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Can anyone recommend a good electric impact wrench?
 

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Snap on makes a great cordless impact wrench...dunno if this is what you're looking for. on track days, its such a great tool to have
 

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Thanks, doesn't really need to be cordless. I'm more interested in using it to rotate my tires. I'll take a look at that though. Is there anything I need to look for in particular? What kind of power or will any of them be good enough to do that?
 

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It depends on what you mean by "good" and what your attitude is toward price and quality. Rotating tires isn't a really frequent, heavy duty application. You might find something that's far from top-of-the-line but handles your needs quite sufficiently.

If top-of-the-line isn't essential to you, then you could take a look at Harbor Freight. www.harborfreight.com They are showing 1/2" electric impact wrenches in the $30-70 range.

I've had one of their air powered impact wrenches for years. It works fine for the occasional tire rotation or rusted-on nut. (Removing the lug nuts, not tightening them! That's a job for a torque wrench.) But I probably wouldn't have bought from Harbor Freight if I were running a tire shop or a pit stop and needed a tool that could stand up to that sort of load.
 
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