Disclaimer; I know many of you might already posess this Awesome tool and know all about how Wonderfull they are. I have never owned one, many of my DIY projects only require girley man tools like small screw drivers and small ratchets ect. Being a slave to the many Car repair shows I couldn't help notice how many shops use the electric impact. I had discounted the power or amount of Tourque they can apply. I always felt like. I only take my wheels on and off 1 or 2 times a year and I'm not trusting my Life to some electric hand held tool. Who knows how tight they can apply your lug nuts. So Christmas cam and my wife asked what I wanted for Christmas and I said a electric impact wrench would be nice. It was like under $80 @ Home Depot.
I got it for Christmas and I had to try it out.
This thing is Legit and is my New Fav tool. It zips lug nuts right off. I even tryed it on some rusty old stuck lug nuts on the neighbors van. I tryed it on the boat trailer and it zipped them right off and then I put them back on and used a Tourque wrench to see how tight the electric impact put them back on and lets just say it put them on way tighter then they needed to be or more torque then I would have put when re installing them by hand and a breaker bar. Bottom line I was impressed at how well it works and can't believe I haven't used them in the past.
It would even be a great tool to just leave in your car or truck along with a lug wrench for your road trips. Being able to zip your lugs on and off in seconds is worth the price by not having to deal with funky lug wrenches on the side of the road alone. You should always check with a traditional lug wrench how tight your electric impact tightend your lugs when your finished.
I use the light weight lithium-ion battery's for my tools. I tryed using the light weight battery's for the electric impact and it didn't work at all. So my advice is to use the largest recommended battery for that tool. The light weight battery's just don't have the power to make that tool work the way it was intended.