I have been using my socket set to change out snow tires every year, but it's too slow. The best thing would be old fashioned cross lug wrench, but I can't find one that works. The aftermarket alloy wheels I use in winter need a thin wall deep socket, and cross wrenches are always too fat to get on the nut. I could get thin wall sockets welded onto the wrench I already have.
AN impact wrench with a torque stick would be even better, but I don't have compressed air or even electricity where I change the wheels, and I'm afraid a battery powered impact wrench wouldn't work well enough. Does anyone have any experience with battery power wrenches? What are good brands?
Any other suggestions?