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Old 12-11-2010, 06:13 PM
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I have struggled with unruly nuts and bolts for the last time. THE LAST TIME!! My dad won't get an air compressor for his shop, so I'm stuck with electricity. I was googling around, and became somewhat lost in the selection. Hog ring anvis vs. detent pin anvil, and all the different makes! I work on vehicles often, and I estimate I would need it around two to three times a month at least, so I'd rather not buy the Harbor Freight special. However, I would prefer to keep the cost around $150. Anyone with a preference?
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:58 PM
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We have a milwaukee one at work for being electric it works pretty good im not sure of the model ill have to look wed when I go in only other thing I know is its a half inch. I know dewalt makes one too but not sure what the cons and pros are for it.
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The main brand I was looking at is Dewalt. There are two models of 1/2" drive wrenches with different anvil designs (hog ring or detent pin). What is what? Thanks!!
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you looking for cordless or corded
i have an 18 volt cordless milwaukee with a 3/4 anvil that makes 525 ft lb of torque
or you can look at snap-on or matco they also make cordless that have more power
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The main brand I was looking at is Dewalt. There are two models of 1/2" drive wrenches with different anvil designs (hog ring or detent pin). What is what? Thanks!!
I know the detent pin is like a ratchet where you have to press the button to get the socket off. I think the hog ring doesnt have that its just a push on and use deal but I could be wrong.

Snap on is great if you have the money to buy the stuff I get 25% off from them but I already have pretty much everything ill ever need But I still find it way cheaper to buy craftsman
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it all depends on the the torque really. i used a powermate that had 400ft-lbs of torque and it couldn't get the crank pulley off my honda. it ended up burning out after the 3rd day of use. i used another one that had the same torque and it popped the bolts off the bed of my truck right away. for the car i bought a Milwaukee(native for me) that had 600ft-lbs of torque(got on discount through a relative who worked there) and it took it right off.

for what your going to be using it for, you'll want to get a higher end one.

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I think corded would be the best for right now. I want cheap quality with lots of power (Don't we all?). So you say Milwaukee?
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Never had a problem with ours and im sure dewalt would be fine it just I never used one before.
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you can't go wrong with milwaukee or dewalt but check that you have enough torque to take tough bolts or lugs off i would recommend 550lb of breakaway force as a minimum
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you can't go wrong with milwaukee or dewalt but check that you have enough torque to take tough bolts or lugs off i would recommend 550lb of breakaway force as a minimum
i would definitely recomend ether of the 2 and i highly agree with the torque because anything smaller and you'll end up wearing it down faster with the tougher bolts.
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