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Busybee

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😂🤣 love it.

Its not their most powerful wrench by a long shot. Do you reckon a 400Nm Ryobi is more in the realms of a hobbyist? https://www.sgs-engineering.com/ryobi-one-r18iw3-115s-18v-400nm-cordless-3-speed-heavy-duty-impact-wrench-18v-1-5ah-battery-1-5a-compact-charger-and-air-socket-set

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I have the Ryobi, and it's been fine most of the time.  I did have one nut that was very stubborn and I struggled to move it even with a breaker bar and a length of scaffold pipe - I won in the end!!  I have a few of the Ryobi One bits and they have all been pretty good for my needs.

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I have a number of Ryobi One tool- they all seem good and well made. 

The fact they share the same battery is a plus - the tool guy in B&Q told me they committed to not changing the single design battery. I had some good Makita tools - but the cost of replacing the battery was more than the tools were worth.

In terms of the the Ryobi driver, IIRC it’s about 500nm. In comparison, I believe a good power screw drill drivers are about 50nm and will do most screws   The not so powerful ones seem to be around 20nm. 

I cant see you need more than 500nm!

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I have the Dewalt one, more than man enough for 99% of the jobs, about £150 ish?  

https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcf899n-xj-18v-li-ion-xr-brushless-cordless-impact-wrench-bare/3399J?tc=PT2&ds_kid=92700055256569560&ds_rl=1244066&gclid=CjwKCAiAjeSABhAPEiwAqfxURd9dLXUL4foyxHo1syxUaHwbRAKLRxCOAm-qDkh6eoV3iAL2JkFQgRoCUd4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

On a similar vain, anyone got a good driver for taking wheel nuts off that isnt impact? 

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9 hours ago, Busybee said:

The Milwaukee kit is very good. Myself and all the lads in my workshop use it. There is a slightly less powerful version of that gun, 1400nm or thereabouts which should be cheaper and well up to most jobs you'll come across. Eurocarparts often have deals if you keep an eye out.

One of the best bits of kit I have from them (Milwaukee) is their cordless soldering iron, couldn't be without one now.

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22 minutes ago, Busybee said:

Thanks Jon. I’ve heard the milwaukee stuff is excellent. Just maybe a bit of overkill for a hobbyist? 

Can’t go wrong with Milwaukee cordless kit Haith.I bit the bullet a couple of years ago and all my stuff is now Milwaukee, great battery system.Agree not cheap but will do the job. My only criticism is they are a bit heavy compared to some of the alternatives.

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4 minutes ago, GrahamTompkins said:

Can’t go wrong with Milwaukee cordless kit Haith.I bit the bullet a couple of years ago and all my stuff is now Milwaukee, great battery system.Agree not cheap but will do the job. My only criticism is they are a bit heavy compared to some of the alternatives.

Thanks Graham. I’ve had makita before and they were ok but the older batteries died and they cost more to replace than new kit. Very tempted as I see the Milwaukee stuff as top notch. Had enough of buying cheapo tools and regretting them on first use. 
I’m also looking for a decent set of ratchet spanner’s. So many on Amazon and eBay. Bahco make an interesting set. 3 spanner’s but 4 sizes on each spanner. But the downside is they’re a bit chunkier 🤔

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Haith, you need one of these https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/paoli-dp6000-wheel-nut-gun-771819/ for no nut too tough! 🤑

With this gun and a few custom tweaks you start breaking mechanics and have to thinking about using carbon wrist/arm exoskeletons 🤐

Being more realistic, I'm a big Makita fan so would be my choice, much better quality and durability than De Walt, 

 

 

 

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^. Makita for me too.   I have the mid range impact gun.  First job I did with it was to remove the rear hub nuts off the 914.    Worked a treat. 

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I have an Makita LXT impact driver that has been absolutely battered for ten years, including a couple of inadvertent drops off ladders. It still works fine, as does everything else in the LXT kit boxes. Two house renovations, numerous loan outs and a stint in full time professional use. 

The early LXT batteries did have some quality issues, but it’s not the case now. Having said that it is hard to distinguish genuine from fake, so read the blurb on how to ID those and only buy from a trusted source (definitely not ebay or Amazon).

 

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I have a Makita BTW251 that is now 8 years old and has been used to change wheels numerous times and I have had no issue with batteries at any point, but I always bought genuine Makita. It does not have huge amounts of torque (230nm I think), but perfectly adequate for normal jobs. I see that Makita now have a 1000nm gun at around £230.

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15 hours ago, Type911 said:

I have the Dewalt one, more than man enough for 99% of the jobs, about £150 ish?  

https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcf899n-xj-18v-li-ion-xr-brushless-cordless-impact-wrench-bare/3399J?tc=PT2&ds_kid=92700055256569560&ds_rl=1244066&gclid=CjwKCAiAjeSABhAPEiwAqfxURd9dLXUL4foyxHo1syxUaHwbRAKLRxCOAm-qDkh6eoV3iAL2JkFQgRoCUd4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

On a similar vain, anyone got a good driver for taking wheel nuts off that isnt impact? 

I have this DeWalt also, along with various other brushless tools that use the same battery. Very good quality, never defeated and no problems. Seemed a good value choice to me and it hasn’t disappointed. 

David

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I always had Makita LXT stuff. But now just use Einhell 18v, for the money I don't think you can beat it.

Far better than it should be, I have a lot of tools for these batteries. never had an issue with any of them.

This Impact wrench always does the job for me.  

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/einhell-te-cw-18-li-bl-18v-li-brushless-impact/?da=1&TC=GS-060211814&gclid=CjwKCAiAsOmABhAwEiwAEBR0ZqnmfbH5xABgNkSbvW-085sbtAGn9fi3OqrtkJriSHzjF2Fn2ZES3RoCgIcQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

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On 02/02/2021 at 22:14, Busybee said:

’m also looking for a decent set of ratchet spanner’s. So many on Amazon and eBay. Bahco make an interesting set. 3 spanner’s but 4 sizes on each spanner. But the downside is they’re a bit chunkier 🤔

Halfords. I have had their set for years now, gets a decent amount of use for a hobbyist and no issues at all.

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6 minutes ago, Fuchs915 said:

Halfords. I have had their set for years now, gets a decent amount of use for a hobbyist and no issues at all.

Thanks. I did see the Halfords sets. Might get the swivel head ratchet set for my tool cabinet. Picked this bahco set up for under £40 from Amazon. 4 sizes per spanner and seem well made. Used yesterday for the first time and good. Handy for the travel tools kit maybe 

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Most of my tools are from Ebay, all new but bought and unused by a previous owner at a good saving on RRP to me 😎

Tend to stick with Snap-On, Blue Point, Mac Tools, Facom, and Draper Expert are all a joy to use

Chose these brands as they've either been official suppliers to race teams I've worked at or the personal choice of the technicians 

 

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Try Facebook market place, just this very second I've bought a lightly used Makita LXT DTW450 with x2 batteries and charger for £180.  It's not the more compact brushless type as they seem to top out at 200nm, this'll do 450nm!  If I need a compact one I can now just buy the bare tool as I'll have the batteries already.

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