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    I bought a BEASTLY 20V impact; maybe too big?

    Hello everybody!

    Well, Sunday was a decent day, so I decided to get some work done. And, as usual, the universe conspired against me.

    I had 3 bolts to loosen, and I could get only 1 undone. Even with my son involved and a 4 ft. breaker bar that bolt wasn't coming out. I shot some PB Blaster in there but didn't use heat, btw...

    Off to Rural King! We'll throw money at the problem 'till it goes away. Came out of the store with the Dewalt DCF897B- the 20V brushless impact gun but I bought the 3/4 inch version that's all they had that I liked. I wanted a 1/2" drive, but they had a corded version and a dinky version and a kit version. I already have some DW yellow stuff, so I'm fully invested in the ecosystem now, so I didn't consider Milwaukee. I needed just the tool as I have batteries and a charger. I did get an 18mm socket and a 3/4 to 1/2 adapter though.

    So... The Dewalt chews on one bolt for a few seconds and off it comes. Bad bolt #2 also yields easily. Son is impressed LOL.

    Anyway, I guess I can work with the adapter, or change the anvil maybe? I got the hog ring version. I don't have a full set of impact sockets, and I don't wanna break the regular sockets I do have. I guess I'm worried about getting the wrench in tight places, with the added bulk of the adapter. Has anybody ever run into this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMMAC View Post
    Hello everybody!

    Well, Sunday was a decent day, so I decided to get some work done. And, as usual, the universe conspired against me.

    I had 3 bolts to loosen, and I could get only 1 undone. Even with my son involved and a 4 ft. breaker bar that bolt wasn't coming out. I shot some PB Blaster in there but didn't use heat, btw...

    Off to Rural King! We'll throw money at the problem 'till it goes away. Came out of the store with the Dewalt DCF897B- the 20V brushless impact gun but I bought the 3/4 inch version that's all they had that I liked. I wanted a 1/2" drive, but they had a corded version and a dinky version and a kit version. I already have some DW yellow stuff, so I'm fully invested in the ecosystem now, so I didn't consider Milwaukee. I needed just the tool as I have batteries and a charger. I did get an 18mm socket and a 3/4 to 1/2 adapter though.

    So... The Dewalt chews on one bolt for a few seconds and off it comes. Bad bolt #2 also yields easily. Son is impressed LOL.

    Anyway, I guess I can work with the adapter, or change the anvil maybe? I got the hog ring version. I don't have a full set of impact sockets, and I don't wanna break the regular sockets I do have. I guess I'm worried about getting the wrench in tight places, with the added bulk of the adapter. Has anybody ever run into this problem?
    If you really want the 1/2" version, I'll bet there's someone out there that will trade you even up. You won't break the sockets if you don't hit the limit with something that's too tight. I forget how much that version puts out but 700-800 ft lbs will break most regular sockets if the bolt or nut doesn't give up first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMMAC View Post
    Anyway, I guess I can work with the adapter, or change the anvil maybe? I got the hog ring version. I don't have a full set of impact sockets, and I don't wanna break the regular sockets I do have. I guess I'm worried about getting the wrench in tight places, with the added bulk of the adapter. Has anybody ever run into this problem?
    I went with the smaller 1/2 DeWalt version for the same reason (tight spaces). My old corded impact would not fit under the Z915B mower deck.
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    I bought the Dewalt 1/2" drive believe it has up to 400# and so far haven't found anything it won't take off. I would have liked to have gotten brushless but it has worked great for me so no complaints.

    Wow yours should be able to destroy just about anything.
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    Specs for the 3/4 and the 1/2 drive are the same: 700 ft/lbs tighten and 1200 to loosen.

    I'm kind of liking the Dewalt 894- it's a half inch drive, 300 tighten and maybe 500 to loosen. It also has some sort of sensor that slows the motor when things are getting tight or at the end of threads.

    Not a lot cheaper, but maybe more versatile, more useful. Size is a bit smaller and it's lighter. I'm going to feel bad if I decide to take the big one back.

    I have a Rigid 1/4 impact drive. It's nice, but not a lot of ooomph. Maybe 100 to tighten and 200 to loosen.
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    Why are you asking, “is it too big?”, after you bought it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMMAC View Post
    Hello everybody!

    Well, Sunday was a decent day, so I decided to get some work done. And, as usual, the universe conspired against me.

    I had 3 bolts to loosen, and I could get only 1 undone. Even with my son involved and a 4 ft. breaker bar that bolt wasn't coming out. I shot some PB Blaster in there but didn't use heat, btw...

    Off to Rural King! We'll throw money at the problem 'till it goes away. Came out of the store with the Dewalt DCF897B- the 20V brushless impact gun but I bought the 3/4 inch version that's all they had that I liked. I wanted a 1/2" drive, but they had a corded version and a dinky version and a kit version. I already have some DW yellow stuff, so I'm fully invested in the ecosystem now, so I didn't consider Milwaukee. I needed just the tool as I have batteries and a charger. I did get an 18mm socket and a 3/4 to 1/2 adapter though.

    So... The Dewalt chews on one bolt for a few seconds and off it comes. Bad bolt #2 also yields easily. Son is impressed LOL.

    Anyway, I guess I can work with the adapter, or change the anvil maybe? I got the hog ring version. I don't have a full set of impact sockets, and I don't wanna break the regular sockets I do have. I guess I'm worried about getting the wrench in tight places, with the added bulk of the adapter. Has anybody ever run into this problem?
    If there is a return period return it. Me, I would keep it, I like big stuff and have 3/4" impact sockets, in addition to 1/2" If I were buying, I'd buy the 1/2" brushless

    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMMAC View Post
    Specs for the 3/4 and the 1/2 drive are the same: 700 ft/lbs tighten and 1200 to loosen.

    I'm kind of liking the Dewalt 894- it's a half inch drive, 300 tighten and maybe 500 to loosen. It also has some sort of sensor that slows the motor when things are getting tight or at the end of threads.

    Not a lot cheaper, but maybe more versatile, more useful. Size is a bit smaller and it's lighter. I'm going to feel bad if I decide to take the big one back.

    I have a Rigid 1/4 impact drive. It's nice, but not a lot of ooomph. Maybe 100 to tighten and 200 to loosen.
    I think that sensor is when loosening, it slows down when the bolt or nut spins free, but not sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by raco232 View Post
    Why are you asking, “is it too big?”, after you bought it?
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    'Cuz I had enough time and daylight for ONE trip into town. Besides, it didn't seem that big in the store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    If there is a return period return it. Me, I would keep it, I like big stuff and have 3/4" impact sockets, in addition to 1/2" If I were buying, I'd buy the 1/2" brushless



    I think that sensor is when loosening, it slows down when the bolt or nut spins free, but not sure
    Yes, after watching some YouTube videos, that seems to be exactly what is going on. I like that idea; less chance to snap a bolt.

    Ya, I know the one I have now has 3 different settings, and a variable speed trigger, but I think I can break an anvil with a plastic spoon.
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    I bought a BEASTLY 20V impact; maybe too big?

    Harbor freight impact sockets are pretty cheap, and quality is acceptable to me for hobby use.
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