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Old 04-07-2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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Battery Impact wrench recommendations - big torque

I have been stranded waiting for road service before only to have them show up without the proper tools. Over the years I have accumulated the tools like jacks, tire spoons, lug wrenches that I carry for "just in case" but my new RV has lugs that require 450 ft/lbs. I'm not sure my three foot cheater will do it and I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for an electric impact wrench. I can of course run the genny for 110v, and I have a pancake compressor but I was thinking a battery impact wrench might work. I've seen some NASCAR type wrenches but they are $500+. Any body have a recommendation?
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I just can't see a battery operated impact wrench that will deal with a lug nut on a 22.5" wheel. 3/4" drive, air impact is what's going to do the job.
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You and the driver that showed up can lean on the 3 foot Jethro bar enough to get you somewhere, me thinks.
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You could buy one of these to bust the nuts loose and to tighten them.

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will a pancake air compressor drive a 3/4 inch air impact wrench ?
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will a pancake air compressor drive a 3/4 inch air impact wrench ?
Depends on CFM ...
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We have both a snap-on and a DeWalt cordless and they don't have the torque you are needing. only in the 250-300 range. Even the 110v impacts only have 350#'s. I think your really SOL unless you pickup a 1'' drive pneumatic gun.
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I'm with Jon on this one. A torque multiplier is the way to go. A 10 to 1 will get you 450 ftlbs with only 45 applied.
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I think your really SOL unless you pickup a 1'' drive pneumatic gun.
That's the ticket!
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How much metal are ya gonna carry for a one-off situation.
I say Jethro it and go to where you can get it done. Aye?

Some of you carry more tools than a Snap-On truck. ;-)
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Some of you carry more tools than a Snap-On truck. ;-)
My Toad IS a Snap-on truck!!! haha!
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You could buy one of these to bust the nuts loose and to tighten them.

Ame International Nut Buddy 2950ft lbs of Torque to Break Loose Nuts on Trucks | eBay

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Here's the same multiplier for $19 less with free shipping.

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I was wondering about those torque multiplying kits. That might be the only solution.
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CO2 will provide the 'air' if you have enough impact wrench. I carry a tank and a more regular impact wrench in my jeep.
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