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Impact???

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by hunterguy86, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    Well I got a new to me air compressor. Its a portercable compressor that belonged to my dad. All I have to do is replace the piston and sleeve and it will be brand new. :D

    Anyways, on to the point of the post.

    I want to get a 1/2" drive impact. I want to buy one that will last but wont break the bank.

    What has done yall right?
    Where should I look?
    How much can I expect to pay?
    Please give the specs of the impacts yall use as far as drive and forward/reverse tourqe ect.

    Thanks yall.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2006
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Just buy one that has the Ingersol Rand logo on the side and you'll be happy. :) The cheap ones just don't have the power to do much in the way of real work. :( Yes, it will cost more up front, but you'll be using it for the next 50 years or so. :)
     
  3. jarheadk5

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    IR 2135TI. You can find 'em on eBay for a little over $200.

    650+ ft/lbs TQ in reverse, 4-stage selectable power setting in forward. Only 3.5lbs; won't break your wrist.

    It is ABSOLUTELY worth saving a few extra bucks for... you won't regret it.
     
  4. afroman006

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    Deffinately dont cheap out on a heavy duty impact. I would recomend avoiding cambell-hausfeld. My roommate has one that I have seriously never been able to remove a bolt with. I have a craftsman rated for about 500 ft. lbs. that I am prety happy with. I havent come across anything that it couldnt handle yet. I have an old Rockwell too but its old and a little worn and isnt quite as good as the craftsman. I am probably going to get a smaller impact soon, for lighter work where I have to hold it longer. Probably a 3/8 drive one. 3 pounds gets prety heavy after awhile and you dont always need the fist of god to remove bolts.
     
  5. tRustyK5

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    Another vote for the IR...

    Amazing impact IMO.

    Rene
     
  6. BadDog

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    IR for me too. Notice a trend? :D
     
  7. BranndonC

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    I have Craftsman. But I've heard nothing but good about IR and my next will be IR
     
  8. ghostrider32

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    Go Check Out Your Local Pawn Shops . I Got A Blue Point( Snap-on) For 50 Bucks. Seen A Lot Of Ingersol Rands At Them Also. Would Not Give For My Blue Point It Will Pull The Lugs Off Of A Semi . Ive Done It.
     
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    2135TI IR when I got mine my MAC was sent home. I have been using the IR for about 3 years great impact worth every penny.
     
  10. HarryH3

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    If you look at 'em really close, it appears that the more expensive Craftsman models are really IR's with a Craftsman logo on them. :)
     
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    I have one of the Home Depot Husky impacts (the cheaper one) and it SUCKS!!!. I have to turn the regulator on my tank way up to get it to have any torque at all. My old cheap a$$ china impact that cost $25 made more torque then this Husky I have now.

    I have used 2 different IR's in the past and they ROCK!!!!!!!!!! When I get in a position to replace my junk Husky it will be with one of the good IR's.

    Harley
     
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    IR...keep it oiled and it love you long time.
     
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    I've had an IR 244 for several years. It works great, my only complaint is that it tore up some of my cheep impact sockets and broke a few chrome ones. I guess that's not really a bad thing, though:D
     
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    ive got the IR 2135ti, had it for about 2 years, only let me down once and thats when i threw it across the shop and the bottom broke where the air fitting is, gave it to the MAC guy and i got a new one warranty. now just about every guy in the shop has one, its well worth the money
     
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    yet another vote for the 2135Ti.

    i havent found a bolt yet that will stop it. it'll either take it off the right way, or it'll snap it off.
     
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    Our Chicago Pneumatic has worked great so far.
     
  20. jarheadk5

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    Yep...:doah:
     

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