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Old 08-08-2021, 10:13   #1
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Using Battery Impact Wrench

Looking for anyone using Impact Wrench on Winch. I am weak from Lymphoma and not looking to replace winches with power ones. If you use impacts, please let me know pros and cons.
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Old 08-08-2021, 13:56   #2
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Re: Using Battery Impact Wrench

You donít want an impact driver at all. Itíll tear up the winch in short order.

You do want a right angle drill with a winch bit. There are threads discussing various models of drills.
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Will look 4 the threads
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As mentioned above. An impact gun hammers. A drill does not.
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:48   #5
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I tried an impact wrench for about 10 seconds. It sounded like I would destroy the winch.
It is hard to find a right angle cordless drill with enough torque. Only the 20V Milwaukee comes close to the $700 Wincher (sp?)designed for the application. Look it up in Defender.
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Thanks. I will set aside my drill/impact and look at the Milwaukee 20v.
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The right angle drills that can power a winch are heavy, very heavy and you need to provide the counter force to their turning force. If you go this way there is a company that makes a specific bit for this use which makes them much more useful. Buddy had one until it went overboard. I hated it. But then I have a Harken electric winch and all lines are long enough to be used on it through clutch blocks. Great system.
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Need to look for the Milwaukee 28v not the 20v
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Re: Using Battery Impact Wrench

Get a star bit like used in better winch handles for the winch rather than a square bit. The square bit edges round over themselves and the winch fitting which you don't want. Milwaukee makes a number of different right angle drills for plumbers/electricions both in 18v and 28v, some are more heavy duty than others. Would think the better 18v drills would work ok and be cheaper than the 28v. 18v has the advantage of the battery being usable on other tools though the 8.0-10.0 batteries are a bit heavy.
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Get a star bit like used in better winch handles for the winch rather than a square bit. The square bit edges round over themselves and the winch fitting which you don't want. Milwaukee makes a number of different right angle drills for plumbers/electricions both in 18v and 28v, some are more heavy duty than others. Would think the better 18v drills would work ok and be cheaper than the 28v. 18v has the advantage of the battery being usable on other tools though the 8.0-10.0 batteries are a bit heavy.


Weíve always used the 28v but it would be great if the 18v had the same torque and battery life as Iím sure itís substantially lighter? Do you have any experience with the 18v Milwaukee right angle?
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I just bought the 18 volt Hole Hawg from Mllwaukee. I can agree it is HEAVY but it on first trial seemed good, I amm on a Cal 246 and it brought the jib in nicely. When the wind cam up to bout 18 kts I found it would not bring in the last 10 inches I wanted it to do. I would have to luff up to get that last bit. Was unable to find the 28 volt unit.

Did I say it is heavy!
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Thanks 4 input
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Don't you need an eWincher?
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You selling?
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Not selling. Check out Attainable Adventure Cruising site. They have a review of eWincher.
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