I agree Snap-on 18V cordless impact wrenches are nice
I have a few
What's NOT so nice is when you finally have to batteries.
I bought some Chinese 18V lithium-ion batteries on ebay for a low price, and I've been very happy with them. The performance is just fine, and my wallet is happy. In fact, I'm thinking of buying some more, because I have several tools that use the identical battery. I always like to have at least one battery on the charger, ready to go, when the one I'm using needs a charge. That way, there's little downtime, just a few seconds
The reason that I buy those Lithium-ion batteries on ebay . . . my tool can use both ni-cad and lithium-batteries. The factory lithium-ion batteries are no longer available, not even "refurbished." The factory ni-cads are still available, but the price is well above $100 a pop. So a $50 chinese lithium-battery seems like a comparable bargain to me. And I'd rather spend $50 on a battery, versus giving up on my tool and buying a new kit for probably around 5 bills or so. Planned obsolescence? Not if I can help it
I also agree that those corded 1/2" drive impact wrenches were a cruel joke. Very heavy and cumbersome, and they weren't even strong enough to get any real work done. I would never dream of using them to do any kind of suspension work. I suspect I would just take a sledgehammer to those tools and throw them in the trash, where they truly belong.