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Makita DTW285Z 18v Brushless 1/2" Impact Wrench (Body Only) £119.95 at Fast Fix
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Makita DTW285Z 18v Brushless 1/2" Impact Wrench (Body Only) £119.95 at Fast Fix

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Makita DTW285Z 18v Brushless 1/2" Impact Wrench (Body Only) £119.95 at Fast Fix
Posted 28th Aug 2020
Just bought 1 of these, it's the lowest price I could find, comes with free delivery also. Wanted something for tightening up 19mm coach bolts and my combi and impact driver not quite right for the job.

I know this has been the go-to impact wrench for the scaffolding industry for quite some time now, so it certainly has pedigree.

Says on the site it's £30 off and they have battery versions also available, certainly a good price. Fill your boots!
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Thanks for posting.

Can anyone recommend a good socket set for this please?
alasrati28/08/2020 15:01

Thanks for posting.Can anyone recommend a good socket set for this please?


Honestly ive never had issues with halfords advanced, i use the sockets and haven't had a failure yet but if they do they are lifetime guarantee
alasrati28/08/2020 15:01

Thanks for posting.Can anyone recommend a good socket set for this please?


6 pt impact. Accept no substitutes, these'll eat standard sockets.

I quite like deep ones. Means you need to cut less thread to tighten a nut.


Edit, budget option cromwell.co.uk/sho…81K
Edited by: "Robdaraff" 28th Aug
alasrati28/08/2020 15:01

Thanks for posting.Can anyone recommend a good socket set for this please?



Do you need a particular size, i only needed 19mm so bought a standalone, the sets listed on the page did tempt me though.
alasrati28/08/2020 15:01

Thanks for posting.Can anyone recommend a good socket set for this please?



I've had good service from ISS (Impact Socket Supplies) sockets. Bit more expensive, but you can buy them individually to suit your needs, and you can sometimes get good deals on sets. They also tend to be thinner walled than the cheaper ones which helps in some situations when room is a bit tight.

Toolshack (teng) sell them at quite reasonable prices - e.g. teng.co.uk/too…ice)

Otherwise, opt for chrome molybdenum sockets rather than chrome vanadium as they are tougher.
Edited by: "HerWorseHalf" 28th Aug
Sorry if it’s a daft question but can these be used as impact drill for screwing loads of screws or am I barking up the wrong tree ? Cheers
duftonp28/08/2020 16:50

Sorry if it’s a daft question but can these be used as impact drill for s …Sorry if it’s a daft question but can these be used as impact drill for screwing loads of screws or am I barking up the wrong tree ? Cheers


Wrong tree tbh, these are more for driving sockets, what you'd use a socket set or spanner for. For screws you'd want an impact driver, not impact wrench.
Thanks leehack. I appreciate it 🏻
duftonp28/08/2020 16:50

Sorry if it’s a daft question but can these be used as impact drill for s …Sorry if it’s a daft question but can these be used as impact drill for screwing loads of screws or am I barking up the wrong tree ? Cheers


Yes you definitely can, this is what I use on the same impact wrench and can be bought for a few quid from Ebay or Amazon just search for 1/2" impact driver adaptor 41777701-llGiw.jpg
Edited by: "PaulandPam" 28th Aug
PaulandPam28/08/2020 17:33

I have a set of these and they are great …I have a set of these and they are great https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0035FHSO8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Same. Great bit of kit
alasrati28/08/2020 15:01

Thanks for posting.Can anyone recommend a good socket set for this please?


As someone said, Halfords advanced are great. I have a cheap set of US Tools I got at a market and have served me ok. My personal preference is Sealey but as long as they're rated for impact use and 6 sided, you'll be fine
Thanks everyone. So many answers. I will check them all out.
Genuine question, how much better is this than the impact driver?

I use my dtd152 with a half inch adapter. It undid old rusty bolts on the exhaust no problem, I also used it to take the wheels off and to undo the 19mm bolts and 17mm bolts that held the calipers on. I couldn't budge then with the ratchet but the impact driver did them in seconds. The impact driver does 165Nm. Where as this claims up to 400Nm, but only 280Nm fastening torque?

I don't need a wrench as much as the impact driver and have been very impressed with the impact driver but just wondered if it was worth me keeping an eye out for one of these?
nbuuifx13/09/2020 21:57

Genuine question, how much better is this than the impact driver?I use my …Genuine question, how much better is this than the impact driver?I use my dtd152 with a half inch adapter. It undid old rusty bolts on the exhaust no problem, I also used it to take the wheels off and to undo the 19mm bolts and 17mm bolts that held the calipers on. I couldn't budge then with the ratchet but the impact driver did them in seconds. The impact driver does 165Nm. Where as this claims up to 400Nm, but only 280Nm fastening torque?I don't need a wrench as much as the impact driver and have been very impressed with the impact driver but just wondered if it was worth me keeping an eye out for one of these?



This has been the go to wrench for the scaffolding industry for around 5 years, so that gives an idea on its pedigree. As for an impact driver, if it does the things you need it to, stick with that, but you'll always come up against a nut that just won't budge eventually, you are also overworking your tool.

The force to undo a bolt, particularly one that has been done up for a long time and rusted etc. is more than it is to tighten it. If you tightened a bolt to the same torque at which you try to undo them, you'd end up stripping most of them. Scaffolders do not use this wrench at full capacity to give you an idea, so the nuts holding up those huge structures and workforces do not need the huge torque to do the maximum it can, in fact most sites now actually have a specific setting to which these bolts should be tightened and medium is the optimum setting as I understand.

When you loosen a bolt, there is much less chance of a strip as the nut can ride up the bolt, so as soon as it is cracked, its undone. Torque when tightening up is a different setting.
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