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Buying new impact wrench - which one?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Deere John, Jul 16, 2001.

  1. Deere John

    Deere John Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    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.
  2. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Ingersoll Rand

    enough said
  3. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    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.
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    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
  6. Deere John

    Deere John Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    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.