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Posted: 05/13/22 09:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a bunch of Ryobi+ 18v tools, so I bought their impact driver. All of my batteries and chargers are interchangeable.


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I prefer drills to impact drivers for that job. Much quieter and fully up to the job as long as you opt for 18v or higher. I used a DeWalt 14v for a while and it did the job ok, until it suddenly didn't. I've been using a Ryobi 18v drill for quite a while now. It's way more than enough.

Keep your stabs clean and lubricated too. It helps.


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BurbMan wrote:

Most of us with staabilizer jacks use this Milwaukee, but you could probably get something smaller if you're on a budget. The weaker ones sometimes don't do anything tho.


Roflmao! A 1” impact? Hahaha.
Are you breaking lugs on a 100ton rock truck, or running your stab jacks down?


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BB_TX wrote:

Most any 18 volt will work fine, especially the 2 speed ones with a high speed and a lower speed with more torque.

I second the 2 speed. Make sure it is a mechanical 2 speed transmission not just and electronic speed limiter.

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Posted: 05/14/22 05:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used a 14.4 drill motor for years for my rear stabilizer jack till DeWalt came out with their 20v tools.
Just like which brand tow truck....just get one.
Which cordless brand is the most popular ?? Without a nationwide survey no one knows....most don't care.


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Any of the brands of cordless drills will fo the job just fine.
I have a fleet of Dewalt tools, so I use one of my 20V drills.

The use of an impact is absolutely unnecessary. Wrong tool for the job, and they make a lot of noise. Most drills have high and low speed setting. Use low for more torque.


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Impact drivers are loud. Be prepared to get dirty looks from your neighbors!


for the 10 second on each jack, I never had anyone complain when I used mine, most people that saw me doing that would come up and say "thats a heck of an idea" and noise wise people running generators is more anoying than that.


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“… but the Ryobi stuff lives in the trailer.”

That’s what I use. Works well.


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20v DeWalt drill. Excellent tool and should last forever for most folks. I don’t believe in using an impact driver for any job that doesn’t require one.


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Posted: 05/14/22 10:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"The use of an impact is absolutely unnecessary"

This!

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