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Milwaukee M18 18V Brushless 1/4" Impact Driver w/ 2.0Ah Battery, Charger, & Bag

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Home Depot has Milwaukee M18 18V Brushless 1/4" Impact Driver Kit w/ 2.0Ah Battery, Charger, & Bag (2850-21P) for $99. Shipping is free, otherwise select free store pickup where stock permits. Thanks BeaverSPT

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Not the FUEL version, but it is brushless and it's a great deal for a spare impact or a gift this Christmas.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../305529329
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This is a great impact driver. I picked one up over the summer and it's a beast. Easily drills or drives fasteners, and just to test I threw a socket adapter and a 24mm socket on and it removed the blades from my riding mower. It also easily removed lugs off my car that were torqued to 80ft/lbs. I believe it's rated at 1500in/lbs which translates to 125ft/lbs and I absolutely believe that.
Can it take lugs nut off Dodge Charger 2017?
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Milwaukee vs Dewalt? Any opinion on the impact drivers?

More power, lifetime warranty, brushless...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Brushless-1-4-in-Impact-Driver-Kit-w... [homedepot.com]
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They have the kit for both for $169 as well

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../100650378
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Can it take lugs nut off Dodge Charger 2017?
Probably, but this isn't the tool for that. I said I was just testing torque. For removing lugs you should really be using an impact wrench. Impact drivers are designed for driving screws and lags.
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Probably, but this isn't the tool for that. I said I was just testing torque. For removing lugs you should really be using an impact wrench. Impact drivers are designed for driving screws and lags.
Will it damage the unit? Is it really bad for it?
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Ya if you can't control the speed and judge the torque by feel or sight.....then maybe you shouldn't be using power tools.
Professionals need a really high accuracy on their job. This drill is not for those works.
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They have the kit for both for $169 as well

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../100650378 [homedepot.com]
Is this really the same drill and impact driver? The weird thing is that the regular price for this bundle is only a few dollars more than just the impact driver.

I also just noticed that this bundle comes with two batteries, but each battery is 1.5Ah instead of the 2Ah in the original post.
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Is this really the same drill and impact driver? The weird thing is that the regular price for this bundle is only a few dollars more than just the impact driver.

I also just noticed that this bundle comes with two batteries, but each battery is 1.5Ah instead of the 2Ah in the original post.
No, not the same impact driver as the one in this deal. In the $169 kit, the drill and impact driver are brushed tools. The impact driver in this deal is brushless.
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No, not the same impact driver as the one in this deal. In the $169 kit, the drill and impact driver are brushed tools. The impact driver in this deal is brushless.
Thanks, so inferior tools and batteries. Not worth it!
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Can it take lugs nut off Dodge Charger 2017?
Probably can, the rating is 1600 in/lbs and if there are 12 inches per foot, you are looking at over 100 ft-lbs.

But like the other person who replied said, this isn't the the right tool for that job. What you really want is something like a 1/2" (versus this 1/4") impact torque driver - both available from Milwaukee and Dewalt. Though this may be rated for something all the way up to Tesla level torque (129 ft-lbs) you'll be either draining the battery or wearing out the tool.

This is really a "light" impact driver, something that you'll keep around the house to help out with chores. A step up above the M12 but not as professional as the M18 Fuel line with their battery system.

In comparison with Dewalt, this would be the equivalent to the Atomic line, just good for general use and not for professional use where you're knocking it around.

For most folks, a simple drill/driver is going to be much more useful as that is considered general purpose kit. For difficult things (like mounting a 4" screw into a stud to hang your 55" TV on a wall) you'll simple drill a hole first, and then drive the screw. Same would apply for mounts for masonry or brick. Drill a hole, drive the screw.

But if you already have a drill / driver and found yourself with a deck or having to do a whole bunch of sheet metal screws into a galvanized roof... this can definitely be the ticket! Just be aware there is no torque limit so it's not just easier to overdrive the screw well past flush, but if you hit something more solid, you may go right into that electrical conduit.
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Will it damage the unit? Is it really bad for it?
I'm not sure if it would damage it, but you would be happier with the right tools for the job.
Example: this m18 compact brushless impact driver can remove lugs from my car, but it takes about 1.5x as long to break them free as it takes my m18 fuel 3/8" impact wrench. So it has to work significantly harder. My 3/8" earthquake composite air impact wrench removes the same lugs in about 1/3 the time. So I'm reaching for one of my impact wrenches every time when working on my car.
For driving screws I'm reaching for my impact driver every time. It's smaller, lighter, and easier to switch bits, and also doesn't need a reducer to run a bit.
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I'm not sure if it would damage it, but you would be happier with the right tools for the job.
Example: this m18 compact brushless impact driver can remove lugs from my car, but it takes about 1.5x as long to break them free as it takes my m18 fuel 3/8" impact wrench. So it has to work significantly harder. My 3/8" earthquake composite air impact wrench removes the same lugs in about 1/3 the time. So I'm reaching for one of my impact wrenches every time when working on my car.
For driving screws I'm reaching for my impact driver every time. It's smaller, lighter, and easier to switch bits, and also doesn't need a reducer to run a bit.
Gotcha! I have a 1/2" pneumatic air gun and a huge compressor, but it would be nice to have something cordless that would more easily be used outside of the garage.
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Good deal but I just don't need this much power. Hoping for deals in the M12 on Black Friday. In my opinion for average diy the reduction in weight is more important than the power.
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I get that a lifetime warranty is cool and all but to compare Ridgid to Milwaukee or Makita is just silly. They are large clunky tools that feel cheap in the hand and don't get better with a lifetime of use. I'll stick with tools i know i won't need to use with warranty with and pass on Ridgid all together.
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For all the people asking about lug nuts, I wouldn't hesitate to use this. Your only real risk is breaking the socket adapter. The tool will do fine.

If you can only have one tool, get this impact driver as it gives you the flexibility to drive screws and slap an adapter on and also act like an impact wrench.

My advice comes from my personal experience owning two Milwaukee impact drivers and 4 different impact wrenches of various size and torque ratings. I've used an M18 fuel impact driver many times to take wheels on and off of race cars when I didn't have my impact wrench handy.

I recommend that anyone doing lug nuts on wheels is to use the impact to take off the lug nuts, but when putting the lug nuts on, start by doing a few threads by hand to make sure they aren't cross threaded and then use the impact to torque to just barely tight, like you just start hearing the impacts as it snugs up ... then switch to torque wrench set to 80 lb or whatever your preferred number is, we use 90 a lot on race cars ... but much more than that can damage lugs, especially if they are aluminum ones.
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