1/2" impact wrench

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Old 09-22-02, 09:22 AM
gowitheflow
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1/2" impact wrench

I'm going to buy a 1/2" impact air wrench. I would like your opinions on those I've seen in the $30 to $40 range with 230 ft/ lbs of torque. Would they be suitable for occasional auto repairs , including breaking lug nuts.

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Gerald
 
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Old 09-22-02, 12:43 PM
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Hello gowitheflow, yes it really should work well for your purpose. The difference is how long the tool will properly operate in daily continuous use.....Mike
 
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Old 09-23-02, 09:48 PM
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gowitheflow:
I have owned a $40.00 impact for over ten years and bought a replacement only because I dropped it and broke the socket retainer.
My new one was only $30.00 on sale, is a bit smaller, but has as much power as my old one.
I have an extensive collection of cheap air tools and get very good service from them.
 
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Old 09-25-02, 06:40 PM
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A word to the wise. Whatever price you pay for that air tool rather it be an impact wrench, or grinder, remember to inject a small amount of "air tool" oil down the air inlet fitting of the tool every so often and run that tool until you see some oil coming out of the air exhaust holes. This will keep that tools air veins (that make the tool spin) from sticking. This is from experience. Doing this whenever you are going to put the tool away for any length of time will ensure that the tool will not become rusty due to moisture in the air supply.
 
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Old 09-26-02, 07:22 AM
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Thanks for the info on the impact wrench. I'll go ahead and buy one in this price.

Thanks

Gerald
 
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Old 09-26-02, 09:14 PM
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It's amazing how much crap gets in these tools.
If I think I won't be using a tool for awhile I will run WD-40 through it, let it all blow out and then give it some air tool oil.
This seems to keep them running well.
 
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