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Need a new 1/2 In impact #4517376
09/15/17 08:29 PM
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southern mo
ram_man Offline OP
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I have the earthquake impact from harbor frieght. I use it at work since its all I have right now. I know it's supposed to be very strong but we have a guy at work who owns a 30 year old ir and yesterday I had some lug nuts on an f150 that wouldn't come off his hit for about 6 seconds on each and they came off. I know the earthquake is made for a pro mechanic so I need suggestions on what to buy for a decent price. My last ir was reliable but wasn't very strong I want strong and durable.


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517378
09/15/17 08:33 PM
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Which Earthquake is it? Is it their $249 lithium ion 1/2" impact with 1270 rated lbs? I got one recently to use and then return (risk free trial or something) and it devastated every bolt and axle nut I needed removed.


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517383
09/15/17 08:39 PM
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SnapOn. Matco are made by IR. I have Matco and am pleased.


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517388
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ram_man Offline OP
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Sorry should have specified it is an impact I'm looking for


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517399
09/15/17 08:57 PM
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Do you have high volume fittings on it?


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517405
09/15/17 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: ram_man
Sorry should have specified it is an impact I'm looking for

an what impact? an AIR impact?


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: L_Sludger] #4517415
09/15/17 09:09 PM
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ram_man Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
Originally Posted By: ram_man
Sorry should have specified it is an impact I'm looking for

an what impact? an AIR impact?


Yes sorry I typed air and and it edited it I didn't catch it. Darn smart phones.


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517421
09/15/17 09:12 PM
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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517422
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The IR 231C is a good Impact, I've had several over the last 25 years. Loud, Heavy, Powerful, Durable.


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517432
09/15/17 09:20 PM
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I like my Aircat 1150 a lot. It is very strong, and priced right.


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517435
09/15/17 09:23 PM
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I would highly suggest looking at the MAC awp050. It has great power and amazing ergonomics. Will remove any fastener a high end 1/2 impact can expect to remove. The comfort and weight distribution of this gun is without a doubt the best on the market. I have had a coworker use mine and an hour later trade in a MG725 for it. PROTO also makes another version of it , geared more towards industrial usage. Second choice for a pneumatic wrench would be an IR231, nothing fancy about them. Their just very good all around guns. If you are interested in cordless , I find my Milwaukee fuel to be the best overall in its class. Great power , good battery life and hands down best warranty on the market.


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: Thax] #4517455
09/15/17 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: Thax
I have had a coworker use mine and an hour later trade in a MG725 for it.


Did the MAC truck just so happen to come by on the same day that your coworker borrowed yours ?

Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: Merkava_4] #4517456
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: Thax
I have had a coworker use mine and an hour later trade in a MG725 for it.


Did the MAC truck just so happen to come by on the same day that your coworker borrowed yours ?


Yeah , we all got a good laugh out of it. The MAC truck showed up as he was done using the impact . He was raving how much he liked it , and the truck appeared. He got a good deal on his new impact and my MAC guy gave me a cover for mine for"making" him a nice sale . Win if you ask me .


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517489
09/15/17 11:10 PM
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How often do you oil it?

My impact loses a lot of torque as it gets gummed up inside.


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Re: Need a new 1/2 In impact [Re: ram_man] #4517501
09/15/17 11:26 PM
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you should youtube the tests from harbor freight and Snapon... eye opening.


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