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Posted November 30, 2014 - 09:03 AM

Kenny, you just gotta get one.  I use mine all the time.  Mine is an 18V Ridgid 18V and cranks out over 135 foot pounds of torque.  I can take a small engine apart using the 1/4" hex socket adapters.  Strong units!

  Cat's Dewalt cranks out about 80 foot pounds torque, which is still plenty strong!

Did a little looking around. Hitachi has an 18V 1/4" at Lowes for $129. Has 1280 in/lbs torque. This would work well with the Hitachi 18V drill/driver I have and I am very happy with it. Give me 4 batteries and 2 chargers!


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 09:06 AM

Did a little looking around. Hitachi has an 18V 1/4" at Lowes for $129. Has 1280 in/lbs torque. This would work well with the Hitachi 18V drill/driver I have and I am very happy with it. Give me 4 batteries and 2 chargers!

 

Yep, plenty torque at 106 foot pounds and you'd never run out of charged batteries!  I have 3 batteries, and never run out of power.


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 09:10 AM

I have the same set they are great , lite weight  i used it at the house and at work . the belt clip i can work all day with it hanging form my tool  belt and not feel it .


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 09:22 AM

I have two 18 volt Dewalt drills and one 18 volt 3/8 impact. That gives me 6 batteries and 3 chargers so I always have a good battery and they are worth every penny I spent for them. :thumbs: 


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 09:34 AM

The cat jokes I'll take all day long. That was low, however.

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Posted November 30, 2014 - 10:36 AM

I have two 18 volt Dewalt drills and one 18 volt 3/8 impact. That gives me 6 batteries and 3 chargers so I always have a good battery and they are worth every penny I spent for them. :thumbs: 

 

That's what I use also. DeWalt 18V 1/2" drill, 4&1/2" grinder, jig saw, couple of flashlights, two nailguns and a finish nailer, and my newest favorite, the 18v grease gun.

 

These seem so ......tiny.



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Posted November 30, 2014 - 11:51 AM

The best part about these 12V or 20V Dewalt tools is their light weight.  Big difference between these and 18V Dewalt.  Really big difference between these and my old Sears 192V.  Small size can get into tight places.  Small size does not compromise torque. Using two years now with no problems.  Great tools.


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 07:12 PM

My craftsman has treated me very well. 19.2 v, 125 foot pounds, pretty reasonable.cost wise.



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Posted November 30, 2014 - 08:32 PM

My review so far:

 

Used the drill with a 9/16 dull spade bit to run electrical, three holes. Then put in a dozen wall studs with 2&1/2" torx screws. Put it a new header and upper framing with 3&1/8" torx screws. It slowed slightly putting in the 3" screws. The LED light above the trigger is actually kind of nice to have. It is really nice to be able to start straight in a normal 16" stud cavity, no bending around and then trying to straighten out.

 

I used the impact to put up ceiling sheetrock. It's a small room, L-shaped 9'x9'. So just 3 pieces up there. After I finally found my dimpler bit, things went really well. The included belt clip kept it in my pocket, even while cutting. The impact part starts ratcheting about 1/3 of the way in on a 2&1/4" black oxide screw. 

 

All in all, so far, I really like both of them.

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Posted December 02, 2014 - 05:30 PM

I got my Hitachi 18V impact today! Charging the batteries so it's ready for use! I like the balance of it and it will get in smaller spots than my drill will. Can't wait to try it out!


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Posted February 19, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Update on the 12v DeWalt impact and drill. Both still look and operate the same as when they were new. The heated hooded sweatshirt was a nice addition to the kit, great for ice fishing. Battery lasts about 4-5 hours in the sweatshirt.
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