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Old 09-18-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default craftsmen 1/2" impact gun $20

that's harbor freight pricing for a chinagun

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...1x000001&aff=Y
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Even at the regular price its a good deal.

If you dont mind lets talk cordless impact guns. Anyone have one?
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Even at the regular price its a good deal.

If you dont mind lets talk cordless impact guns. Anyone have one?
I use a Makita cordless down at our shop. 14 something volts. Had it for years and it still works great. Saves a shitload of time.

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that's harbor freight pricing for a chinagun

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...1x000001&aff=Y
Awesome, thanks. I am going to Sears at lunch.
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Do they make clutch type impact guns?
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I have used the cordless impact gun sold at PepBoys under the Goodyear brand at the race track and it's never failed. There's at least three of them among our paddock mates and it is definitely a tool worthy of track duty.
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I have used the cordless impact gun sold at PepBoys under the Goodyear brand at the race track and it's never failed. There's at least three of them among our paddock mates and it is definitely a tool worthy of track duty.
Good to know. I saw one on ebay and wondered about the quality.
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I have that same impact gun in my garage, it cant hardly take anything over 70 ft/lbs off. I would spend the extra penny and get something a bit better.

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I have the craftsman and it blows. Its good for **** once its loose but isnt the whole point of an impact gun to get high torqued stuff? I hardly use it.

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Which gun, the threadjack cordless or the Sears pneumatic?
BTW I went to Sears at lunch and the salesman would not give me the web price since it was not listed in their sales flyer.
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I have a 100$ chinagun from Harbor Freight.. That piece of crap can't take off lug nuts, couldn't the day I got it. Exchanged it for another, same story.

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Which gun, the threadjack cordless or the Sears pneumatic?
BTW I went to Sears at lunch and the salesman would not give me the web price since it was not listed in their sales flyer.
Buy it online, Select in store pickup then go back and get it. Make sure you get the same sales douche.
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I'm on my second $20 HF 1/2" gun. The first lasted over 10 years before just wearing out. They're cheaper to buy new than to repair, but I've never had them fall short of the torque I need, even if they're not near the rating. That's w/o an inline filter- just regular oil. The only thing I've ever come across that needed mega torque to remove were axle nuts - which I just use a pipe and breaker bar with.
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I have a sears 1/2" impact and it rocks. It isn't the one listed in the link.

This is it:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...9983000P?mv=rr

With any airtool you need a substantial compressor to run in. None of the small oil-less compressors are worth crap when it comes to big air tools. My impact consumes about 7cfm @ 90PSI. Not too many small compressors will keep up with that. I've got a 60 gal tank and it takes no time for the impact to cycle the compressor.

This is my compressor:
http://www.deltaportercable.com/Prod...roductID=11527

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Buy it online, Select in store pickup then go back and get it. Make sure you get the same sales douche.

Exactly. I went with in store pick up and had an email saying it was ready to be picked up almost right away.

Either that or go in, ask to use a store computer and place the order right in front of the guy. Then thank him for letting you do his job.
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I have used the cordless impact gun sold at PepBoys under the Goodyear brand at the race track and it's never failed. There's at least three of them among our paddock mates and it is definitely a tool worthy of track duty.
I use it that one too at the recommendation of a buddy. You see them all over our AutoX grid.
Its great for the price, although mine seems to weak to break the lugs.
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that's harbor freight pricing for a chinagun

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...1x000001&aff=Y
I just paid 33
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Sorry for the thread jack, but I got a question for everyone. I'm on my second $50 china gun from HF. The first one I could overpower it with my hand, second one isn't much better. It won't break the lugs on my truck (Toyota 4x4). I am going to be redoing all of my bushings soon, and I imagine there will be quite a few heavily torqued, 18 year old bolts. I have been prepping them with PB Blaster. My Q is, what gun should I get? I need the cheapest one that will get the job done. Any suggestions? Oh BTW, I have a craftsman 22 gal. 6.4 scfm @90psi.
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Need more compressor.

Any decent impact will consume more air than your compressor can deliver. Look at the specs of the impact you are going to buy, generally I have found that the cheaper the impact the more air it consumes as well. I also run my impact at around 120psi as well.
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I'm bummed a new impact gun is cheaper than a new compressor.

Thanks
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You could try an electric corded 1/2" impact.
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