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Old 10-05-2016, 12:56 PM   #31
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the cordless impact didnt have the torque to take things apart any better than me with a hammer on a wrench or using a breaker bar..
Aww man.. That's disappointing to hear. I was considering picking up one of the 20v max impact wrenches up at some point. Which one do you have? I think there are 3 different models.

I was thinking about this one:

DEWALT DCF899B 20V MAX XR Brushless High Torque 1/2" Impact Wrench with Detent Anvil


I have a 120v Mastercraft impact wrench which hasn't let me down yet. I can run it just fine off of the inverter, but I sure do like avoiding the extension cord...
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:00 PM   #32
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:55 PM   #33
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My old (pre-China) 110v Milwaukee corded model will take off big rig lug bolts. But you really need to brace yourself or it will break your wrist too.
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Old 10-05-2016, 06:06 PM   #34
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Aww man.. That's disappointing to hear. I was considering picking up one of the 20v max impact wrenches up at some point. Which one do you have? I think there are 3 different models.

I was thinking about this one:

DEWALT DCF899B 20V MAX XR Brushless High Torque 1/2" Impact Wrench with Detent Anvil


I have a 120v Mastercraft impact wrench which hasn't let me down yet. I can run it just fine off of the inverter, but I sure do like avoiding the extension cord...
I havent tried that one... I had the older version of it from a couple years ago... 18 volt I think.. I have several other dewalt 20 V max products and do find they are better than the predeccesors.. my drill and angle grinder seem good.. and the quickcharge feature of the 20 volt batteries is nice...

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Old 10-05-2016, 07:18 PM   #35
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:56 PM   #36
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Drawing plans up for my solar array. I'm planning to use 6 panels fastened to rails that can be tilted toward the sun. i also want to raise my roof 12", and make an arrangement of ribs fastened to the bus at the window frames /body ribs. The ribs will do double duty. Help support the roof raise then support the solar array when done. I'm thinking of using aluminum in the construction. First fasten couple pieces of channel on the outside of the body ribs to hold square tube, a square tube goes from the bottom of the windows up 4' where it meets with a cross member.

Is the aluminum from Home Depot, Princess Auto (our Harbor Fright) a good candidate for this type of construction? I think it is 6063P alloy.

thanks for your input
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