Excellent Bargain, October 4, 2004
Reviewer: Rodney A. Schmidt
This is the third cordless impact I own, and is definitely
the strongest! I also have the smaller DeWalt DW055K-2 and
a Milwaukee 9079-22. Two things lacking on the DW059K-2
that the others have is variable speed and electric brake.
I don't mind the lack of variable speed, but I really miss
the electric brake. I mainly use the impact for automotive
lug nuts. The lack of electric brake sometimes causes nuts
to go flying when they reach the end of the stud. However,
I can take this wrench to the track and get a whole
weekend's use out of it without the battery becoming weak.
I cannot say the same for the Milwaukee. The DeWalt also
seems a bit better balanced than the Milwaukee. (The
smaller DW055K-2 won't loosen my torqued lug nuts, but
that is not what I bought it for. It's size makes it very
convenient for MANY smaller tasks and has surprising power
for its size)
Great Impact Wrench, March 19, 2005
Reviewer: John Ciancarelli
This is an excellent tool. It's high quality and has a lot
of power. It can take of lug nuts without any effort. It
actually broke a bolt on me when I was tightening a nut.
I gave it 4 stars because it doesn't have any power
adjustment the way that an air powered impact wrench has.
It's an all or nothing scenario.
I am also not found of the trigger because you squeeze the
top of it to remove a bolt and the bottom of the trigger
to tighten. It's too heavy of a tool to share both of
these functions on the same trigger. Make it like a drill
where there is a forward and reverse switch. It's also
very loud with the hammer action. Other than these issues,
it's a great impact wrench and I highly recommend it.
Especially if you already use 18 volt Dewalt tools and
could use a couple of extra batteries.
impact, March 16, 2006
Reviewer: Robert P. Dow
very powerful for cordless imact,also heavy ,used for
garage door installations ,will easily screw in 5/16x3inch
screw, much more powerful than all other cordless
impacts(also have makita 14v,and mastercraft) equal in
power to milwakie
Exactly what I expected, January 31, 2006
Reviewer: Tool Geek (Dublin, CA USA) - See all my reviews
I've never owned an impact wrench, so having said that
this has worked as expected for working on my car. It gets
the tightest nuts off my car with ease. It's bulky so you
might go for one of the smaller models if you need to fit
into tight places, but this thing has the power that I
wanted for any job. I just have to be careful not to
overtorque nuts, which it really does want to do.
Powerful and Portable, September 26, 2005
Reviewer: Jorge A. Nunez
The Dewalt DW059K-2 18-Volt 1/2 inch Cordless Impact
Wrench Kit has been everythng I wanted in an Impact and
more. I use it to rotate my tires and change and
occational flat mainly. It has broken loose and taken of
the rustiest of bolts. I use those jacks that come with
your vehicle, the ones with the long bolt. I use my impact
to raise my truck and then use the impact to change the
tire. When I go on long trips I make sure to take my
impact with me, any flat will be changed in less than five
minutes. I have even pulled over twice to help out people
with flats. Once the impact wasn't able to raise the car,
no problem, changed the battery and up it went. I recomend
this impact to anyone who likes to have novelty tools, so
far I know of nobody else having one.