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Impact wrench

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I am looking to purchase a impact wrench. What is a good brand? Any of them have lifetime warrenty? Any specs I should try to match? What else to look at.
     
  2. jarheadk5

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    Ingersoll-Rand 2135TI seems to get rave reviews here. I haven't used one myself, but if I get the job I'm trying to get, it'll be one of my first purchases.
    IR 2135TI
     
  3. Nonesuch

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    I agree with jarhead on the IR 2135Ti. It is fast, has lots of torque and is very light. It consumes quite a bit of air though. A good compressor to keep up with the demand will be needed. There are tons of other good impacts out there, just shop around until you find what best suits you, your budget, and your equipment.
     
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    The IR is a great wrench. My wife recently purchased me a Porter-Cable and it works very well. Another plus is they can be found for about $100 bucks. The main thing is don't let a sales person talk you into anything less than 400ft/lbs of torque. I found this out the hard way a few years back /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Ingersoll-Rand 2135TI is one of the ones I have, excellant impact.
    What it don't take off it breaks.
    I've used it to remove lug nuts when the tire gun won't do it.
    After about 2 years of everyday hard use it still puts out around 450 ftlbs foward.
     
  6. cegusman

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    Thanks everyone, looks like the IR 2135TI is the one to get.
     
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    Air tools, you get what you pay for. Use it all the time, buy a good one. Once a month, buy a cheap one. Go crazy and break stuff when your tool breaks, buy a good one. Go drink a beer when a tool breaks, buy a cheap one. Then buy another.
     

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