Impact Driver vs Impact Wrench

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Argue with this tool website below. I didn’t have any idea so I searched it , all the answers were basically the same as below. IDK

https://toolpowers.com/impact-wrench-vs-impact-driver-what-is-the-difference/
If you are going to try to provide value in a conversation, don't just Google it and quote the first result because it's not always right. Specifically: people don't use tools to "fasten and loosen *sockets*" (any tools), which is why I said "no".

Now, coming from someone with experience using both, they are both handy to have for automotive work in the right situation as I described earlier.
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I love my 20v 1/4 Dewalt impact with three settings for delicate to heavy use as a electrician and for auto repairs, I also use my 20v 1/2 impact for heavy rusted bolts like LCA's but it barley even noticed lug nuts. For me as I get older its more lazy and having the ability to use a automatic vs old school ratchet. Now that I have no idea what I am talking about I need more coffee....
 

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I bought a Ryobi 1/2" Impact Wrench and it makes removing and securing bolts easier for everything you would use a socket wrench on, given you have access. If removing lug nuts with a regular socket wrench, use a cheater bar extension or buy a breaker bar. I take the bar from my floor jack to loosen the nut. Been doing that for a decade, works every time. I had to loosen a nut on my restoration project that was torqued to mid 200 ft/lbs....a long breaker bar plus cheater bar combo for a ton of leverage.
 

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I own a Dewalt impact driver and impact wrench. I use the impact driver alot around the house but never on the Jeep. The impact wrench makes it easier for me to rotate tires.

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My milwaukee impact driver (2853-20) removes the lugs on my Jeep with ease. For general automotive use its fine.
 
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My milwaukee impact driver (2853-20) removes the lugs on my Jeep with ease. For general automotive use its fine.
Do you use it on your Jeep or other vehicles besides removing lugs?
 

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Milwaukee M18 1/2" for the heavy stuff, M18 3/8" for the lighter stuff. And don't get trigger happy.

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Milwaukee M18 1/2" for the heavy stuff, M18 3/8" for the lighter stuff. And don't get trigger happy.

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I've never used an impact driver...does trigger happy mean you can ruin the bolt heads?
 

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I've never used an impact driver...does trigger happy mean you can ruin the bolt heads?
Yes it's possible. Especially on smaller fasteners. M18 1/2" can reach up to 1,000 ft-lbs fastening and 1,400 ft-lb looseing.

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The Milwaukee M18 Fuel series are excellent. You will want a cordless high torque impact for lug nuts etc.

The 2767 M18 FUEL™ High Torque 1/2 in. Impact Wrench with Friction Ring eliminates the need to use a pneumatic tool for those stubborn and rusted bolts by delivering 1,000 ft-lbs of fastening torque and 1400 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque.

And also a right angle cordless socket.. also 18v https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauk...-6LEG_OaFPxtNQuyxkhoCJr0QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

I don't even care about air tools now. Keep in mind you will also need the socket sets that are hardened for the high torque 1/2'' impact.
 
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