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BigPapiDoesItAgain
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Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
Any opinions on one vs the other? Specifically DeWalt 20v XR DCF894 and Milwaukee M18 FUEL 2962-2X - Primarily for lug bolts, driving lag screws/bolts, not commercial or heavy use, but I do want a tool with enough power to bust lugs on well maintained vehicles without using a breaker bar. I know I'm probably splitting hairs her and either will do, but if anyone has any experience with either, I'd appreciate some thoughts.


Run up middle
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
wee use both at work, and would much prefer Milwaukee


The Nino
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
I use DeWalt 20v products for most everything around the house and have never had an issue with reliability/power. That said, I have a friend in an auto based industry, and their shops have been switching from DeWalt to Milwaukee cordless products. Their tools are slightly smaller and lighter with the same power. Don't think you can go wrong with either


southern686
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
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The Nino

Pretty much nailed it.
They both are really high quality tools; you can't go wrong with either. They both will last years under home owner use.
Personally, I own Milwaukee. They seem a tad ahead in build quality. My friends that are mechanics all own them as well.




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Clames
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
I would go with a fullsize 1/2" like the DCF899 if you want one tool to do all that. I have the DCF899 and a 3/8" version and the 3/8" ok for lighter tasks but no mid-torque wrench is going to sink a lag bolt well if it hits a knot. Especially considering that max torque rating are for take-off applications, not driving. I have 60V FlexVolt stuff too, slapping on of those batteries to the DCF899 is how I go over using the 5Ah battery it came with. It's a heavy combo but it will drive big lags into landscape timbers with zero issue.


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awestruck
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
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would much prefer Milwaukee
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cordless impact wrench


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armsdealer
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
I have Dewalt because I can get access to the employee store which has stuff cheap. Anyway, both are fine, I'd go with whatever you can get a better deal on OR whoever has a tool you want that other lines don't have. My most used Dewalt "tools" are the fans and tire inflator.


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sleepytime
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
Milwaukee unless you already have dewalt stuff, everything I’ve read says Milwaukee’s batteries are the best around and they have the widest selection of tools. I have the the m12 stubby Milwaukee impact and it is the most used tool I own next to screwdrivers. It breaks lug nuts loose with ease and gets under lawnmowers to take the blades off without having to lift it up much.


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nolanola
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
Makita


awestruck
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
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Makita
I tend to agree

... however he was asking which was the better of these two.


BigPapiDoesItAgain
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
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Makita

Nothing against Makita, I use their impact XPS bits, but already have tools in the two lines I mentioned, and didn't want to go to a third. I really like their compact surge hydraulic impact driver with the phosphorescent ring, but have the Milwaukee version of that tool (which is excellent, by the way).


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NYCAuburn
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
I’m a Milwaukee 18v guy. I’m up to 19 tools

I have the high torque fuel 1/2”. I love it. It actually failed but has a 5 year warranty. I believe dewalts are 3.

Mine was fully covered even shipping for replacement.

I find more product offering from Milwaukee line but dewalt has some really good options
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Clames
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re: Milwaukee vs DeWalt mid-torque cordless impact wrench
Milwaukee is a better choice for mechanical work with their lineup, DeWalt has a definite edge for woodworking and construction. I have both tools in both systems.


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