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Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 #5287345 12/06/19 11:17 PM
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For DIY's pretty good price from HD for 3/8" ratchet & 1/2" impact . These are not top of Milwaukee's line but with 5 yr warranty & with batteries its worth checking out $200. Good reviews.

M18/M12 12/18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 3/8 in. Ratchet & 1/2 in. Impact Wrench W/ Friction Ring Combo Kit

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauk...ction-Ring-Combo-Kit-2663-22R/310446815?

Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: Deere John] #5287509 12/07/19 08:04 AM
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Thanks for the lead. I’ve been noticing the price on the non-Fuel 3/8 ratchet has been coming down. Up here HD has a 3/8 ratchet plus battery kit for $146 US.

In spite of the non-Fuel ratchet having a lower torque and not being brushless, it’s simply smaller and easier to get into the tight spaces under the hood. Torque is useless if you can’t maneuver the tool into position. To each his own.
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Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: Deere John] #5287531 12/07/19 08:30 AM
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Love my 3/8" non-Fuel ratchet. I have many M12 tools, the Fuel is worth it when you need the power. M12 isn't quite enough when it comes to lug nuts.

I just bought my first M18 tool this year. Factory reconditioned 2861 for $139, I have a buddy who's heavily invested in M12/M18 and asked him if he had an extra charger...of course he does. I then bought a pair of knockoff 5.0Ah batteries from Amazon and I'm all in for $220

That package may be a good way to get into Milwaukee but the impact is non-Fuel and big, the batteries that come in that package are weak. Look at deals from CPO Milwaukee before you buy.


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Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: Deere John] #5287582 12/07/19 09:55 AM
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Thanks, I ordered 1 for my BIL. He used my HF ratchet and loved it.
Perfect!


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Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: Deere John] #5287599 12/07/19 10:22 AM
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That's a nice set. I already have a Craftsmen impact and a Husky ratchet or else I'd be on this.


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Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: Deere John] #5287624 12/07/19 10:49 AM
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Am I the only one that uses manual hand tools?

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^^^
I love using hand tools and do it a lot. You will see more power tools in use in the shop. Remove a valve cover or transmission pan several times a week and you'll see the time savings.

I used my M12 ratchet yesterday changing the oil. 4-13mm bolts hold on the splash shield under the TourX and the M12 makes quick work of them. Pop on a 15mm and the drain plug comes out. I use the same tool for installation but turn it by hand...it's still a ratchet. The splash shield gets the bolts hand-threaded then run in until the tool stops. Right about 20ft-lbs and it's not that critical.


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Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: KJSmith] #5287668 12/07/19 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by KJSmith
Am I the only one that uses manual hand tools?
Move to the rust belt and see how that works out for you.


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Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: maxdustington] #5287680 12/07/19 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
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Am I the only one that uses manual hand tools?
Move to the rust belt and see how that works out for you.


Na, We got snow for a morning a couple years ago.
I'm good for a while.

But it's 66f today and I am mowing my yard..... tradeoffs.

Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: KJSmith] #5288004 12/07/19 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by KJSmith
Am I the only one that uses manual hand tools?


Um, it's not about what you use, it's about collecting tools. He who dies with the most tools wins, and I'm totally winning!

I've got tons of tools that I might, maybe, someday need.....but likely not.

In all seriousness, the 2663 impact is fairly old technology but not a terrible impact wrench. I carry one in my SuperDuty for roadside service.

I prefer the older, smaller ratchets over the HUGE Fuel versions, but both have their place

Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: KJSmith] #5288018 12/07/19 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by KJSmith
Am I the only one that uses manual hand tools?

I was amazed when I bought a circular saw--I've never been able to cut wood poorly so fast. It's transformed my life. What used to take minutes to screw up now only takes seconds.

Maybe if I got some Robertson screws it'd be better, but driving screws is way faster with a power tool. It's also kinda cool to just jack up a vehicle and then use power tools to zip off the lugs. And some of those nuts/bolts are just not going to move, even with a long breaker bar--the rest of the object is apt to move too (I had to zip off some axle nuts on an ATV recently--I tried a breaker bar but the machine was too light--impact zipped it right off).

But yeah, I like the sound of silence, so I tend to use manual tools. But even then, it's kinda nice to zip up a bunch of bolts to snug with something faster.


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Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: Deere John] #5288057 12/07/19 08:44 PM
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Don't get me wrong..... I have some power tools also.
Even at work I tend to use manual stuff unless a power tool is really needed.

I have a 3/8 air ratchet, used it one time to remove a brake booster.
Those that have removed a brake booster know why.

Re: Milwaukee Ratchet & Impact wrench $200 [Re: supton] #5288390 12/08/19 09:19 AM
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Am I the only one that uses manual hand tools?

I was amazed when I bought a circular saw--I've never been able to cut wood poorly so fast. It's transformed my life. What used to take minutes to screw up now only takes seconds.

Maybe if I got some Robertson screws it'd be better, but driving screws is way faster with a power tool. It's also kinda cool to just jack up a vehicle and then use power tools to zip off the lugs. And some of those nuts/bolts are just not going to move, even with a long breaker bar--the rest of the object is apt to move too (I had to zip off some axle nuts on an ATV recently--I tried a breaker bar but the machine was too light--impact zipped it right off).

But yeah, I like the sound of silence, so I tend to use manual tools. But even then, it's kinda nice to zip up a bunch of bolts to snug with something faster.


I truly believe impact drivers saved Phillips (or is it one "l"?) drive in the US, not that I'm happy about that 'cause it's still one of the stupidest drive systems ever.

I still use only square/Roberts or star/Torx in my shop but camout is GREATLY reduced in Phillips with an impact driver.

The hydraulic pulse drivers are even better -- for wood screws (but worthless with a square drive adapter). AFAIK Makita pioneered it but Milwaukee has popularized with the Surge, and an M12 Surge came out at the last NPS (New Product Symposium), now readily available at HD

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