..."great minds think alike"! :lol: Or something like that!

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:15 am

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby 49Cub2017 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:27 pm

Mike: I appreciate the suggestions. I was considering Amazon, but Barnyard pointed out that the hog ring version I'm interested in is reconditioned. For about the same money I've found this wrench new at Home Depot. I'm not in a big hurry since I probably won't need it for several weeks, so I'll keep Home Depot in mind while I look around a bit more. And, who knows, Amazon may even come with a new one by then! Sometimes it pays to not get in too much of a hurry!

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Buzzard Wing » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:28 pm

Just to let you know... the DeWalt tools at Home Depot are not necessarily the same as what's available elsewhere. Ask me about my Moen faucet one day, they have different quality levels for apparently the same item. Same for DeWalt.
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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Barnyard » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:59 pm

Buzzard Wing wrote:Just to let you know... the DeWalt tools at Home Depot are not necessarily the same as what's available elsewhere. Ask me about my Moen faucet one day, they have different quality levels for apparently the same item. Same for DeWalt.

The important thing is to compare model numbers. That is what matters. If the model number is the same except for one digit, there is a difference. Also, if the model number is exact but the description says "refurbished" there is a difference.
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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Ken (48 Cub) » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:28 am

Sorry to hijack this thread but it's along the same lines...I have a Harbor Freight 1/2" electric impact wrench. I know it's a cheap tool but for my needs it works great. Now the trigger is broken and will only work in one direction. This tool is several years old (no warranty) but has only been used a hand full of times. I took it apart and there is no identification on the trigger at all. The internet says there are no replacement parts available. Someone has to make them or something similar. I just don't want to throw it away when it's such an easy fix!

I know "you get what you pay for". Any suggestions?
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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:34 am

Ken, Harbor Freight and anything electric shouldn't be used in the same sentence.
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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby 49Cub2017 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:53 am

Barnyard: Thanks for reminding me about the importance of matching part numbers. I checked the Amazon listing again this morning and sure enough it is the same number only now they're listed as new. So, I pulled the trigger on that Dewalt and I think I'm going to be happy with it. I know what you're talking about with some items not being the same depending on where you get them. I read once that the buyers for big box stores specify to manufacturers what they want from them so they can sell it at specific price point...and the manufacturer builds it to that spec. I think sometimes that results in lower quality. The example I have is that when I was shopping for my Husqvarna riding mower I know the ones at the big box stores were not the same machine as the one I got from a dealer. For one thing the deck is heavier metal. So, I agree with what you're saying and I think it just makes it that much harder to know what you're getting!

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Barnyard » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:06 am

Does it come with the battery?
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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby 49Cub2017 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:11 am

No, it doesn't, but neither did the one at Home Depot. I'm ok with that because I already have a 20V Dewalt drill and the batteries will work.

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:43 pm

49Cub2017 wrote:No, it doesn't, but neither did the one at Home Depot. I'm ok with that because I already have a 20V Dewalt drill and the batteries will work.

Which model did you end up purchasing?
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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:48 pm

Ken, do you speak fluent Chinese? :D
I think even if you could find the parts, they would cost at or near what the tool cost. Your best bet is to buy a new HF tool or spend the extra money on a reparable one.
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