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Interesting on the 12V corded impact, never seen one before. I see it has a max torque of 295ft*lbs, but it doesn't list the breakaway torque. I would be concerned it's not going to have the breakaway torque to break loose our lugs seated at 140ft*lbs, so I'd test it out before learning in an emergency. I would say just get something like the Dewalt 20V impact which is a beast, and keep it in the trunk with a disconnected battery - I'm finding the Li+ batteries don't discharge much just sitting there like the older NiCads did. I've had them on the shelf for a months and still kept full charge.

OTOH for 50 bucks you really can't go wrong and worth a try.
 

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No cracked or flaking or chipping plating on lug nuts when used with power tools?
I've seen it many times....
I'm too anal for those, I like break over bars and torque wrenches....
All by hand...
I always use a torque wrench for putting them on. But cordless impacts are a godsend for removal. Be sure to use impact sockets which have a tighter tolerance and you won't round the lugs.
 
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