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Old 12-29-2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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Air Impact Wrenches

What's your favorite?
Where can I get one?

I see a variety of offerings from 300ft/lbs to 1000ft/lb+
I mean isnt over 1000ft/lb excessive?
How much do I need for an average car with minor or medium rust?


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Shoot I got a craftsman pro running at 90 psi that does mostly everything I need on these fofo's. I have only came across one bolt so far that wouldn't come undone and it was the exhaust flange that connects to the flew pipe, but not even my impact gun would get it undone and it runs at 230 psi, and I ended up having to cut it off.

Yes 1000 psi is over excessive and expensive and needs a big air compressor to run it.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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Well I have a few random cars I have to work on ranging from my SHO being the oldest 1994 rust bucket and my 2009 Focus not rusty yet car.
With random stuff in between like a 04 Camry with 0 rust cuz it has 17k on the odo and a 05 Lexus ES330 with 100k and rust

What do you suggest? I have one of these compressors
http://www.homedepot.com/DEWALT/h_d1...atalogId=10053
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I have this gun, and use it every single day at work, and have nothing but good things to say about it. its lightweight, VERY powerful, and is durable. Read reviews on it, I haven't seen a negative one.

EDIT: I just looked at the compressor you are running, this gun will deplete the air in that with one blip of the trigger. If you want a powerful gun, you are going to need a MUCH larger compressor. No gun will be powerful with such little reserve. You will need something comparable to this, to really get full power while trying to break a bolt loose.
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...3&blockType=G3

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i have a craftsman i got from sears for close to 100 and its wonderful
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^^^ heres a link http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...84000P?prdNo=6

had it for about 2 years no problems
heres the compressor i have running it...its been really good too really good combo for small and medium jobs
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0000P?prdNo=17
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^^^ heres a link http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...84000P?prdNo=6

had it for about 2 years no problems
heres the compressor i have running it...its been really good too really good combo for small and medium jobs
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0000P?prdNo=17
That's a good setup, if you are looking to spend a little less on a gun, that would be the way to go

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I like that impact wrench. not many tools get all 5 star reviews.

Now the compressor.. I'm not liking how it'll crap out or have things wrong here and there.
I'm all for Craftsman hand tools but anything else seems to be a bit iffy
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Like I told you earlier Ray, go with the Rigid.
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Not enough SCFM from that Rigid one

hows this Porter Cable?
http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-C...688129&sr=1-10
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