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?