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I purchased a 24v 1/2" impact from Northern Tool today that produces a max of 210 ft. lbs. of torque. I thought this would be a great tool for the trails if the need arises---that is if I were to run out of Co2---kinda of a back up.

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I have a 12v version
They work OK, way faster than the stock lug wrench! Still, I can use a 4-way
even faster to spin them off, so I normally use the impact just for really stubborn bolts/nuts. It does not work like a pneumatic one, it kind of spins up for 2-3 seconds, then impacts. It takes about 3-4 of these impacts to get a lug nut off, so don't expect any stock car pit crew tire changing action out of it...
On the other hand, if you have one similar to this
it works just about as well as an air powered one.
 

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I usually carry a 'true' impact wrench; one you hit with a hammer (doesn't require any air or electricity, just good old-fashioned muscle).

I'll see if I can find a picture of one and post it up, for those of you that don't have on-board air or want to use an electric one...

EDIT: Here ya go: 1/2" Impact Tool: Northern Auto Tools

 

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Those are very good for "stuck" fill/drain plugs. I've used them for years on stripped screw hears on bikes.. I need to get another.. Ron

I usually carry a 'true' impact wrench; one you hit with a hammer (doesn't require any air or electricity, just good old-fashioned muscle).

I'll see if I can find a picture of one and post it up, for those of you that don't have on-board air or want to use an electric one...

EDIT: Here ya go: 1/2" Impact Tool: Northern Auto Tools

 

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The "Goodyear Racing" branded one that Pep Boys sells is generally seem as one of the best in it's type. It's about $79 and lots and lots of people use them. I've read literally hundreds of post and reviews about them. The "pop a lock" tire changer guys around here use them as well. I spoke to one as he changed my wifes tire in the parking lot and he says that he uses it every day, it holds charge and never fails. Lots of small time racers use them in the pits as well. Ron

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I purchased a 24v 1/2" impact from Northern Tool today that produces a max of 210 ft. lbs. of torque. I thought this would be a great tool for the trails if the need arises---that is if I were to run out of Co2---kinda of a back up.

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I have a 12v version
They work OK, way faster than the stock lug wrench! Still, I can use a 4-way
even faster to spin them off, so I normally use the impact just for really stubborn bolts/nuts. It does not work like a pneumatic one, it kind of spins up for 2-3 seconds, then impacts. It takes about 3-4 of these impacts to get a lug nut off, so don't expect any stock car pit crew tire changing action out of it...
On the other hand, if you have one similar to this
it works just about as well as an air powered one.
This is the one I bought from Northern Tool----seems to work great!

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