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    Default Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    Hey guys looking for some opinions on which one I should get the craftsman I found used but in really good shape for 50$ comes with 2 batteries and a charger it's 200ft lbs. Or the ryobi is 160 brand new but has 300ft lbs. Is 110$ worth the extra 100ft lbs or is 200 enough for pretty much all car stuff?

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    Default Re: Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    Dang ya the c3 was the one I was looking at. Really the main purpose I want it for though is lug nuts. So would you say it's good for that or is the battery drain just to much for that use?

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    Default Re: Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    What do you mean 1-2 rotates? Like 1-2 all wheels off and back on?

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    Default Re: Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    Or 1 or 2 wheels?

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    Default Re: Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    I have almost the whole C3 family. Love the 1/2" impact. I find it struggles a bit when trying to crack things over 150 ft/lbs, but I expected that.
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    Default Re: Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    Quote Originally Posted by suitercrew View Post
    Dang ya the c3 was the one I was looking at. Really the main purpose I want it for though is lug nuts. So would you say it's good for that or is the battery drain just to much for that use?
    When I swapped my snow tires on last month, I used the slim lithion battery that came with it, and it had lots of juice left when I was done.




    I always keep a battery on the charger when working, just in case the one I'm using dies. I have yet to need the second battery.
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    Default Re: Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    Definitely get the bigger one. 300 is still kind of weak though.

    But, if you can swing more, look at milwaukee's m18 fuel. 1100lb ft of torque. You won't regret it.

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    Default Re: Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    Well after a lot of research I decided to get the ryobi. It comes with a decent warranty and since I already had a ryobi tool with battery and charger I only had to pay 120 for the tool. This thing is great! I love Milwaukee tools and have some of the m12 line but since I would have to buy a m18 battery and charger it would end up costing me close to 300$ for the Milwaukee impact.

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    Default Re: Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    I think the high torque impact with a case and 2 batteries is something like $429. They do make cheaper ones though that aren't as powerful.

    Does that m12 impact work well? I've been thinking that it looks really handy for working on an engine. Most of my milwaukee tools are m18, but I did buy this little guy on cyber Monday. It works pretty awesome.


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    Default Re: Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    Ya I really like the impact just because it's so small. I have the standard version which is 83ft lbs in reality it can't break any bolts lose even close to that id probably say max would be 35ft lbs. I think all these impacts torque numbers are more for driving then breaking. But it's nice to have, you can buy just the impact on amazon brand new for 40$ although if I was to do it over I would spend the extra 27$ and get the fuel version that's rated at 100ft lbs.

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    Default Re: Ryobi or Craftsman 1/2 inch impact!?

    I also have the ratchet and think it's great. Then home depot has a limited quanity of these 18v 125ft lb ryobi impacts with battery and charger for 60$ which is where my first ryobi tool came from.

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