I've had this for about 5 years now. At the time, I was looking for a good, reasonably affordable impact wrench and saw this at Sears. I bought it to take off some 36 mm axle spindle nuts of a Honda Accord. They came right off! The compressor I used was a Sears 25 gallon Craftsman Professional with a 3/8" - 50 ft. black rubber hose. I was going through the manuals and instructions for my tools and found the one for this impact wrench and it stated if the hose was going to be longer than 8 feet, then to go with a 1/2" hose. This would be something to keep in mind when purchasing this to compensate for pressure loss from long hoses. I had been using this wrench just fine for years. Great impact and affordable. It is also lightweight in comparison to a lot of other 1/2" impact wrenches. If you want to go with more torque, then I would get the IR 2135TIMax. It has 200 ft. lbs more torque than this one. Otherwise, you can't go wrong with this Craftsman 1/2" composite impact wrench.
Im a hydraulic tech and used the gun m thru f oiled it everyday. I went thru 3 in less then a year always the same problem broken vanes. The vanes in the gun are plastic and the rotor metal.
Got this impact gun at 50% off. Very powerful and very quiet I'm quite satisfied
Haven't used it extensively but for what I have it works well. No remorse on the purchase. Like any guy out there I played with the tool before fully reading any directions or warnings so hearing the 'balls' rattle around at the air intake concerned me until I read that they were normal and part of the sound suppression. Happy with my purchase.
good for med use not shop use
Impact gun works very well for the price it's a good buy for your average weekend project.
My husband was pleasantly surprised at how much torque this had. It does rattle when shook but there is a note in there stating why. Don't be alarmed like he was! It has to do with newer technology.
it worked great, for two weeks. then it just quit running. it's a waste of money.
This impact gun is trash truck juice... had it for 2 months and it broke on me... took it to a sears repair shop & they had it for 3 months just got it back and it's still not fixed not to mention every time I call to check the status of my impact gun customer service couldn't never help me and they bounce me around with the same 2 phone numbers that was provided... never again will I buy a craftsman air tool.... EVER!!!!
This is my first impact upgrade from a cheaper impact gun. I got it on sale for about 50% off making it an even better deal. I haven't run into anything it can't handle so far, even though I am only using a 10 gal compressor. I can't say that about my previous Impact wrench. It is also reasonably quiet in comparison. I have only had it for a few weeks so durability is still unknown but I expect it will hold up just fine based on my usage.
Did the job that we had for it.
Powerful and quiet
Works fine for removing lug nuts. Grip is comfortable also.the gun is light and small enough to get into smaller places. Don't need a large air compressor to operated the Impact wrench.
The air hose hit my son in the face when the threads holding the quick disconnect fitting slid right out of the handle. Everyone was dumbfounded - never saw such a thing. Triggers and bearings going bad, but never threads.
Not a good investment especially for constant use. Lasted for 3 light jobs and quit working. Definitely wouldn't recommend.
I is a good value for what I paid after getting my rewards and it being on sale it was a little under $63.00 so the price was great and it works fabulous and the new technology makes it quiet and powerful . I would recomend it to anyone..
I am a backyard mechanic and like to work on my car at home and have bought this tool to make the work easier. This is a great piece of tool. For the price, you cant beat it. It is very durable and reliable.
Normally I like Craftsman tool, but this was a bit of a disappointment. after a few uses, the bearings fell apart and the trigger quit working.