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Thinking about picking up a battery impact driver and wanted to know if anyone can recommend best bang for the buck that can remove lugs torqued to 150 ft-lbs? I have an Avid Power driver that can remove them but not sure if will last. Works excellent for 100 ft-lb! Thanks!

 

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I use a dewalt 1/2 inch. Works great.

do you have any battery operated tools now? Might be cheaper to spend more on tool but avoid buying new batteries.
 
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I use a dewalt 1/2 inch. Works great.

do you have any battery operated tools now? Might be cheaper to spend more on tool but avoid buying new batteries.
I do but unfortunately not in the higher voltage range.
 
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I use a Kobalt and it gets the job done but I've been doing lugs by hand with a breaker bar lately.
 
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I use a Kobalt and it gets the job done but I've been doing lugs by hand with a breaker bar lately.
That is what I have been using as well. Fighting some carpel tunnel so I was trying to find some relief...lol.
 

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DeWalt 1/2” here but Milwaukee is also great. Pick by looking at which tool line is more complete for your uses. I prefer to break lugs with a breaker bar on really nice wheels but I use a lug nut “wheel protector” socket like the ones pictured here.

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Don't let any shop use an impact wrench to tighten any bolt or lug nut. Torque wrench or DIY! Only sane use for an impact wrench is to remove nuts/bolts.
 

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I bought and use the DeWalt 1/2", because I had other tools that used the same batteries. It works pretty good too.

One of the things that impresses me about America's/Discount Tires is they have used torque wrenches to tighten my lug nuts all but one time. Unfortunately that one time was when I was visiting Bremerton WA, from L.A. CA. Luckily there was only one broken stud when I got home. I watch them pretty closely, then loosen, re-tighten and torque them when I get home. I do that anytime someone else has a wheel off one of my babies.
 
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I used a 20v Dewalt impact, but migrated to breaking them loose with a breaker bar and removing / installing with a smaller stubby Milwaukee unit that I use more often as its smaller/lighter. I always use a torque wrench now to finish tightening.
 

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I have a Ryobi brushless 3/8” that works great. It’s super small and light weight, and not so strong it’ll break something on accident. Still 160 ft/lbs. Then an Earthquake XT Harbor Freight 1/2” for Jeep suspension bits.
 

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I have the ryobi 1/2" impact and it takes off lug nuts with ease. This is the 18v impact and they are very inexpensive at home depot. In fact, I have many 18v Ryobi tools and multiple batteries and have had a great experience with all, without fail. I know they have 40v systems too...but I am very happy with the power of the 18v system.
 
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I have the ryobi 1/2" impact and it takes off lug nuts with ease. This is the 18v impact and they are very inexpensive at home depot. In fact, I have many 18v Ryobi tools and multiple batteries and have had a great experience with all, without fail. I know they have 40v systems too...but I am very happy with the power of the 18v system.
What model?
 

 
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