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Makita XWT11 Brushless Cordless 1/2 in. 3-Speed Impact Wrench Kit 2.0 Ah Home Depot YMMV $140

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Didn't see this one posted yet, saw on shelf at local store for $140. Pretty good little impact wrench.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makit.../310193131

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Make sure to add YMMV to your title
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Can this take out lug nuts?
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Takes mine off no problem, they're torqued to 90 ft/lb / 120nm.
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The XWT08Z is the next step up with 3x torque. This one is a little smaller less torque but Still packs a punch.
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I bought the $29 chinese knockoff version of this on eBay works fine. Similar power level to an impact driver. Then on a Discover Amazon deal I picked up the big boy xwt08z for $170 bare tool. WOW! With a 5.0ah it rips off lugnuts like a pneumatic. It'll tear off suspension, axle nuts and subframe bolts like nothing. Though it is overkill if you're not building a deck or really working on cars.
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I bought the $29 chinese knockoff version of this on eBay works fine. Similar power level to an impact driver. Then on a Discover Amazon deal I picked up the big boy xwt08z for $170 bare tool. WOW! With a 5.0ah it rips off lugnuts like a pneumatic. It'll tear off suspension, axle nuts and subframe bolts like nothing. Though it is overkill if you're not building a deck or really working on cars.
nothing is overkill if you do your own car work. Even if you use it once or twice a year it's worth it. we need more tool deals!
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Dang Brickseek said my HD had 3 on hand on clearance but I just went and there weren't any. There was definitely a spot and tag for them for $140 in the clearanced tools section but guess someone beat me to it. Good find tho, and good price
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nothing is overkill if you do your own car work. Even if you use it once or twice a year it's worth it. we need more tool deals!
I am with you on that reasoning. It's a huge money saving hobby that's made more fun by tools.

I just saved the cost of diagnostics ($100) and labor ($100) when my car started to have a horrible engine knock that I couldn't figure out. Seriously thought it was done for. I even started looking for cars.
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nothing is overkill if you do your own car work. Even if you use it once or twice a year it's worth it. we need more tool deals!
Oh I agree, I'm a car nut/DIY kinda guy. I'm fighting the urge to pick up a relative's clean body (bad clutch,maybe trans) 1997 Integra coupe for pennies and swapping in a K24a2 and LSD 6spd, new bushings/suspension and possibly tracking it...or just have great fun on local twisties. I finally have my own garage and I'm craving a fun, quick, cheap car I can beat on.
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Not a fan of these in between sized electric impact wrenches. They're hardly any cheaper than the bigger wrenches, and aren't really that compact.

It's nearly as big as the big boys which have 500+ ft-lb of breaking torque, but these in-between sized ones have less than half the output. And they are significantly larger than the small 90 degree wrenches or more compact gun style 12V ones, so you can't really use it in places where the big wrenches don't fit too.

Just because lug nuts are tightened to 70-90 ft-lb of torque, doesn't mean it only takes 70-90 ft-lb of torque to break them loose either. Oxidation which is inevitable for threads without grease or threadlocker, will lead to higher torque requirements to break bolts loose.

Plus those published torque rates on the wrench don't take into account any losses from your sockets wobbling or stretching with each impact, so while this might say 200 ft-lb of torque, that's not necessarily what gets applied to the bolt.

Ideally if you're going to buy an impact wrench, buy a big 18V one first with 500+ ft-lb of torque, so you can really use it to break difficult bolts. Then if you do a lot of car work, buy a smaller 12V one, to handle tight quarters for smaller bolts.

I also use my small 12V one as a screw driver with a square socket screw set. So much better than a drill for avoiding stripping.
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Not a fan of these in between sized electric impact wrenches. They're hardly any cheaper than the bigger wrenches, and aren't really that compact.

It's nearly as big as the big boys which have 500+ ft-lb of breaking torque, but these in-between sized ones have less than half the output. And they are significantly larger than the small 90 degree wrenches or more compact gun style 12V ones, so you can't really use it in places where the big wrenches don't fit too.

Just because lug nuts are tightened to 70-90 ft-lb of torque, doesn't mean it only takes 70-90 ft-lb of torque to break them loose either. Oxidation which is inevitable for threads without grease or threadlocker, will lead to higher torque requirements to break bolts loose.

Plus those published torque rates on the wrench don't take into account any losses from your sockets wobbling or stretching with each impact, so while this might say 200 ft-lb of torque, that's not necessarily what gets applied to the bolt.

Ideally if you're going to buy an impact wrench, buy a big 18V one first with 500+ ft-lb of torque, so you can really use it to break difficult bolts. Then if you do a lot of car work, buy a smaller 12V one, to handle tight quarters for smaller bolts.

I also use my small 12V one as a screw driver with a square socket screw set. So much better than a drill for avoiding stripping.
While I agree with what most of what you're saying, this is definitely worlds apart from the "big boy" offering from Makita, the XWT08.

XWT08 = 7.3lbs, $289 740 ft-lbs
XWT11 = 3lbs, $189 210 ft-lbs

Also, Makita is not one to inflate their numbers - lots of reviewers have shown that both of the above models consistently perform higher than rated.

There are also lots of non-automotive applications that benefit from a medium power impact, like fencers, framers, deck builders, HVAC installers, etc., where small and capable beats out huge and powerful.
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While I agree with what most of what you're saying, this is definitely worlds apart from the "big boy" offering from Makita, the XWT08.

XWT08 = 7.3lbs, $289 740 ft-lbs
XWT11 = 3lbs, $189 210 ft-lbs
There's other brands out there. My M18 Fuel weighs about 5 pounds, with a longer lasting battery, has more than double the torque and is less than an inch longer. It also cost about the same as this sale price.

If you need a big wrench, then you need a big wrench. But this in between size isn't exactly that useful. There's very few applications where 5.75 inches will fit, but 6.7 won't. Usually if you have tight quarters, 5.75 isn't going to make it either, so that's where a 12V impact comes in handy.

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There are also lots of non-automotive applications that benefit from a medium power impact, like fencers, framers, deck builders, HVAC installers, etc., where small and capable beats out huge and powerful.
That's the problem, this isn't a medium power impact, it's still a small impact, but with all the bulk of 18V added on.

That's why I think a 12V model is more worthwhile, especially for the applications you mentioned. A "small" 18V is overkill for all of these applications, but really too small for say automotive work that actually needs an impact wrench.

I have a 12V Makita impact, it's great for everything you listed, and it's much cheaper than this 18V model.
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There's other brands out there. My M18 Fuel weighs about 5 pounds, with a longer lasting battery, has more than double the torque and is less than an inch longer. It also cost about the same as this sale price.

If you need a big wrench, then you need a big wrench. But this in between size isn't exactly that useful. There's very few applications where 5.75 inches will fit, but 6.7 won't. Usually if you have tight quarters, 5.75 isn't going to make it either, so that's where a 12V impact comes in handy.



That's the problem, this isn't a medium power impact, it's still a small impact, but with all the bulk of 18V added on.

That's why I think a 12V model is more worthwhile, especially for the applications you mentioned. A "small" 18V is overkill for all of these applications, but really too small for say automotive work that actually needs an impact wrench.

I have a 12V Makita impact, it's great for everything you listed, and it's much cheaper than this 18V model.
The idea that someone should have a big impact as well as a small one is just not feasible for many - some just need something that's middle of the road to accomplish whatever they can with a single tool. It's like saying no one should have SUVs or crossovers and that everyone should have both a truck for hauling stuff and a car for passengers/mpg.

Manufacturers like Milwaukee, DeWalt, Ryobi, Bosch, and Hitachi all have a similar impact wrench between 2.5-3.5 lbs and 200-300 ft-lbs because they know this.

I say all this but I have three different impact wrenches - I just remember what it was like to live in a small apartment and have to choose my tools wisely. To be honest, the M12 Stubby impact is probably my #1 pick, it's just very expensive for a 12v tool and seems to never go on sale.
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No luck at home depot, here is the same slightly more at amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-XWT...e=UTF8&me=
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