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Ken (48 Cub)
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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Ken (48 Cub) » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:49 pm

Sad but true :(
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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby 49Cub2017 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:02 pm

Don: I decided to go with the Dewalt DCF899HB 20V MAX XR Brushless High Torque 1/2" Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil. This is as much torque wrench as I should ever need...hopefully. And if not, is a pretty decent place to start.

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby 49Cub2017 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:20 am

My impact wrench arrived yesterday and I've been checking it out. My first impression is that it's hefty and looks like it'll do what I need it to. The hog ring anvil is a bit different. The first time I went to put a socket on it it's like it didn't want to go on and for a couple of minutes I'm wondering if maybe special sockets are required. So, as much as I hate to I did look at the instructions and in there it says to push the socket on firmly...that the hog ring has to compress in order to get the socket on. So this time I pushed firmly...harder than you would think would be necessary and sure enough on it goes. Getting it back off again is also a little harder than you'd think...and you can't just pull if off, you have to wiggle it off. This all adds up to a very tight friction fit and I think it's going to work very well. I won't have a chance to work on those head bolts until I get all the necessary stuff, but at this point I'm optimistic. :D

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:40 am

When new, the hog ring will be very tight, it will loosen some with use as it breaks in. Generally speaking, mechanics will opt for the hog ring, industrial applications, where the socket is seldom changed, will use the push pin detent. I think you'll like the one you got, I know I would! Maybe one of these days I'll pick one up.

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby 49Cub2017 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:27 am

Gary: That's good to know since it's tight now. I was testing it yesterday pulling 3/4" head 6"long lag bolts out of an outdoor structure. They'd been in there for at least 15 years and I wasn't having much luck with a box end wrench. This Dewalt got them out of there in a hurry. I know that's not the same thing as breaking rusted head bolts free from an engine block, but I get how this thing works now and I'm optimistic it'll loosen and not shear, especially on that lower torque setting. If you have need for an impact wrench I think this is a very good one. I got it as a bare tool because I already had Dewalt 20 v batteries. :D

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Re: Tool Questions...Impact Wrenches

Postby BigBill » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:01 pm

I have the 3/8” butterfly impact, 1/2” impact, the electric 1/2” impact and the 3/4” impact. When all else fails it’s the 3/4” ratchet set with a four foot pipe extension.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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