10 found this review helpful
Craftsman 1/2 inch composite impact Wrench - Great Buy!
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.
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Poor Warranty, good thing ************** is close by...
I bought this impact wrench believing that I made a fantastic deal. A 1/2 inch Craftsman Impact Wrench at this price, who could go wrong I asked??? Well, I discovered anyone who purchased this with the belief that Craftsman actually backed their tools with a quality warranty as I believed Craftsman would do would be the the people who went wrong. After 3 1/2 months of ownership, notice not use but ownership, this Impact Wrench had a major failure and all the bearings from the hammer/anvil are now floating around freely in the handle at the exhaust port. This is after only using the Impact Wrench at most on 5 different occasions. Well,actually the tool failed before the 3 months, but couldn't make it to Sears until after 3 months of ownership. Thinking that this was a Craftsman with a qualitywarranty, I felt no rush or pressure to hurry back for exchange....WRONG....I showed up at my local Sears, after an hour drive (no exaggeration, I live in the country), without my receipt, remember this was a Craftsman with a quality warranty , I was informed that since I didn't buy it with a Sears Card (another scam) that I had to have my receipt as Sears only had records of sales made with a Sears Card (find that incredible, slightly unbelievable), when asked why I neededthe receipt since it was a Craftsman, I was told that it only had a 3 month replacement warranty and a 1 year repair warranty and that the tool would get sent to Craftsman for repair. I asked for and spoke with the tool department manager and was less than satisfied with his attitude of "not my problem". Needless to say, I am now stuck with a tool that is completely worthless and looking at the price, I think it is a smarter move to buy a cheap Impact Wrench at ************** and simplyreplacing it when it fails, at the price of the Craftsman you could purchase several and have them longer than the lackluster one year repairwarranty provided by Craftsman. In short, I believe Craftsman should change their name to Crapsman as that is what you have if you buy this Impact Wrench, a piece of Crap....also you would probably have better luck playing Craps.....Good Luck and come on Lucky 7.