Buying new impact wrench - which one?

Hi all. I am treating myself to a new 1/2" air impact wrench. I am looking for opinions on the Brand/Model to look for. I want a wrench that is tough and reliable, and with enough torque that I can use it on 1 1/4" sockets with the upsize adapters. I'm fed up with the junk I was sold the last time. Thanks in advance.
 

John DiMartino

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Walden,NY
Definetely IR,I have one Snap-on 1/2" I like for tires,since its much lighter than the IR,but if you need the most power in a 1/2"go IR.If you will be handling it all day,and weight is a concern,and your only loosening tires,and small stuff,the snap-on is a better choice,since it is much lighter,qiueter,and smoother than the IR,but is not as strong.
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
IR Nascar edition, has more reverse ft lbs than standard IR 1/2" drive
I spoke with an IR rep last night, and in October they are releasing a new 15.8 CFM 5 hp 80 gal compressor, and you get a free 1/2" drive impact with it. Priced at 899.00
Dino
 
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Deere John

Senior Member
I ended up getting a Husky from Home Depot. It has a lifetime warrantee (!) and 500 ft lb of reverse torque. And its an no-questions warrantee.

I registered it in my son's name - he's 5 1/2 months old and should live longer than me :D to make use of the warrantee.

It works great - will remove fasteners at 60 psi that the old one wouldn't touch at 125 psi.
 
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