View Full Version : Cordless 19.2v Impact Wrench

04-16-2002, 09:20 AM
I just bought a cordless 19.2v 1/2in Impact Wrench from Harbor Freight for $150 a few weeks ago. Comes with case. Works great!
Part# 46701-0VGA

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Disp...temnumber=46701 (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=46701)

[This message has been edited by JimD (edited April 16, 2002).]

04-24-2002, 04:25 AM
can you use this for any more than wheel lugnuts? hows the recharge time? how often have you had to recharge it? id like to have a portable impact wrench just for lugnuts even, im thinking of a snap on.

04-24-2002, 09:08 AM
I do not see why you could not use it for anything that you would use an air impact wrench for. That particular model is said to generate upto 250ft/lbs. I used it at the mar/april nat at RA; rain...not rain...rain...rain tires on...rain tires off...rain tire back on... never had it run down during the day. I took the batt home overnight and recharged it (charges overnight easily), as I only live <10 miles for RA.
As far as CORDLESS impact wrenches, that was the best price I was able to find for a 19volt model (the higher the voltage, the more torque)
So far I have no complaints about it.

04-24-2002, 09:28 PM
The only bad thing that I can find is that they are back ordered until June.

04-25-2002, 08:16 AM
Hmmm...yea everybody is jumping on.
Here are the specs from the manual that came with it:
Free spin RPM - 2000
Max Tightening Torque - 220 ftlb
Impacts per min - 2600
Charge time - 1hr
Weight - 2.9kg - a little on the heavy side
Said to be able to tighten and loosen about 150 ea lug nuts, on 21mm of stud travel, on a single charge.

04-26-2002, 09:10 AM
Sounds like a great tool, but my race budget is blown for the year. Anyone know of a worthwhile, but less expensive cordless impact wrench?

04-26-2002, 02:29 PM
Budget blown...but it is only April! http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/eek.gif $150 is the best price I have seen - ever (the Harbor Freight one). Typically they run $300 and up. The Snap-On one is $399 I think (ouch!). I do not think that cordless get any better than $150. I have not been able to find any! You can get a good corded Electric Impact Wrench for less than $100. So If you can pick up a used generator on the cheap then you could go that route.

04-26-2002, 08:40 PM
That is probably as low as you can find a cordless.
However here is a low impact workout version


Bill Umstead
07-30-2002, 10:59 PM
Sorry, but I had to revive this thread.

I just received the HF 19,2V 1/2 drive battery powered impact wrench after 8 weeks B/O from Harbor Freighless. This thing is great. For all of you without a generator or compressed gas supply in the Paddock, this little jewel is terrific.

'Nuff said.

08-01-2002, 01:09 AM
Glad I waited to order mine...its in stock and the price went down $20....its $129 now at HF.

Can't wait to get it!

#67 IT-7
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I live my life one apex (seal) at a time!

10-31-2002, 12:19 AM
119.99 now!

10-31-2002, 08:35 AM
I bought one at the original price and it lasted 10 minutes. The metal shaft sheared off inside. When I took it apart to see what was wrong I realized that it was not a very good design and shipped it back for a refund.

On the bright side, HF paid for the return shipping and handled the refund promptly.

11-15-2002, 05:22 PM
Snap-on Makes the best cordless impacts. They are up there in price but worth every dime. You can get an 18V for about 300.00. They have a car charger too. Snap-on has 12V and 14.4V also. I know the 12V will remove over 160 lug nuts torqued to 120 ft lbs. on one charge. The 18V removes 280 torqued to 140 ftlbs on one charge. The recharge time is one hour. I have used the Snap-on 12V now for two years with no problems. I am going to upgrade to the 18V. If any one is interested feel free to contact me. I may be able to get you a deal on one. [email protected] http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/biggrin.gif


11-16-2002, 03:39 PM
Actually, Millwaukee is the new king of the hill. I got my 18v cordless for $200 on Ebay. It includes a case, 2 batteries & a 1 hour charger. It generates up to 240 ft lbs. It had no problem removing my truck tires which are torqued to 150 ft lbs. BTW, this is more torque than the Snap On or the Makita no matter what the voltage is. An added plus is that it is still made in the US of A.