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Old 08-29-2011, 06:33 PM   #11
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I love my dewalt 18v impactor! tons of power for using it to raise/lower gear and such, plus it will drive screws and bolts without hurting your wrist. I actually have the full realm of dewalt cordless and love them. The 3/8 impact is also very handy.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:42 PM   #12
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they do anything i need them to do and best of all they are lithium ion .
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:01 PM   #13
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I've been using an inexpensive (<$200) 18 volt kit from Ryobi with 2 batteries, circular saw, drill, light, vacuum, reciprocating saw. It is 7 years old and going strong. Not heavy duty like Milwaukee (for regular, commerical use IMO) but a good consumer unit that holds up well.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:31 PM   #14
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I've been using an inexpensive (<$200) 18 volt kit from Ryobi with 2 batteries, circular saw, drill, light, vacuum, reciprocating saw. It is 7 years old and going strong. Not heavy duty like Milwaukee (for regular, commerical use IMO) but a good consumer unit that holds up well.
Same here I have the litum ion and just recently bought a charger that plugs into the twelve volt system and if the battey in the vehicle gets to low it shuts off.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:46 PM   #15
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:47 PM   #16
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I use a Snap-on CT6850 1/2 drive 18 volt cordless impact to raise and lower the stabilizer jacks. It is also handy to have if I ever need need to change a tire.

I am a Snap-on dealer so I am somewhat biased.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:24 PM   #17
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The reason why I sue the cheap drills is that sometimes the jacks are a little rough on the drill. With all the slugging it can do the shaft I rather damage a $40 drill rather than damage a $180 one.
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my last drill broke putting up and down the jacks so much i threw the drill away and bought a 5er with electric jacks .
problem solved !
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I use the el'cheapo $20 18v Harbor frieght that I leave in the 5'er. I save my good drills for real work at home.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:31 AM   #20
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I've just been using my craftsman 19.2 volt.
It's at least 7 years old. Been jacking my trailer for most of that time.
A good drill won't be damaged by running the jacks up and down IMO.
No idea about the charger vs plug in inverter.
IF I needed to charge mine with an inverter, I'd do it but so far 2 batteries
have taken me thru my longest vacation without needing a charge.

I wonder about folks who use the new impact drill/drivers. They sure are LOUD
and I wonder if they might some day shear a pin in the jack or something??
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