I'm on my 4th high dollar cordless impact wrench, and I have figured out after the first 2 tools that needed a breaker bar most of the time, and the cheaper ones are still going to need to be broke free with a breaker bar too. At that point they are not any better than a 1/4 inch impact to buzz them off and on. If I run into a lug nut my impact wrench can't move, I have something even better than a 3 foot breaker bar. It's a 6:1 torque multiplier wrench that puts out 1200fllb with only 200 on the input.
Originally Posted by Traction
You could get by with what I do when working on nice chrome lug nuts, or locking nuts. Instead of hitting them with my IR 1500ftlb cordless 1/2in impact, I will break them all loose by hand, and use my cordless 1/4 inch impact to run them off and back on. Then snug them by hand before lowering, and finishing with a torque wrench. Very easy.