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New tool review.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by POWERMAD, Feb 2, 2002.

  1. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    Talkin about the IR 2131 composite 1/2" impact.
    If you are in the market to buy an impact gun this bad boy is the one to get.
    Blows the Snap-on one that I had away, The Cornwell guy wouldn't even take my old one in as a trade in even though it had just been rebuilt. [​IMG]
    Smaller,lighter and this baby rocks.
    I am gonna get the 3/4" one next, one guy at work just got it and it is unfreakin believible.
    Tools ya gotta love em. LOL
    I just got a Starret Mic 2-4" for $99.
    3 anvils and standards, used but hey it it works and it retails for $270.
    Mechanics have 3 not 2 things in life that are always gonna be there.
    Death , taxes and a tool bill. LOL

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  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    my friend just got one, it's an awesome gun.

    --Scott, 1989 GMC Suburban 2500 4" lift, 36" TSLs
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  3. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    Hear that!
    I have a 3/8s IR composite version. Samethang but smaller-
    Out of the four 3/8 gunns I'v had/worn-out, this one is by-far the best. But it takes some getting used to the spin-down time. It likes to sling nuts and bolts across the shop if your not used to it. I keep mine packed with grease to slow the spin-down time a bit.

    I like my Snap-on 5100 1/2". The cushie grip one. It's tighter than the IR and has close (but less) power than the IR. - works for me. (Powermad is a diesel tech, thus he carries the big gunns)

    I would recomend getting the I/R 3/8s gunn as a first air-powered hand tool. You can thank me (us) latter...

    <font color=white>.</font color=white>Eric
    <font color=white>.</font color=white>Twizted
    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Twiztid on 02/03/02 12:00 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  4. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    I've got one of the older 3/8" ones and that is a pretty impressive lil gun.
    Where did ya pack it with grease?
    That is the only thing that bugs me, gettin cracked in the mellon with a 5/8" nut when the gun spins em off.
    LOL ya it does sling nuts and bolts all over creation.

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    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    There is a depressed zerk fitting by the anvil houseing, close to the handle, If I remeber correctly, left hand side. You need a needle zerk gun fitting to fill it.

    It'll blow the grease/oil out of the handle, so keep that inmind when you use your 1/2 gun to do intirior work.&lt;img src="http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/wink.gif"&gt;

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    Thanx I'll check to see if it has it.

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    have you tried the old ir244, it is also a deadly weapon
    will do headbolts on cummins

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
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    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    There are a couple of guys in the shop that have them and have had them for a long time and they are still hard hitters.
    When my Snap On 5100 wore out I paid $75 to have it rebuilt.
    I was realy dissapointed that it was still lacking in the oomph department when I got it back 2 months later.
    From now on the only air tools I buy will have an IR on the side.
    I was realy impressed with the 2131 when it burned the lugnuts off the steer axle on a rig Friday night.

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