This is a must-have tool for any open-tracker. I borrowed one at Miller and was shocked at how quickly I swapped all four wheels -- I'm pretty sure it was less than half the time required using a breaker bar.
I've been looking at them ever since and recently decided to get one -- here is what I learned:
1. The biggest, baddest, cordless impact tools out there (Milwaukee 0779, Snap-on CT4850HO) cost ~$500+ and can generate well over 350+ Ft/Lbs when removing fasteners, more than enough for wheel bolts.
2. For about $300 there are a few wrenches that generate 250-300 Ft/Lbs.
3. Below that are wrenches that generate ~100-200 Ft/Lbs and are probably not suitable for wheel bolts.
4. Some vendors sell wrenches that look alike but have very difference performance -- compare model numbers.
I chose a 18v Dewalt, Model DW059k-2, which generates 300 Ft/Lbs and uses the same battery as my cordless drill-driver. I paid $277 (with a case, charger, and two batteries) from Amazon and received free-shipping. I needed to replace the batteries in my drill driver anyway so it was like spending $100 on the wrench. I'll have it in a couple of days and describe what I learn.
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