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Best 3/8 battery impact gun

Post by 6 cylinder puller » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:52 pm

Okay looking at buying a 3/8s battery powered impact gun I know snap on is pretty awesome but so is the 500 price tag , if there any other recommendations that you guys use ?

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Re: Best 3/8 battery impact gun

Post by PackardV8 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:35 pm

Many of the guys over on Garage Journal like the Milwaukee M18 Fuel series.
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Re: Best 3/8 battery impact gun

Post by randy331 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:24 am

PackardV8 wrote:Many of the guys over on Garage Journal like the Milwaukee M18 Fuel series.
The Milwaukee fuel stuff is mean stuff. Got 1/2" impact, a Sawzall, and 2 drill/drivers all in the 18 volt fuel series, with 4 amp hour batteries.
Good stuff so far.

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Re: Best 3/8 battery impact gun

Post by Keith Morganstein » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:18 pm

6 cylinder puller wrote:Okay looking at buying a 3/8s battery powered impact gun I know snap on is pretty awesome but so is the 500 price tag , if there any other recommendations that you guys use ?
I have the Milwaukee 3/8 impact and several other of their M18 cordless tools. I've been using them hard for three years and am happy with them. Also good is the 5 year warranty. I did burn out the drill (using it hard) they replaced it with a new one. Snap-on has a good 3/8's everyone seems to like it, but I don't think snap-on gives anything close to that warranty.

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Re: Best 3/8 battery impact gun

Post by jed » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:44 pm

I have a 3/8 Mikita for over 10 years it has about 40/45 lb of torque with a fresh charged battery when tightening.
It will loosen a bolt/nut torqued to 70lb. It has been well used and has held up well.
Mikita also makes one that will torque to about 70lb.

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