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Harbor Freight Earthquake Impact Wrenches - 1/2" $55.98 AC, 3/8" $39.02 AC, B&M only, YMMV

theOriginalGuru 605 July 13, 2011 at 07:26 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (8) More Harbor Freight Deals
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SHORT VERSION:

1/2" drive Earthquake Impact Wrench, normally $99.99 is now $69.97 -20% = $55.98 AC + 1 freebie
3/8" drive Earthquake Impact Wrench, normally $89.99 is now $48.77 -20% = $39.02 AC + 1 freebie
1/2" drive Earthquake Air Ratchet Wrench, normally $89.99 is now $59.95 -20% = $47.96 AC + 1 freebie
3/4" drive Earthquake Impact Wrench, normally $279.99 is now $199.97 -20% = $159.98 AC + 1 freebie

These are on clearance and being discontinued. Get a 20% coupon and 1 free item coupon at the thread linked at the bottom of this post. This is limited stock, B&M only, so add your local sales tax to the price.

LONG VERSION:

I found out that the Earthquake series impact wrenches were being discontinued. They are no longer available online and the only available stock is what is in-store now. These impact wrenches are very powerful (the 1/2" drive one claims 625 ft-lbs max torque) and all the reviews I've seen have been favorable. I had been eyeing them for a while. Hearing that they were discontinued, I decided to go to the store and pick one up with this $69.99 coupon someone posted:

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=40910540&postcount=1206

The shelf price tag was $99.99, but while at the cash register, the item rang up at $69.97 and the cashier told me I don't need the coupon. I asked her, "then, can I add a 20% coupon on that?" and she said "yes, I think it should work" and so i gave her a 20% off one item coupon (I have a stack of these in my wallet) and sure enough it took 20% off for a final price of $55.98 + tax!!!!!!! I also had a free with purchase coupon so picked up a free multimeter as well. This is by far the cheapest price I've ever seen on these impact wrenches.

I then went back into the store and asked them to price check the 3/8" Earthquake impact wrench which was listed for $89.99. It rang up at $48.77!!! I suspect the 20% should work as well and give a final price of $39.02 + tax.

The guys at HFT did say those were probably the last of them. So, YMMV because this is limited stock; might want to call your local HFT and verify stock and ask them to hold it for you.

Here are links to the products:

1/2" Earthquake Impact Wrench [harborfreight.com]

specs:
* Twin-hammer delivers more torque to the anvil, less vibration
* Six speed regulator
* Forward/reverse
* Protective rubber boot
* Maximum torque: 625 ft. lbs
* Torque range: 40 to 400 ft. lbs
* Free speed: 6600 RPM forward, 6800 RPM reverse
* Air consumption: 4.7 SCFM

3/8" Earthquake Impact Wrench [harborfreight.com]

Get your 20% off one item coupon and a "free with purchase" coupon here:

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1276399
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#2
Just FYI, the HFT "Earthquake" impact wrenches seem to be an imitation of the Ingersoll Rand IR232TGSL "ThunderGun":

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/...269_370269

and with this deal, at basically 1/5 the cost.
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#3
Interesting. My local store just restocked all the "Earthquake" guns, a full shelf. I'll go check it out.
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#4
I love the 1/2" - it's my go-to impact for day to day jobs where I don't want my more powerful and quieter IR being banged around and worn. These things are much quieter than their price would dictate, along with the usable power. I know of no standard automobile bolt they can't remove fairly quickly (seconds), including crank. I do run 3/8" hose for air tools though and run the rated 90psi (air supply matters a lot).

I think I paid $60 or so - well worth it. I wonder why they're being discontinued - I assume they mostly move the junk $30 units. I also see they have MANY other 1/2" models now on their site.

Edit:
No news on their air ratchets? They'd be nice to pickup and try.
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#5
I have the 1/2" version, got it for $60 around christmas time. If you read around you'll find that the EarthQuake series are one of the few quality HF items. The 13-drawer and 5-drawer rolling tool cart are also great products.
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#6
Hmmm this is probably what the a$$holio used to strip out my oil change plug.
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Quote from DealaMeal View Post :
Hmmm this is probably what the a$$holio used to strip out my oil change plug.
anyone who uses an impact gun to install drain plugs should be shot and you should never use their services again. taking off the drain plug is probably ok.
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Quote from Masejoer View Post :
I wonder why they're being discontinued - I assume they mostly move the junk $30 units. I also see they have MANY other 1/2" models now on their site.

Edit:
No news on their air ratchets? They'd be nice to pickup and try.
Rumor has it, they are going to release a new product line to replace the Earthquake series.

http://image.dirtrider.com/f/3750698...testing-13.jpg

On the left is the new impact gun, on the right is the IR232TGSL "Thunder Gun"... just a rumor.

No idea about the air ratchets though.... the 1/2" air ratchet is "in-store only" too, so might be worth price checking that to see if it is also marked down for clearance (look for the cents ending in "7").
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Quote from Masejoer View Post :
I love the 1/2" - it's my go-to impact for day to day jobs where I don't want my more powerful and quieter IR being banged around and worn. These things are much quieter than their price would dictate, along with the usable power. I know of no standard automobile bolt they can't remove fairly quickly (seconds), including crank. I do run 3/8" hose for air tools though and run the rated 90psi (air supply matters a lot).
I love my 1/2" drive EQ too, but it's definitely not the be all and end all of impacts. It would not BUDGE the crank pulley bolt on my Accord. I actually had to put it back together and drive it to a shop to use bigger tools. Their 1/2" drive wrench wouldn't move it either, but they had an IR IRT285B-6 - 1450 lb ft (!!!!). That got it off. Big Grin

Anyway, $100 is a solid value on this product. $70 is a great deal. $55 is stunning. If you need a pretty darned decent impact at home, this is a good choice IME.
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I love my 1/2" drive EQ too, but it's definitely not the be all and end all of impacts. It would not BUDGE the crank pulley bolt on my Accord. I actually had to put it back together and drive it to a shop to use bigger tools. Their 1/2" drive wrench wouldn't move it either, but they had an IR IRT285B-6 - 1450 lb ft (!!!!). That got it off. Big Grin

Anyway, $100 is a solid value on this product. $70 is a great deal. $55 is stunning. If you need a pretty darned decent impact at home, this is a good choice IME.
*shrug* I haven't done a honda (isn't it torqued down to around 150ft/lbs - more than most other makes?). I assume you had it setup for enough air delivery and pressure (3/8-1/2" hose with proper fittings)? I know a shop that uses the air at 120psi (at the gun with it free spinning) and they only occasionally run into an issue with removing crank bolts with a 1/2" impact. 3/4" impacts easily take care of anything else left over, but I haven't had to use it for any car parts yet. I'm also not regularly rebuilding shortblocks so should be fine although it would be nice to find a deal on an IR 2141.

Still the best value here, although I'm not sure it's good to be supporting a product design that was stolen from another company. I love it for the beater-factor though. They should clearance the 3/4 one for under $100 Stick Out Tongue
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#11
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3054577

I was able to get all 8 freebies from that thread. Just print em up......YMMV
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#12
Put me down for being in love with this bargain of an impact. Got mine for around $75 about 10 years ago when they first started carrying them. Still have it & still use it. Not daily, but at least monthly. I haven't run into a bolt it couldn't get off (or tear in half) yet.
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@dbuqye1221:

You photoshopped the expiration dates out of the freebie coupons? That's not cool.
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Quote from sooob View Post :
@dbuqye1221:

You photoshopped the expiration dates out of the freebie coupons? That's not cool.
i agree, but i don't think it matters. the cash register won't accept the barcode if it is expired. the only way to get those coupons to work is to get a manager to override. the store managers will know what these coupons are suppose to look like and if they notice the photoshopping, i'm pretty sure they'll ask the person to leave.

anyway, these freebie coupons are circulating all over the place; there's no need to photoshop them... i have so many of them i sometimes just hand them out to people waiting in line to check out.

Question to the owners of these impact wrenches: what's your air setup? what diameter hose(s)? compressor (SCFM?), what kind of connectors? (I think I'd like to get swivel connector for this) do you run it at 90PSI static or higher so that it's 90PSI when running?
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#15
Swivel connectors often kill performance of the wrench because of restriction.
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