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1/2 Inch Drive Impact Air Impact Wrench


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Old 06-01-2019, 05:34:50 PM
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Default 1/2 Inch Drive Impact Air Impact Wrench

Looking for a quality wrench not something I will use every dY and don’t need snap on quality !
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Default Re: 1/2 inch drive impact air impact wrench

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I bought a NEW Snap-On in about 1976 or 7 .... it would never hold a candle to an "IR".
It's still running ... but never had the balls of an "IR"
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:24:26 PM
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IR. You won't go wrong, some CP's, O.K. Some not. Pawn shops are a good source for some quality air impacts. Some times, divorce, losing jobs, etc force people to sell good quality air tools, for a fast buck. Also, Let the buyer beware.
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Is IR Ingersoll Rand ? Like I said don’t need it real often so Snap on out of ? Too much money !!
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I would be leery of anything built by Ingersoll Rand anymore. They have not built a quality product in the USA in well over 40 years. They have been outsourcing to China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan for years and that does not fly in my shop. That being said, three of my impact guns are made by Ingersoll Rand, and all of them are from the 1930s through 60s. Those goold old impact guns have their New York location cast into the housings. Imagine that a tool made in NY USA! My last resort impact gun is a 1950s 1" drive IR with 2200lb/ft torque capacity. The anvil itself is just over 11lbs. The total tool weight is over 40lbs and requires a 3/4" air line to operate. It runs very slow and makes a real good thump. I have yet to find a bolt/nut that it could not loosen. My go to impact is a DeWalt DCF899. You'd be hard pressed to find a better tool on the market today in cordless form.

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Looking air operated !
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K Tron is right about American built. Not saying there are none, now, but, you would be hard pressed to find one made totally in America, anymore. But a few good ones out there. Ask around some, too,
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:12:23 PM
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Bought my IR 17 years ago. Full time Dealer wrench. Never had it rebuilt and rarely oil it. Still does a great job! Just sayin..
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Still haven’t got s name from any of you !
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Check into Speedair, before I retired, they bought some 3/8" drive ones that were impressive. That was about a year before I left, so I don't know how well they have held up or what they paid for them.
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Just naught a Dwalt air operated $124.00 could not pass on the price !
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I've got a drawer full of CP, IR and B&D air tools that's I've acquired over the past 35 yrs. If I needed a new impact today I would head to Harbor Freight and grab an Earthquake model. Best value for the $$$
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Is IR Ingersoll Rand ? Like I said don’t need it real often so Snap on out of ? Too much money !!
Yes Ronny.... Ingersoll Rand
Find an old one at a yard sale.

PS ... I've got an old 12V Dewalt 3/8 drive that I just love. Handy & Light !
I was always an "Air" guy. The wife bought it for my birthday .. back around 2006 or so. I laughed under my breath ... thanked her & stuck it under the bench., Stayed there for a couple of years .. then one day I decided to dig it out from under other junk & try it. It amazed me & now I use the crap out of it. It will whack all the torque you want to put on 3/8 grade 8 bolts.

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If you find a CP make sure it is US. There is a canadian CP and it is not the same quality. I have a US 1/2" that have put on truck wheels ( wedge type ) to go down the street to the tire shop. They had to let their 3/4" impact pound hard to get them off.
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ronny; Can`t say which tool is the best , what they all need is a good supply of air, not just the pressure, but the volume, I use a bigger air hose and bigger fittings all seems to work well. Try it you mite like it. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925 Check my profile. Good luck
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Thanks for all the replies I purchased a Dewalt $124.00 I thought for a Dewalt good price decent tool !
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I use IR in a semi truck repair shop, the best. Just bought a Milwaukee fuel 1/2" impact and don't hardly use the air compressor at home now, a fantastic tool and one to take with you on tractor show hauls for changing tires if needed, leave the 4-way in the back just in case somebody steals your Milwaukee. A friend of mine even welded a nut to his landing legs on his gooseneck trailer and uses his M fuel, no more cranking. I can now go out to the tree row parts tractors and disassemble any time any weather.
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I bought a Chicago Pneumatic 1/2" drive back in 1972, and used it constantly for 9 years before i joinned the plumbers union. i have used it up until about 2 years ago, when i lost my garage. I still have it and it works great with 100 PSI and a 40 gallon reservoir to run it. Best $60 bucks I ever spent on a 1/2" drive! I have several 3/8 drives, one a Rodac power ratchet that will break your wrist if you are not careful, an Ingersol-Rand impact that will snap 3/8" bolts, another rodac power ratchet, 1/4" drive. All my ait tools operate off a 3/8 air hose. I am a bit old fashionned, and use Lincoln connecters. My sons swear by shrader, but they dont seem to last very long.
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