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Craftsman 1/2in. Impact Wrench
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Craftsman 1/2in. Impact Wrench

Item# 00916882000P | Model# 16882 | Added on August 20, 2011 | Seller:
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Deliver the Right Force Each Time with 1/2in. Impact Wrench from Craftsman With a reliable single hammer mechanism, you can count on this Craftsman 1/2in. Wrench to deliver great results. Composite housing with a contoured grip are specially designed for your comfort. Use the ergonomically designed trigger to always be in control of this powerful impact wrench that has a maximum torque of 400 ft. lbs.
This powerful 1/2 in. Impact Wrench is easy to maneuver in your work area giving you greater control and gets the job done faster. With the exhaust running through the handle and directed away from your hand, it ensures safety coupled with internal silencing to reduce noise levels. 7000 RPM of free speed means it maximizes the torque output and minimizes your effort to give you a smooth, jerk-free run time after time.

  • Choose this Craftsman 1/2in. Wrench with internal silencing for performance that speaks for itself
  • Designed for comfort with two shot molded contoured grip and ergonomic trigger
  • Weighs only 4.2 lbs. so it is lightweight and highly portable
  • Sturdily designed single hammer delivers 400 ft. lbs. of max torque producing a free speed of 7400 RPM
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by Sesquipedalian101
December 30th, 2013
Bad Performance (See One-Star Reviews) Solved?

I read ALL the negative reviews and some of the positive ones. Even though the negatives "outweighed" the positives, I decided to take a chance. I reasoned this way... I already own two (2) impact wrenches -- one "cheap import," and a nice Ingersoll Rand. Unfortunately, they have taken up residence with my offspring -- and I'd really like them back. Enter the Sears offering. Despite the negative reviews, I figured they'd be new enough, and red enough, and pretty enough, that I could talk the boys into a "trade" and, with luck, get the good wrenches well hidden before they discovered my ruse. Best case, they might even work -- according to the reviews, about 38% (give or take) actually function properly... So, I bought two (2) wrenches for Christmas presents. One (1) of them worked quite well; one (1) could not have "impacted" its way out of wet paper bag! Fortunately, having the ability to compare a working wrench with a non-working wrench, I instantly spotted the problem! Hang on and pay careful attention here, there are some twists and turns on this ride! On the back of the wrenches is a selector lever. This lever is made out of plastic and it operates the forward/reverse function. Here's where it gets "Tricky": this is not just a simple "Y" valve; it is a "regulator," too! Moving it in the forward direction, one can feel a number of "detents" corresponding to various power settings. The catch is, the highest setting has no "detent"; you simply have to move the valve all the way to the end of its travel. Comparing the wrenches, I noticed the selector levers were loose! The lever on the "weak" wrench was so loose I could pull it off of the valve quite easily! It would travel through no more than three (3) detents and never reach the full power setting. Further examination disclosed an access hole on the bottom of the "well" where the lever couples up to the selector valve / regulator. When in the neutral position, this hole lines up with a set screw that is supposed to hold the lever in place. Snugging up the "good" wrench, I got nearly two (2) turns out of the set screw; the screw on the weak wrench yielded nearly three (3) turns! Once the levers were properly tightened, the wrenches went to working; even the function of the "good" wrench improved! The thing is, if I had purchased only the weak wrench, I might not have discovered the problem! When the instruction manual says that running the wrench for more than ten (10) seconds (without the socket turning) may damage it, there is no way this is the "Heavy Duty" tool touted in the sales literature! On the other hand, on a half (1/2) price sale, it's not a bad deal -- particularly if, as in my case, you can use it to ransom an Ingersoll Rand. Regardless, if you decide to buy one (1) and it does not work, make sure the selector lever is tight before you give up on it. Of course, this comment reflects only my personal experience; your mileage may vary. -101-

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by baboolu
April 7th, 2013
not what i expected.

I bought it because of it's rating 400 ft-lb. I was able to remove small bolt. then i tried to remove my brake caliper go. no power. I removed these bolts 2 years with hand.. I am very disappointed... junk.. what waste of money..

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For the price you can't beat it

14 days ago via
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Does what I needed around the house .Did excellent work on my cars.

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i returned this impact and got another(it was very weak).ive used the new 1 about 3 times in the last 1 1/2 years now this 1 seized up.this impact is junk.craftsman tools sure are not what they used to be

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Constantine Katos
21 days ago

No Power at All


This gun couldn't even take off a lugnut that was torqued at 118flb.  Supposedly this airgun had 400flp. This was a waste of money and time .

26 days ago via mobile
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1/2 inch. impact


this is great for people like me who have bad hands.and the price was great.i hope sears will sell more tools like this.thanks sears

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alan mcintyre
November 14th



this is a good tool for the money

October 29th via
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1/2" impact wrench


After reading all of the reviews for this item (including the ones that complained about this wrench not being able to break lug nuts), I decided to take the plunge and buy this. The main use for this gun will be for removing tires.

Once I got home I hooked it up and immediately tried to break loose a lug nut. The wrench couldn't do it. I double checked everything and the wrench still would not break the nut loose. Then I noticed I had a very tiny leak at the connector on my hose. I had my ear up to it and barely (I mean barely) heard an air leak. I tightened the connection up and tried the wrench again. The lug nut flew right off. I was ecstatic.

If you have the proper set up with no leaks, this wrench will be great for the home DYI'er.

October 9th via
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lack power


The impact does not enough power to even loosen lug bolt, it would be good household use. But for the price not a bad deal. Over all not bad.

October 9th via
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Great Tool:)


This item is very dependable. Takes off lug nuts with no problem. I would definitely recommend this item to purchase by others.

October 8th via
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Cant Complain


For the price point it is the perfect impact driver if you use it from time to time and not everyday but it is not designed to be used that much, but to provide novice users like myself and opportunity to afford a good impact tool. Craftsman is great at having the right grade for the right Person so that you are not sitting on a $200 tool that you don't use often. now with a $40 tool it's much easer to justify the purchase. Again great tool I would recommend it if you are not planning to user it daily or p[professionally.

October 3rd via
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impact wrench is my family tire change


fast , powerful, and lifetime guarett

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Had to return it


I bought this to help loosen some bolts holding the blades on my tractor mower deck. The wrench was unable to loosen any of the bolts. I have a lot of Craftsman tools, and have never had one that simply did not do what it is advertised to until this purchase. If you need an air impact wrench, read other reviews and find one that does not have the many negative reviews that this tool does.

September 3rd via
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1/2 impact


Please note for the average mech. this item will work for if you break the bolts loose. I torque all bolts on my vehicle and I could not get a 85 foot pound torque wheel off the car with out breaking free first. I have a 400 psi compressor and only 50ft hose. My last impact was from IR and im going to get same item.Worked everytime.

August 25th via
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This impact is a piece of junk


What is the purpose of an impact? To loosen tight bolts, right?
This thing cant. I can do it myself with a 3/8" drive ratchet, but this impact cant. Long story short, it is completely worthless.

August 18th via
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1/2 Impact


Great job and very handy

August 14th via
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Great tool


This a great tool. 500lbs pounds of torque is good enough to get any lugs nuts off. Lightweight and easy to use with great ergonomics. Not a professional wrench but will do for the every now and then user.

July 28th via
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For the price, not bad...


With a sale price, SYWR coupons, and surprise points, I paid $17 for this gun. If you keep that in mind, this is a pretty good bargain. I went over the gun and tightened the screw mentioned in another review prior to putting the gun into service. This gun is being fed by just a small 3 gallon craftsman air compressor, not exactly ideal for an impact, so keep that in mind as well. The gun will bust loose lug nuts, mower blade spindles, and old rusted lugs on my boat just fine. I would guess it can bust loose around 150 ft/lbs. I checked all the fasteners that I tightened with a torque wrench, and they were all around 130 ft/lbs. Not even close to what the gun advertises, but hey, it was $17. I'll keep it around until I can afford something better, but for now, I'm pleased. I would like to try the gun with a bigger 60 gallon compressor, as that's what it needs to operate properly. My little 3 gallon would run the gun for maybe 7 seconds and then turn on to try to keep up. This will work for loosening a single nut or two, but I won't be doing 5 lug nuts in a row with this setup without waiting for my tank to refill.
Pros: good small impact for the price, looks sharp, good fit and finish
Cons: Eats a ton of air compared to other impacts, not even close to torque rating of 400 ft/lbs

July 16th via
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A little weak...


After points and on sale... I got this for a deal nobody would pass. I heard bad reviews on this so I gave it a few tries this weekend. I was able to bump all 3 blades off my tractor with ease. I normally use a 3 foot breaker bar. I also test fired it on 1 lug nut on a tire that has not been removed for 10 years. Took two shots before it wisked it off. Guess I got lucky with this one.

July 16th via
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