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Impact driver, cordless

I know there are a bunch of old threads already but I have a question about torque.

I need this to keep around the house so I can take a tire or two off the car or the Diesel truck. It wouldn't be used daily. We have a Milwaukee cordless around the shop somewhere. This thing is great and powerful but its 3-400 bucks. So the question is, I see these Roybi drivers for about 130 bucks with a battery and charger but it only has 300 lbs ' of tq. Do I really need more then that to get my say, truck wheel or a nasty big bolt off there that's been under there for 15 years? I suppose I can just keep the electric or corded one in the house, because it seems no one wants to use that damn thing anymore; neither do I.

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How much torque does the corded unit you have produce ? And does it work for all the things you stated you want it to do ? I would use that as a baseline on how much torque you need .
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My 1/2" Ryobi won't break lug nuts free at the lowest setting. But it will in the middle setting. So there appears to be lots of reserve torque.

I am not overly confident it really delivers 300 ft-lbs.
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Ryobi will break my trailer lugs loose.

I still use a torque wrench for final torque.
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I really like the entire Rigid line. No issue with breaking lugs free.
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I have a Ryobi, primarily because I already had several of their other tools and didn't want to invest in yet another battery ecosystem. It seems to have no issue breaking lugs loose, except in cases where I've tried it on ones that had were a little rusted on - like those on my Unimog 411 which probably had not been removed since the Nixon administration.
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The Milwaukee we have is about 900? I have never used it on a car. The guys use it on stuff around the construction job site. The Roybi is 300 according to the ads. I am thinking it should be enough for weekend duty?
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The rigid is 179, 325 ft lbs. Have used it on my f350 and trailer regularly. If you already have batteries for Ryobi, maybe that makes sense...but I really like the Rigid.
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The rigid is 179, 325 ft lbs. Have used it on my f350 and trailer regularly. If you already have batteries for Ryobi, maybe that makes sense...but I really like the Rigid.
Just curious what do you torque your lug nuts to on the F350? I have a GMC dually and some Rigid cordless already . If that cordless can remove lug nuts torqued to 130 - 150 ft lbs that may make me look into adding one to my tool box . Which batteries are you using ?
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Just curious what do you torque your lug nuts to on the F350? I have a GMC dually and some Rigid cordless already . If that cordless can remove lug nuts torqued to 130 - 150 ft lbs that may make me look into adding one to my tool box . Which batteries are you using ?
Doesn't matter- 4.5 a/hr generic Amazon Rigid compatible, authentic Rigid 2.0. Both 18v. keep it in the trailer when traveling...trailer has 8 lugs and is a pain if it flats.

Tool is rated at 325 ft/lbs. Even if it did 2/3 of that it'd be fine for what I need cordless. Bigger and its a 3/4 massive cfm air tool.
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I don't mind having to break the lugs loose with a breaking bar. Having something that spins them of in 5 seconds is a big help.
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use hand tools, or a cordless drill after the breaking bar

- how often do you need impact around the house?
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I don't mind having to break the lugs loose with a breaking bar. Having something that spins them of in 5 seconds is a big help.
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use hand tools, or a cordless drill after the breaking bar

- how often do you need impact around the house?
I felt the same way. Until I bought the 1/2" impact driver. And the drill. And the 1/4" impact driver.
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Have you looked at Harbor Freight for impact guns?
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- how often do you need impact around the house?
My kid and I are pulling all the suspension bit and other stuff on his used $Runner we bought used from a friend. I am the pussy that want this. Tired and too old to be cranking lug nuts off with that X-tool. Get old quick and I may end up doing lots of it?
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Have you looked at Harbor Freight for impact guns?
No. I am not sure of their quality. I would hate it to have all but two lugs left and the damn thing decides to break. I have had some great and some very luck with their tool.
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Yeah, I know. That's a great tool but I don't want to fork out 300 plus bucks just to have it sit around. That's why I am interested in the Roybi. Only if it has enough power to break loose some nasty bolt, then I am good with that.
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It's worth EVERY penny. I bought the tool without batteries and then bought a 2 battery pack with charger because I wanted the 5ah battery for other tools as well. When I rotate tires on my cars, this comes out of the cabinet.
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