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    Cordless Rattleguns ... current hotness

    Seeing as the US$ is so freaking crap atm, i figure its about time to extend the CC a bit and buy a cordless impact wrench.

    What is the current hotness? And where to get them from in the US?
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    not dewalt, i have one it is gay. My friend has a makita, strips bolts with ease.
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    Don't forget US chargers are 110 volt.

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    Snapon. Saw a video on one in action. Will probably blow most peoples budget though

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    I have a 28v milwaukee and its pretty good for what i do with it , also have an 18v hitachi and the milwaukee blows it away.

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    I am really happy with my ryobi cheapie, buy a ryobi drill, comes with 2 batteries and a charger for 150, add another 150 and you have yourself a rattle gun
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    I use a Hitachi 18 Lion - un-does the Tractor wheels no probs

    Cheap on eBay (grey import) http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Hitachi-18V-3...item5adb15bde4

    I'm sure its not in SnapOn league tho

    But I have the entire Hitachi kit - it rocks
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    Cordless Rattleguns ... current hotness

    Snap one one is shit.
    Makita make a btw450 which is fucking amazing. Smokes the shit outta the scrap on wrench

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Snap one one is shit.
    Makita make a btw450 which is fucking amazing. Smokes the shit outta the scrap on wrench
    this is the one im talking about, fucking animal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    I use a Hitachi 18 Lion - un-does the Tractor wheels no probs

    Cheap on eBay (grey import) http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Hitachi-18V-3...item5adb15bde4

    I'm sure its not in SnapOn league tho

    But I have the entire Hitachi kit - it rocks
    I have the same WR18DL gun and it struggles to undo car wheel nuts. Won't do Land Cruiser nuts at work.

    Bloke at work has a Snap On one. Does way more than my Hitachi, but the Hitachi is really small which is good for hard to get to places. Snap On one is massive.

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    my snap on one rocks... ive had it near on 5 years now
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    and apparently i dont know shit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavatron View Post
    I have the same WR18DL gun and it struggles to undo car wheel nuts. Won't do Land Cruiser nuts at work.

    Bloke at work has a Snap On one. Does way more than my Hitachi, but the Hitachi is really small which is good for hard to get to places. Snap On one is massive.
    Fuck me how tight are your nuts?

    Mine even un-did the 32mm nuts securing the blades on a commercial 60" mower deck, and have torn the side out of my 16mm socket trying to un-do the diff bolts on the Subaru
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    Not overly tight. They get torqued up to 110nm each service. It won't undo them when they come back in 10000km/6 months. Bit disappointed in the thing really.

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    Really happy with my 18v hitachi rattle gun , bought the drill and 5 inch angle grinder as well , they do an awesome job

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    I have a tradequip one- had it for over 3 years and its good..
    they have a new one with more torque now too

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    panasonic is what i used to use doing hang-on scaffold. came with attachments for normal drill bits also. used to get 40 min charge times, and 200 batton screws into hardwood before it would go flat. would tighten a 17mm bolt on the plank hangers over 60 times a job with no signs of it going flat. really really good drill and was the best out of milwauke,dewalt and hitachi drills that we used before we settled on the panasonic. trade tools would also repair it whenever we dropped the thing(quite often!) for $120.
    this was 3 years ago, and the drill was only 14 volts 3.0 amp hours. as far as i know they now sell the same drill for under $400. back then they were over $700! they are now selling a newer version of this drill with lithium-ion batteries.
    either way you really can't go wrong. the drills we had would only wear out the batteries every 2 years(worked very hard though!) with the drills them selves lasting forever.

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    Cordless Rattleguns ... current hotness

    You're referring to an Impact driver yes?

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    ^^ yeah he is definitley talking about Impact drivers not wrenches (rattle guns)

    The impact driver is probably the most used tool in my kit. Love buzzin' in 150mm bugles into hardwood - fuckin amazing
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    I have the panasonic rattle gun as well, awesome bit of gear has 3.3 amp hours and does the job nicely.Un does the wheel nuts on the transit van 200nm
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    Just about ever tradie I know is using Hitachis these days.

    Prior to Hitachi, heaps swore by Panasonic.

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    I have some hitachi drivers, not impressed. My old boy has been a cabinet maker for like ever and still thinks makitas are the shit.
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    whats the least one would spend on such an item? say anything for ~$300?
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    makita btw450, best tool i've bought.

    jeff you could get a skin for ~$250 but the Li batteries are exxy, a good buy if you already have the Makita 3AH batteries though

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    Since ive been thinking about getting a new drill too, i had a look at the Hitachi 18v drills. Turns out i can get one from a local hardware store for $319 with 3 batteries and the charger, then i can buy one of the skins from a grey importer or the US and use that with the batteries.

    Could probably get it all for $450... thoughts?
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    ^cheap the batteries in a 3.0AH size are at least $110 on eBay, charger $80 and then a skin is $150

    I bought a kit of 2 x 3.0Ah batts,
    Aus charger
    Impact wrench
    Impact driver
    the top end Drill (there are 3 18v models)
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    for just over $1000
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    Checking this stores other catalogue, it turns out they are only 1.5AH batteries:


    Not sure which hammer drill model it is, no listings in the cattledog.
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    Thats not the top end drill either - thats the DS18DL

    The DV18 is the better drill - but only marginal price difference when buying skins

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Hitachi-18v-D...item27b6627817


    better chuck and also comes with the detachable side grip handle
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