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The Budget Cordless 1/2" Impact - Craftsman 19.2 volt - Watch Before you Buy!

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I recently purchased a Craftsman Cordless 19.2 volt Lithium Ion 1/2" cordless Impact wrench and I decided to see how well it would perform removing tires and wheels. Watch this before buying! You might be surprised! I sure was! ⇨ Craftsman 1/2" Impact Wrench http://amzn.to/2DbgON2 ⇨ 1/2" Torque Wrench http://amzn.to/2reMVtx ⇨Wheel Nut Socket Kit http://amzn.to/2FLoO8U ⇨ SUBSCRIBE to Brandon Lund DIY Builds: https://www.youtube.com/brandonlund THE TOOLS & GEAR I USE 🔴 https://www.amazon.com/shop/brandonlund Any commission earned from the above Amazon affiliate links all goes towards helping to support my channel. MUSIC By: Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud FOLLOW ME ON ⇨ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunddiybuilds ⇨ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LundDIYBuilds For Business Inquiries: [email protected] Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only and as such, you should not attempt to do any of the things you see me doing. Always read and follow the manufacturer’s safety guidelines before handling tools. Seek professional advice and training before using any welding equipment. Never operate any tool without wearing the proper personal protective equipment. Final warning, Do not do the things you see me doing!
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Mike Webster (5 days ago)
Had a local shop use an impact on my buddy's car... we snapped lug studs while on a road trip... torque your lugnuts properly!
Mike Webster (4 days ago)
+Brandon Lund nice, I was thinking about switching to dewalt cordless tools, but idk, maybe I'll stick with the craftsman stuff
Brandon Lund (4 days ago)
+Mike Webster I love it! It works as good as the day I bought it.
Mike Webster (4 days ago)
+Brandon Lund so true... how's the impact holding up anyway?
Brandon Lund (4 days ago)
It's frustrating because there is no need of it. Not to mention that if you have a blowout, you need a 4' snipe to remove the lug nuts with the factory lug wrench.
Steven photog (5 days ago)
great video and got a good laugh on your wifes behalf. Mine is the same way with the camera.
Brandon Lund (4 days ago)
Thank you :) yah shes camera shy lol.
healthdios (29 days ago)
Coincidentally....I own a car just like yours but mine is black and owned an impact wrench just like yours as well...for two years and still working like the first day it came out of the box. By the way, I had to take all four wheels of a flatbed gooseneck trailer with 8 lug bolts each at a 120-140 torque......guest we what? NO PROBLEM
Brandon Lund (28 days ago)
Nice! For the money, you cant beat it!
Earl P (1 month ago)
Soooo now that they have discontinued the craftsman C3 stuff and are selling a completely new battery type what are you going to do when those LI batteries bite it, because they will? Fired craftsman this week and went Milwaukee. IF I have to buy new tools for home use because the batteries from craftsman are garbage then I might as well use the same brand at home that I use at work.
healthdios (29 days ago)
It will be the same scenario you'll have to deal with when Milwaukee "upgrades" its platform. Sears did what any other tool company does...which is looking for was ways to sell their product with an excuse to charge more money for them. Eventually, all tool brands move on to the next scheme
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
I will use an aftermarket vendor or I will open the case and replace them with new cells. It's not difficult. My batteries are going on 4 years without a single replacement. Comparing Craftsman to Milwaukee is like comparing apples and oranges. Companies change their stuff so consumers are forced into buying something new that otherwise works perfectly fine. My tools no longer put food on my table so I go with consumer grade and pocket the savings. I don't play into that marketing BS. I usually find a way around it.
Mark (1 month ago)
I personally have had no luck with Craftsman power tools. That's not saying they are bad, I just haven't had good luck.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Sorry to hear that Mark. I'm pretty hard on stuff so if I can get a few years out of a tool, I'm happy.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
UPDATE: No issues with this tool, the batteries or any of the other C3 stuff you see me use in my videos. Just remember folks, this is a consumer grade tool. I have a unique philosophy when it comes to cordless tools....spend $500 on a pro model that could last my lifetime or spend $150 on a model that may only last 3 years... Say after 9 years I replaced the tool 3 times costing $450. I still saved $50 and do you think in those 9 years that something bigger and better might have come along? I sure do. Doing it this way I'm not locked in. My corded tools I think differently. I remember when I paid a lot of money for a 9 volt Makita back in the mid 90's only to have something come along bigger and better the following year. Now you would be lucky to find someone you could give it to. Thats just my 2 cents. This is a good tool. I use it regularly http://amzn.to/2DbgON2
Randizle Peregoy (1 month ago)
My c3 sucks and will only do like 2 wheels before running out of juice :(
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
+Earl P When the battery in your car gives out you have other options other than the dealer. It's the same with cordless tools. I'm not sure how old you are but maybe you remember the Makita 9 volt drill? That was the answer back in the day. I still have one and they still make batteries for that! Who uses a 9 volt these days! Makita doesn't make the battery but there are companies that do. Those C3 batteries will be around for a LONG time. Rest assured. There are a lot of companies selling them.
Earl P (1 month ago)
+Brandon Lund Where would one buy said battery now? Amazon? I don't recommend anyone buy the older craftsman C3 branded tools with the new tool lines out once those old batteries are all done theyre gone.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
​+Randizle Peregoy They are a little pricey but the Li-Ion battery will make it feel like a brand new tool, plus it will fit all your other C3 stuff. If you are considering a Li-Ion for your impact, don't get the thin battery pack. They don't have enough nut. The big pack is the one you want and this is the one I have in the video. https://amzn.to/2PifP2O Cheers brother.
Randizle Peregoy (1 month ago)
Brandon Lund ni-cad :/
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Does it have the lithium battery or the Ni-Cad? I have some Ni-cad ones that do exactly that.
A. F-body 1 Vids (1 month ago)
I've got this 1/2 C3 and the 1/2 one before it. I've had the original 1/2 craftsman impact for 5-6 years and it still does this!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Good to know, thank you! I hardly ever grab my air impact anymore. This is far more convenient.
The Chad (3 months ago)
You studied then decided on Craftsman. Now where exactly did you study that told you the Craftsman impact was better than Dewalt or Milwaukee?
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
The Chad - it’s not better than desalt or Milwaukee and I never implied it was. It’s a consumer grade model suitable for the uses I described in the video.
M Dayeh (3 months ago)
Hi Branden.....does the socket have a plastic cover on it? And where did you get it from? Thx
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Yes, they have a plastic cover. They are designed specifically for lug nuts. Here is the set I have http://amzn.to/2FLoO8U
Samson Sam (3 months ago)
Perfect review!! Remember searching on YouTube a year ago looking for the C3s capability if any & found none. Now I'm confident that this is the one I need to get. Thanks Brandon! How is the C3 line of tools treating you so far?
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Samson Sam I totally love them and for the price you can't go wrong. I have a bunch of the c3 tools and have not had any issues other than the old ni-cad batteries dying, which I'm all set up with lithium now. You can't go wrong with the c3 lineup in my option. It does everything I need it too and I'm pretty hard on tools.
Casey Jarosiewicz (4 months ago)
Just got one and it took off 4 of my suburban wheels with no problem.
Brandon Lund (4 months ago)
Very nice! I'm still very happy with mine! Thanks for watching!
Richard Cisneros (5 months ago)
Nice video... What do you think about there dewalt dcf899 20 V ? I kinda like that it has a selector switch for the speed... I do love my craftsman tools tho. In the market for one but i can't decide jaja
Richard Cisneros (5 months ago)
Brandon Lund yeah i decided on getting the dewalt only because of the quality n specs.. My injured shoulders arent getting any better so i would love this rather than having to take off lug nuts the old fashioned way lol. Thanks for your reply.
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
Richard Cisneros the dewalt is the better tool, but it’s also twice as much money. I chose this because I’m not doing this daily as a living so I balance cost with what I’m doing. I’m also working on small cars which fits my needs.
Ramon A. Pagan Kercado (5 months ago)
This die hard battery is better than the ryobi,I use to have the 2 of them,and the craftman die hard was way better
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
Ramon A. Pagan Kercado good to know! Thank you!
megadethGUY M (5 months ago)
This impact is alright i have the older version
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
I haven't tried the older version but I'm very happy with this one. No issues as yet!
Grasspro (5 months ago)
Hey I got the same car. Just make sure you grease your rear brake pads every 15k or they will freeze in place and cause so much heat your calipers lock up. Mines a 2015 with 60k miles but I'm finding out its a common problem. I like your welding videos !!!!!
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
Have you had any problems with the vehicle? We love ours and thanks for the compliment!
WIZARD Z (5 months ago)
if it can remove a rust sway bar i am sold
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
WIZARD Z I haven’t tried.
Eric Johnson (6 months ago)
Buy Milwaukee. I bought the crapsman it is not a tool for the professional. I have the crapsman that claims 200 ft lbs. It is junk.
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
Eric Johnson your comparing apples to oranges. I agree with your comment but you have to understand that most homeowners aren’t going to spend double what this tool costs if there not doing it daily for a living.
1PoisonZone1 (6 months ago)
can it run axle nut ?
Ramon A. Pagan Kercado (5 months ago)
1PoisonZone1 yes
3412.zzz (6 months ago)
it can do it. depending on the car. I've taken a crank bolt off on a 99 civic si with mine. for the $$$ ya can't go wrong with it.
3412.zzz (6 months ago)
more then likely it will.. there ok for the money
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
1PoisonZone1 I haven’t tried. The most I’ve put it up against is 100 ft.lbs
Shaleem Ramdeen (7 months ago)
Good video nice thanks
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
Shaleem Ramdeen glad I could help!
WEAZLE n J's GARAGE (8 months ago)
Really appreciate this video. Been looking at the Craftsman impact for a while and finally need to pull the trigger on one for the exact same use as in the video. Found a few other videos and reviews completely trashing the quality of the Craftsman which I found hard to believe since I have always used and heard good things about the brand. Thanks to your video I will be picking one up first thing tomorrow.
Brandon Lund (8 months ago)
WEAZLE n J's GARAGE I use mine regularly and I’m very happy with it. For the price it can’t be beat in my opinion.
Mr. Anderson (8 months ago)
Good informative video Thank you
Brandon Lund (8 months ago)
Mr. Anderson thank you!
jamie211983 (9 months ago)
you sped the video up to not show us that this wrench is a piece of shit.
Brandon Lund (9 months ago)
jamie211983 go back to where i removed the first tire at normal speed. Now keep playing that part over again 3 more times. I sped up the 3 remaining tires because most people can figure it out after they watch it the first time.
alex diaz (10 months ago)
nice..!!! I just got my for $125.** at sears ... :) ( OP $179.99)
alex diaz (10 months ago)
thanks Brandon lund , really good video ....!!
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
alex diaz nice score brother!
Jaques Daniels (1 year ago)
Excellent result on the "no shave November", congrats to all who took part, well done folks. Nuthin like knowing a lil face will light up on Christmas day. I'd get back home quick Brandon, that lumberjack is chasing your wife round the garden. First snowflakes falling here, hoping it clears before we do our bike club toy run-good luck to all who do stuff for others.
Gordon Reiher (1 year ago)
Interesting.. I'm in the market for a new cordless drill, and I was torn between Makita or Ryobi. I'll have to check out Craftsman. Oh, and Merry Christmas!!
Electronics For Fun (8 months ago)
you were torn between makita and ryobi? they are total opposites!
Brandon Lund (11 months ago)
Interesting! I wonder how the warranty and price compare from one to another?
jeffscomp (11 months ago)
Brandon Lund they’re the same besides a few odd features it’s the same exact impact.
Brandon Lund (11 months ago)
jeffscomp Hmmmm? It sure looks simular?
jeffscomp (11 months ago)
That is a ryobi P261
OGAREW (1 year ago)
Привет, Brandon !!!  Вначале Like, а позже видео))) Купил ? Сколько Нм ?
Tsunami101st (1 year ago)
I'm a big fan of Ryobi for home improvment use. Nice to know the new generation of Craftsman is made to perform. Thanks for the video.
kmacnumber2 (7 months ago)
Ryobi cordless tools are made by the same company as craftsmen, that’s why they look so similar. The only real difference is the shape of the battery.
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Tsunami101st And the batteries fit the rest of my cordless tools! :) Ryobi is good too!
Jaques Daniels (1 year ago)
I'm not suprised it performed well, I think the "budget" cordless tools have benefitted from improvements in battery and motor technology. I have some DIY shed brand cordless tools and they work fine, few years back they were well below average, but worth a look now. I use a cordless impact driver as a "mini impact wrench" for some jobs on my motorcycles. Wonder if Brandon knows his channel has been taken over by a Canadian lumberjack?
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Jaques Daniels I always enjoy your comments :) I almost don't recognize myself anymore! January 1st we all go back to being clean cut. On a side note, we raised over 1,000 dollars so far with "no shave November" for some local needy familys so their kids can have a good Christmas :)
Jason Bieber (1 year ago)
what kind of torq wrench you got?
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
+Jason Bieber the one I'm using in this video is one I got from harbor freight. It's just as accurate as my $200.00 torque wrench.
Dave Nash (1 year ago)
Good info
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
+Dave Nash Thanks man!

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