Just keep it charged up, but remember to disconnect the battery while not in use ,and store the two in your handy tool box on your truck, or the trunk of your car, (and a set of impact sockets) there a life savor and the price is right, It's a win, win tool to appreciate!.
This is the second impact in under a year the battery will not hold a charge, the first battery took forever to replace now the second battery is the same as the first, went to store and had no help with replacing it
Let me start by saying that I like Craftsman. I think their hand tools are awesome. That being said, this was an enormous let down. I purchased this tool before changing the struts on my Tacoma so I used it to compress the springs. It started out working great but then died after about 60 seconds of working the spring. I thought maybe it just wasn't fully charged so I let it charge for many hours then took another shot at it. The charger said it was at full charge yet when I tried again it died almost instantly. I don't know if the people giving this thing 5 stars only used it to snug up bolts or something but this was me putting this tool through the test and when it came down to it the thing just didn't perform. Save your money, buy something else. Good luck!
Best tool i have t=right now. heavy duty, great ergonimics, strong and a great deal.
Worked really well. Wished it had a little more power
I wondered how this impact tool would do with lugnuts, but it handles them with ease. I'm not sure how much final torque it will apply to the nuts, but it is more than enough to tighten them to spec. That said, you still have to be careful about overtightening just as you would with an air tool. Good Craftsman quality. Battery is NiCd, but all C3 batteries (including lithium ion) will work. Charger supports all battery types.
Great for the price
1/2 cordless electric impact wrench was cheaper than the one at HF and has a more reputable name behind it. has forward/reverse and variable speed trigger. this impact also has a worklight to see at night. I've used this impact to take lug nuts off many cars, mostly sedans, SUVs, and sport cars. I wouldn't try to do it to a truck but based on videos off you tube it seems like it's capable of doing that. took the lugs off new models of toyota suvs and will take off any sedan lug nuts. i've also used this while installing safety gear in the car and it works wonders, although a ratchet would have been suffice