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Old January 21st, 2023, 18:37
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Re: Battery Op. Power tools recommendation.

The Milwaukee M18 impact is a great tool.

My biggest challenge with it is that every now and then I bump the selector button and suddenly my awesome impact has turned into a wimp. But that is easily fixed.

Be warned that you may have stepped onto a slippery slope. I started with the impact, and now I have a few other tools I never would have thought of trying, like a battery powered chainsaw and leaf blower. And they actually work pretty well for my needs.
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Re: Battery Op. Power tools recommendation.

Why can't impact wrenches be like hammer drills, so the impact function is selectable?
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Old February 8th, 2023, 08:56
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Why can't impact wrenches be like hammer drills, so the impact function is selectable?
They would be ratchets.
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Re: Battery Op. Power tools recommendation.

I've run Milwaukee for 20+ years. I started with M12 in the teleco industry , over time upgraded to m18 when I started to work trans/distro and climbed daily. The main attraction for me was durability, life expectancy and tool speed/torque control .

I do keep a Dewalt 20v Atomic impact around for the raw power tho
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Old February 8th, 2023, 11:53
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They would be ratchets.

I would be very happy if my M12 ratchet had the torque of my M18 impact.
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Anyone have any experience with the Ryobi 18v 1/2 impact or anything of their 18 v tools?
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Old February 8th, 2023, 13:09
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I would be very happy if my M12 ratchet had the torque of my M18 impact.
Close as yer gonna get.

I was looking at the m12 w/55 lb./ft.; not the 35
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Old February 8th, 2023, 18:05
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Close as yer gonna get.

I was looking at the m12 w/55 lb./ft.; not the 35

That is probably what I need in place of the ratchet. At least when clearance allows for it. That is a pretty big head. But being right angle it should fit in a lot of places where the 1/2" impact won't.
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Anyone have any experience with the Ryobi 18v 1/2 impact or anything of their 18 v tools?

We got a construction set (drill/sawzall/jigsaw) for Varmint #Last for Christmas a couple years back. They have held up to teenage boy use. And he is one who uses them frequently and hard.


He also bought himself a yard set including their string trimmer and leaf blower. It came with larger batteries. He now wants more of those batteries. They work much better when the temps are below freezing.


I went with those on account of the recommendation of a friend who is a general contractor and finds he gets a good bang for the buck out of Ryobi cordless tools. He will readily admit they don't measure up to the Milwuakee tools, but he regards the Ryobi tools as a good value and something he won't regret abusing if need be.


That is the closest I can get to "experience" with them. I have taken the route of pain up front and bought Milwaukee.
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Thanks Anak I have the 40 v Royobi weed eater I bought at the end of last summer the little bit I got to use it , it did pretty good job .
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That is probably what I need in place of the ratchet. At least when clearance allows for it. That is a pretty big head. But being right angle it should fit in a lot of places where the 1/2" impact won't.
I ended up picking up the 55 Lb ft ratchet. It's a little bulkier than the small unit, but there is more extension on the head. So far it breaks things loose very well.

I have the small impact in the 3/8" flavor for tighter spaces. 3/8 because the sockets are shorter than 1/2".
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