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.
The power!! great impact wrench for the Garage
The plus side to this impact is that it is light and quiet. It also has a swivel air fitting. It has a reasonable amount of torque. The negative is that it worked for a couple days and then died. I am a professional mechanic and I hoped that this impact would work in a limited capacity for light assembly work. It doesn't seem to be reliable for every day duties. I am going to return it ASAP for a replacement.
Powerful an quiet no better combination
I bought this for my daughter. As always craftsman has a great quality product and the price was a steal. I would definitely recommend this product and My daughter was definitely happy.
This is a replacement impact wrench as the trigger on the old one failed (common problem) after many years of ownership/use. I have another, less powerful Craftsman impact wrench that puts out 340 lb-ft of max torque, It is much older and has been very reliable (only oil it before use), but it cannot remove lug nuts put on by the Ford dealer's mechanics as they almost always over-tighten them. This one has plenty of power for removing these lug nuts and suspension parts on my Focus and my son's classic Cutlass. I use the second forward setting for installing the lug nuts and tighten with a torque wrench, and this works perfectly.
I have an older Craftsman oilless compressor that puts out 6.4 CFM at 90 psig, and I have a Craftsman 3/8 in. rubber air hose with 3/8 in. quick connect fittings so there is plenty of air to run both of these wrenches. I purchased online and picked up in store at half the regular price. I only gave it 4 stars because of the trigger issue on the old one which hopefully has been addressed on this newer version.
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