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Old 07-01-17, 07:56 AM
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got a new tool

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-24-V...nch/1000061641
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That's a stunningly good warranty.

My experience with both electrical impacts as well as air leads me to believe that the real torque will probably be about 150-200 ft pounds at the most (even my snap on and nitrocat are lucky to do 500 with 170 psi) but that should be very sufficient. Let us know how you like it. I'm particularly interested to know how good of throttle control it has, that is to say will it drive down a little bolt or a big bolt sufficiently by feel without significant concern for being too tight or too loose.
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I bought a 24" cast iron pipe wrench from them this week for <$19! It seems well made too, not like the stuff at Harbor Freight.
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I bought a 24" cast iron pipe wrench from them this week for <$19! It seems well made too, not like the stuff at Harbor Freight.
They are all right for occasional use I use nothing but Ridgid , but I make my living with them . Steel wrenches get heavy to swing if you are doing it all day , especially when you get up to 36 in size
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They are all right for occasional use I use nothing but Ridgid , but I make my living with them . Steel wrenches get heavy to swing if you are doing it all day , especially when you get up to 36 in size
Yes, this was for a very rare (I hope) use. They had a lighter aluminum one that was a little more, and I ended up calling the plumbers anyway. It was for the condo association, and I didn't want to make the problems worse when I couldn't get things apart with that.
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i love tools long as it can remove all bolt on pickup
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i love tools long as it can remove all bolt on pickup
It should be able to remove any fasteners on a pickup so long as it's not in or from the rust belt.
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its very heavy i do wish it was lighter
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Looks like an even nicer tool than I suspected.

Remember with the weight that it's intended for field service of vehicles and heavy equipment without an air compressor and a line. All things considered, it's a light weight, portable package.
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My friend gave me one of these for Christmas. It has been essential for my light carpentry hacking. & screwing together storage shelves. I love it.

Like those torx head screws over phillips every day.

It appears the Japanese have done to the hand tool industry what they did to the machine tool industry........taken over the top end of the market.
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Looks like an even nicer tool than I suspected.

Remember with the weight that it's intended for field service of vehicles and heavy equipment without an air compressor and a line. All things considered, it's a light weight, portable package.
That does look nice, and should be overkill for most projects. But when you do need the torque, it's nice to have.
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it broke tis lag bolt
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Ohhh that hurt if the end doesn't come out with an ease out. If you break the ease out you'd hafta try and shatter it with a punch and pick loose the pieces of the ease out to try again. If it's hard to get it drilled and if it isn't in an easily flammable location and you have an acetylene torch you could get it melting-red hot and sink the drill in and pull it out quickly. Let it cool then try the ease out.

Don't try it without goggles and don't start a fire though. If in doubt, don't.

Looks like the tool has some torque, lol.
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It might depend on what it was bolted into, but the odds are that the time for torching was before it snapped. I would suggest drilling it out. If it broke that easily it's probably not very hard anyway.
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I finally gave in and bought a hammer drill over the weekend.


I don't have to drill into concrete often but I did yesterday. With Bosch 1" 18" bit it went through a cinder block in less than 4 minutes.

I've got a bunch of Ryobi tools. The 18+ line has got lawn tools and light construction tools. I have their 40 volt lawn mower and I really like it. I have the 40v string trimmer and next I'm gonna buy the 40v blower. I have the 18v blower but it's just not quite the tool...
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People assume I should be a tool junkie because I am a tradesman I used to buy the best for work tools (they are supplied at this job) because I made a living with them. But out side of work I buy decent stuff for working bikes lawnmowers and guns. and don't go overboard. I know several people with $20k-$30k in hand tools I have a Brother in law that Has $50K in Craftsman hand tools I have better things to spend money on
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Kobalt makes reliable stuff. I have their compound miter saw, and while I should take better care of it, I don't. But it keeps on kick'n!
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I finally gave in and bought a hammer drill over the weekend.


I don't have to drill into concrete often but I did yesterday. With Bosch 1" 18" bit it went through a cinder block in less than 4 minutes.

I've got a bunch of Ryobi tools. The 18+ line has got lawn tools and light construction tools. I have their 40 volt lawn mower and I really like it. I have the 40v string trimmer and next I'm gonna buy the 40v blower. I have the 18v blower but it's just not quite the tool...
I think Ryobi cordless tools are the best deal going as far as bang for the buck. When on sale you can get two 18 vt lithium batteries, charger and drill for $89 or a drill and saw-zaw for $129. Anyone do much yard work with a saw-zaw? Skil makes a pruning saw-zaw blade that makes cutting up to 7" limbs a breeze.
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People assume I should be a tool junkie because I am a tradesman I used to buy the best for work tools (they are supplied at this job) because I made a living with them. But out side of work I buy decent stuff for working bikes lawnmowers and guns. and don't go overboard. I know several people with $20k-$30k in hand tools I have a Brother in law that Has $50K in Craftsman hand tools I have better things to spend money on
$50k in Craftsman hand tools? That's a lot considering that most people that spend that much on tools buy something better.
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wow im having buyers remorse i could of got this https://www.harborfreight.com/20V-Ma...paign=63381hpb
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Looks interesting, and the air variants of the earthquake line are exceptional with many years to prove it, to the point that I would suggest them for general full time use in a professional environment for anyone on a budget or not looking to waste money, but as a harbor freight tool that particular one has a huge risk factor for all of being unrated, having moving parts, and doubtlessly having Chinese components. Hopefully it ends up being as good as it's air powered siblings, but it's too early to tell.
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Looks interesting, and the air variants of the earthquake line are exceptional with many years to prove it, to the point that I would suggest them for general full time use in a professional environment for anyone on a budget or not looking to waste money, but as a harbor freight tool that particular one has a huge risk factor for all of being unrated, having moving parts, and doubtlessly having Chinese components. Hopefully it ends up being as good as it's air powered siblings, but it's too early to tell.
its scary how much power portable tools have now.imagine how small cuting tools are now so now are bikes are trully unsafe
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