Let's talk air tools

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by 76_TypeLT, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I had a cheap Chinese 1/2" impact wrench. It didn't have the power to loosen my Chevy lugnuts. I gave it away and bought an Ingersol Rand Thundergun. The difference is amazing.
    With air tools, cheap Chinese ones are usually a disappointment.
     
  3. Scatter

    Scatter Veteran Member

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    I really like my Kobalt impact gun.

    The Honda Accord balancer bolt was is tight. I think around 200 ft pounds and it removed it with no problem....3 other guns cheap failed to remove it.
     
  4. Mr.SS

    Mr.SS Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I have two IR titanium guns and blue point ratchet, die grinders and air hammer. I have a little IR air grinder but for heavy cutting and grinding I use electric.
     
  5. a550550

    a550550 Veteran Member

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    Yup--thats why I said to buy a good impact!
     
  6. 76_TypeLT

    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good impact, roger that! I can see how you'd want a better impact since it is a higher torque tool as opposed to grinders or ratchets.
     
  7. BusDriver

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    My current fav is my 90deg die grinder. Useful to clean, de-rust, grind, cut... For body/metal work it's awesome.
     
  8. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Just liek hand tool, cheap ratchets suck. I have IR 1/2" impact and 3/8" ratchet. My other tools are more or less throw away cheapos. Home hobbiest, not a pro.
     

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