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KoreanJoey
06-07-2008, 05:40 AM
As much as I HATE our snap-on dealer... he came and demoed a new tool...

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/objects_lg/55900/55814.JPG

I couldn't help myself...

Slider
06-07-2008, 06:57 AM
How much did that run you? What are you going to use it for? I always considered one, it would make those wheel changes much quicker.

hemlocke
06-07-2008, 02:57 PM
I bought the first electric impact Snap On made, and it was damned useful for a first gen electric tool. That must be like butter.

KoreanJoey
06-07-2008, 07:19 PM
How much did that run you? What are you going to use it for? I always considered one, it would make those wheel changes much quicker.

$370, I put it on the truck credit but it sucks because my credit was finally down to like $50 and then I go and buy something else. *sigh*

I use it whenever I can, it's got enough breakaway power to not have to whip out a pneumatic on most things.

celica9303
06-08-2008, 12:25 AM
is it the 3/8's one? cuz my snap-on guy wants like 650 for the 1/2 in one

Rix86
06-08-2008, 07:22 AM
Yeah, it's the 3/8
I was on teh verge of buying one, but the previous model that I have still works.

KoreanJoey
06-08-2008, 07:39 AM
Yeah when he broke that thing out and demoed it in the shop I just thought to myself "Shit..."

CriScO
06-09-2008, 08:12 AM
I use it whenever I can, it's got enough breakaway power to not have to whip out a pneumatic on most things.

So it has decent breakaway, huh? I've been a little apprehensive about battery powered impacts for that reason. I didn't think a 14v would do that much.

I may consider one now... (Don't worry, I won't go cheap! :hehe: )

goretro77
06-09-2008, 01:17 PM
Damn that's nice...

donteatbugs
06-10-2008, 05:53 AM
ive liked the snap on cordless impacts ive used. they do a good job but at a high price. i went a little cheaper and got a dewalt 1/2 for 200. it does the job abd then some. i can change out my wheels for autox in 15 minutes by myself now with just a floor jack and this impact.

KoreanJoey
06-11-2008, 09:51 AM
So it has decent breakaway, huh? I've been a little apprehensive about battery powered impacts for that reason. I didn't think a 14v would do that much.

I may consider one now... (Don't worry, I won't go cheap! :hehe: )

230ft/lbs breakaway... enough to pull lug nuts off of the new tundras w/ steelies (140ft/lbs).

CriScO
06-20-2008, 05:50 AM
Question for you, KJ. What do you think of the Snap-on Blue Point 14.4v impact? It has only 102ft. lbs. of torque(max), but is also about $100 less. The catalogue doesn't even list it's breakaway torque, so I'm kind of skeptical. Would it even be worth it? I'd imagine my primary use would be breaking rusted on bolts. Any chance it could handle it? Or should I just shut up and get the better one?

I was telling one of my employees about your wrench today and it turns out he gets a really good student discount through Snap-on, so I'm thinking about getting one while I have that opportunity. He gave me his catalogue. I'm never going to get that transmission fund started now... :)

KoreanJoey
06-20-2008, 05:58 AM
Blue point does alright for some stuff, if I remember, some of the other guys have the Blue Point without any problems.

But yeah, breakaway is more important to me than overall torque. I'm not sure what the blue point has but the Snappy is fantastic.

CriScO
06-20-2008, 06:25 AM
Thanks for the input! Since breakaway is my main interest I may just have to splurge for the snappy. I'm sure it will be a worthwhile investment when I start really tearing down the cars.

Blackcloud
06-25-2008, 01:50 AM
I use a ryobi impact at work alot. it only has like 72ft lb tq, so it wont pop lugs off, but it works perfect for driving lag bolts, and prevents you from stripping screw heads out

celica9303
06-25-2008, 02:43 AM
So kj is this a worthy Investment? O should i just stick with my air one? U just purchd a impact driver Today and was consudering this too. What about the 1/2 in also

KoreanJoey
06-25-2008, 07:24 AM
Well to be honest I don't usually use the max power of the cordless. Usually I'll just use the air, but sometimes when you've already got the cordless there (I usually start with the cordless before I move on to the air as it doesn't have a cord to hinder the work) it's definitely saves some time. I'd love to buy a 1/2" snappy but they're somewhere in the range of $600... and that's more than I'm willing to spend for the small amount of time saved on it.

To be honest if you don't work on cars for a living or spend a lot of time at a junkyard you'd probably be fine with something way cheaper.

But if you do... I'd recommend it.

celica9303
06-25-2008, 05:54 PM
Im working t a dealership

KoreanJoey
06-26-2008, 08:07 AM
Oh, then definitely. But if you can buy it without a credit look on Ebay, they seem to be cheaper there.

And your tool guy will still have to warranty it. :)