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|03-23-2013 05:23 AM|
This is still live, new listing
|01-26-2013 01:42 AM|
Damn, a day late an a buck short....
|01-26-2013 01:22 AM|
You're expecting an impact "driver" that is measured in in/lbs to be able to remove lugs from your car???
This is meant for driving screws and lag bolts into wood and such... I can't imagine the number of adapters and sockets that you are using to expect this to remove wheel lugs from a vehicle...
You should be looking for something like this: http://www.sears.com/craftsman-c3...ckType=G10 if you want to remove vehicle lugs.
In order to remove lugs: 1/2" drive at a minimum, and no adapter required. I did a complete 4-wheel tire rotation on the wifeys car with this wrench (C3 Impact Wrench) setup on a LiIon battery in <20Mins .. Counting lifting and securing the vehicle....
You're in need of an "Impact Wrench" as opposed to an "impact driver" for your needs. The C3 offers 200'/lbs (foot pounds) of torque as opposed to this 1600/"lbs (inch pounds).
Just because it says "impact" you can't expect it to do everything you throw at it.
Of course a lithium batt is a requirement for consistent torque results (necessary with auto lugs).
|01-24-2013 05:53 PM|
I don't know of an impact driver that I would expect to be able to remove properly torqued lugnuts, even a minute after they were installed. If you hammer on a lugnut for a minute one may come loose but the last one will be the toughest.
I haven't had much luck using 18V impact drivers on many screws. It is difficult to find a strong screw that won't break from the torque of the 18V impacts. 12V seems find, or an 18V drill/driver. Larger bolts/screws work fine.
|01-24-2013 04:28 PM|
|bighonker||All Gone! OOS|
|01-24-2013 04:16 PM|
1) sistered 4 joists in basement - not the crap they have in the hardware store today...these were real actual 2 x 4's from the 1950's
2) re-built dividing wall between garage and basement (new studs and bottom frame pressure plate)
3) hung base and wall cabinets, securing them with extra long screws into studs
4) new subfloor under kitchen - since i was laying a thicker piece of plywood on top i needed the impact driver's extra power to screw the boards into the subfloor. the regular drill just can't do this very well
and just other misc things i've built with thicker wood where the drill just didn't provide enough power. i use my regular drill for things that i would use a hand tool screw driver. example - pre-packaged furniture sets, ping-pong tables, door hinges, repair/maintenance on light vehicle components such as the air filter box or anything behind the interior vehicle door panels, etc). anything where i wouldn't/couldn't use a hand tool i will use the impact driver
|01-24-2013 04:10 PM|
|01-24-2013 04:07 PM|
Seems like this model performs decently against the competition, but for battery life. Not a bad deal
Not sure if there is a big difference between the PCL180CD listed in the deal, and the PCL180CDK that was tested, though... It appears to be the same photo though.
|01-24-2013 03:56 PM|
|jackyaj||decent deal. but i'm saving for the rigid combo at home depot. life warranty on everything, even the batteries. dead batteries are gonna kill you!|
|01-24-2013 03:52 PM|
|eric93se||I have this impact drill. One of the reasons I got it was because of the high torque rating, I expected it to pull lug nuts off the car like all the other brands out there. There are plenty of video's and TV shows where impact drills do lugs and such. This drill CANNOT pull lugs nuts/bolts off the car! I emailed them probably twice and I get no response. I got an awesome deal at the time and it was new too, it good for the price I paid but I wanted better! I expect better from a brand like Porter Cable!!|
|01-24-2013 03:13 PM|
I was tempted to get a Makita brushless combo set when they had some good deals over the holidays, but in the end I didn't have a good justification....methinks I need to build on an addition.
|01-24-2013 02:47 PM|
|01-24-2013 02:45 PM|
95% of the time, extended warranties are not worth buying.
|01-24-2013 02:35 PM|
impact drivers are required for sistering joists which i had to do due to some termite damage. i've seen people attempt this with regular drills...it's comical.
these drivers get the job done extremely well
|01-24-2013 02:20 PM|
i'm not sure why this is FP when there was a Craftsman deal on here a couple of weeks ago (dead now, but will come alive again the week of Feb 3 for Craftsman Club week) for the same type of combo, but brand new and with a lithium ion battery for $83 + tax
maybe Porter Cable is worth paying an extra $16 for a refurbished combo? who knows...maybe others can chime in
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