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Old Yesterday, 04:55 PM   #1
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Impact wrench in Syracuse?

Long story short: I need to know someone with an impact wrench that is portable and likes to drag it around to places with free beer or mead in exchange for dragging said impact wrench around.
I'm in Syracuse and bent the Honda tool for removing the variator cover on my Helix. I had to rent a trailer to get the scooter back from Sacramento, where it broke down. I don't need an air compressor often enough to buy one to power an impact wrench. (I know the compressors don't last long if they just sit unused.) I'd also enjoy meeting some other riders in the area, but there don't seem to be many from the looks of things just driving around.
I do have a pickup to move the scooter, but it's in Tucson for another month or so. :-(
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Old Yesterday, 05:09 PM   #2
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I have one of these:, and it is VERY handy.

Sorry I do not live near "the 'cuse". I'd give it a shot for a couple beers if i were near. For the price, you might just want to go ahead and buy one.
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Old Yesterday, 05:21 PM   #3
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I'm nowhere near Syracuse but...I have one of these:

Kicks ass and takes names. My small compressor runs my lift up and down and seats beads on tires, etc, but won't handle an impact and for the money I'd spend on a serious compressor typically for only that reason...made no sense.
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Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM   #4
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An electric impact wrench? I didn't know these existed.
That would definitely be worth the price. My wife just suggested renting a trailer, but I don't want to rent a trailer when I have a pickup ... even if it is 2500 miles away.
I'll do some searching for these. No. I think I'll just get one of these. Thanks for the tips!
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Old Yesterday, 05:38 PM   #5
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yep I have one of the Dewalt brand cordless electric impacts... working outside in the dirt all the time without an actual shop it was an awesome investment and has surely paid for itself in time saved. The other day I changed a flat trailer tire on the side of the road in nascar pit stop timeframe
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Old Yesterday, 05:57 PM   #6
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Sears has the electric impacts and they are awesome... They actually have more stamina than an air impact on a small compressor. When I built my cabin the log home company said to have an electric impact to drive the lags into the logs.
Being an auto tech for 20 years I had one of the most powerful air impacts available at the time and did not believe the log kit company that and electric work better.
We had the electric as they requested and I broke out my air gun to prove a point... the point was proven that the electric gun will out perform an air gun for continuous use and drive 14" 3/8 lags faster. I still use the electric today at home.
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Old Today, 08:22 AM   #7
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My local Auto Zone "rents" tools. You pay for the tool, use it, bring it back and get a refund. I rented an electric impact driver from them. It didn't have enough power to break the c/s nut on my son's bike. I took the bike to a tire shop and their air driver did the job.
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