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With a patented power regulator and forward/reversing system built into the trigger, the Craftsman Pro Series composite impact wrench is designed for 1-hand operation. Maximum torque 711 ft. lbs; 1/2" torque drive; 1/4" air inlet; 3/8" minimum hose size. -StrawMan86

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This has never been this low. Usually sells for $149. These are quality. We use two already and I just bought a third at this low price. Not be confused with homeowner versions.

Wile most of the blowout deals expired today, it seems all tools have a further 15% Sears credit card discount (as opposed to the routine 5%) so I actually got it for $59. Then besides I bought a few other items to get the $15 on $100 in points, which everyone can get.

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Battery power is convenient but much heavier and bigger; they are good for using a few times where space is not an issue, like when rotating wheels. Air is good for jobs where you're using the tool for a while in tighter areas, like suspension work. My battery impact won't fit in wheel wells like my air impact will. Composite tools are nice because they are easier to hold up over your head for extended periods. A composite tool also hurts less when you drop it on yourself. :-)

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Milwaukee Fuel Impact 1/2 is 6 lbs, the lightest m18 battery (1.5 Ah) is 1 lb, totaling 7 lbs.
An Ingersoll Rand 2135 (composite and titanium) is 4 lbs.
This Craftsman gun is 4.25 lbs.

This gun looks pretty good and is light but I'm worried that the trigger power dial thing is not that sturdy. TU anyway!
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It sounds like your employer was using poor equipment and/or had a smallish compressor and hoses that handicapped the impacts' power. As long as you can supply them with enough air, a high quality pneumatic will still out-torque an electric. Some of the big boys are rated well over 2k foot-pounds.

In a shop with sufficient air supply, a pneumatic will be much smaller and lighter than equivalent electric, with the minor downside of dealing with the hose, which will make a big difference at the end of a long day.

However, most home-gamers don't have large enough compressors and lines, so for them battery electric makes more sense.
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It's a Union violation to use a tool to perform any work efficiently. Big no no ! Lol
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Why don't most shops just use batt power? When I worked on the railroad we'd be dragging around air impacts and the hung over foreman hated hearing the air compressor...I guess we all did. And then those wouldnt be powerful enough so now I'm dragging out the torch. Once I left I learned about the milwaukee impacts and jesus that would have saved us so much time and money. I'd use my personal guns now if I ever went back. This baby is rated at 720ftlbs, I doubt the ones we were using had that much power.
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Why don't most shops just use batt power? When I worked on the railroad we'd be dragging around air impacts and the hung over foreman hated hearing the air compressor...I guess we all did. And then those wouldnt be powerful enough so now I'm dragging out the torch. Once I left I learned about the milwaukee impacts and jesus that would have saved us so much time and money. I'd use my personal guns now if I ever went back. This baby is rated at 720ftlbs, I doubt the ones we were using had that much power.
Battery power is convenient but much heavier and bigger; they are good for using a few times where space is not an issue, like when rotating wheels. Air is good for jobs where you're using the tool for a while in tighter areas, like suspension work. My battery impact won't fit in wheel wells like my air impact will. Composite tools are nice because they are easier to hold up over your head for extended periods. A composite tool also hurts less when you drop it on yourself. :-)

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Milwaukee Fuel Impact 1/2 is 6 lbs, the lightest m18 battery (1.5 Ah) is 1 lb, totaling 7 lbs.
An Ingersoll Rand 2135 (composite and titanium) is 4 lbs.
This Craftsman gun is 4.25 lbs.

This gun looks pretty good and is light but I'm worried that the trigger power dial thing is not that sturdy. TU anyway!
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Why don't most shops just use batt power? When I worked on the railroad we'd be dragging around air impacts and the hung over foreman hated hearing the air compressor...I guess we all did. And then those wouldnt be powerful enough so now I'm dragging out the torch. Once I left I learned about the milwaukee impacts and jesus that would have saved us so much time and money. I'd use my personal guns now if I ever went back. This baby is rated at 720ftlbs, I doubt the ones we were using had that much power.
It sounds like your employer was using poor equipment and/or had a smallish compressor and hoses that handicapped the impacts' power. As long as you can supply them with enough air, a high quality pneumatic will still out-torque an electric. Some of the big boys are rated well over 2k foot-pounds.

In a shop with sufficient air supply, a pneumatic will be much smaller and lighter than equivalent electric, with the minor downside of dealing with the hose, which will make a big difference at the end of a long day.

However, most home-gamers don't have large enough compressors and lines, so for them battery electric makes more sense.
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I would be all over this deal years ago but the fact is most are moving over to battery power. I said most, not ALL. The M18 high torque 1/2 impact wrench from Milwaukee is rated at 1200ft/lb.

Go to a shop and you'll see battery operated tools are replacing air tools where it makes sense.

I'm still tempted but I haven't used my pneumatic tools in years. My big ass compressor sits in the corner to run my tire machine, pump tires, and blow dust! That's about it.
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Its made in Taiwan not China, I have never seen this for this low price, past SD posts showed this around $150 and a reviewer back in 2011 said around $130.
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Noob question, but is this considered a power drill? I need a drill to install curtains, but this is a "wrench"?
This is an impact wrench for automotive work. What you need for installing curtains is a regular old drill like this one [walmart.com], or maybe just a human powered screwdriver.
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Why don't most shops just use batt power? When I worked on the railroad we'd be dragging around air impacts and the hung over foreman hated hearing the air compressor...I guess we all did. And then those wouldnt be powerful enough so now I'm dragging out the torch. Once I left I learned about the milwaukee impacts and jesus that would have saved us so much time and money. I'd use my personal guns now if I ever went back. This baby is rated at 720ftlbs, I doubt the ones we were using had that much power.
It's a Union violation to use a tool to perform any work efficiently. Big no no ! Lol
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This is an impact wrench for automotive work. What you need for installing curtains is a regular old drill like this one [walmart.com], or maybe just a human powered screwdriver.
Thanks for the clarification.
Is this a good one for $80? I need one capable of drilling screws into drywall, and preferably last for years.

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Is this a good one for $80?

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Yes, Bosch is great, but way overkill for installing curtains. You might want to check out Bosch's compact 12v lineup.
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Yes, Bosch is great, but way overkill for installing curtains. You might want to check out Bosch's compact 12v lineup.
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It sounds like your employer was using poor equipment and/or had a smallish compressor and hoses that handicapped the impacts' power. As long as you can supply them with enough air, a high quality pneumatic will still out-torque an electric. Some of the big boys are rated well over 2k foot-pounds.

In a shop with sufficient air supply, a pneumatic will be much smaller and lighter than equivalent electric, with the minor downside of dealing with the hose, which will make a big difference at the end of a long day.

However, most home-gamers don't have large enough compressors and lines, so for them battery electric makes more sense.
I see it says it uses 5 (CFM), how big of a compressor/max psi would you recommend? Pretty sure I have a 5 gallon/150 psi in the garage.
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I see it says it uses 5 (CFM), how big of a compressor/max psi would you recommend? Pretty sure I have a 5 gallon/150 psi in the garage.
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You won't be using that for minutes of "impacting" at a time, few seconds per lug nut and whatnot, but to give you an idea, 1 gallon = .13 cubic feet of air, so you will have some 30sec of runtime before you empty the compressor you are mentioning.

In reality, It will be running constantly from sensing the fast rate of pressure drop, and if it is a noisy unit, that will seriously degrade the utility of this tool in a home garage environment.

You also need to count in the hose + fittings etc as an initial investment, and all of a sudden an electric impact wrench becomes more and more appealing.

Shops that run these a lot, have industrial-grade "centralized" air systems. Still typically pretty noisy, but won't kick in every other lug nut.
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