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Craftsman 1/2in. Impact Wrench

Item# 00916882000P | Model# 16882 | Added on August 20, 2011 | Seller: Sears.com
Craftsman 1/2in. Impact Wrench
$49.99
$59.99
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Description Specifications
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 slpip
April 14th, 2015
Good design but poor quality control

I bought this tool with the tire maintenance kit for $49.99. The price is much cheaper than my Craftsman HD impact wrench and my CP impact wrench. Just don't know whether this wrench is powerful enough to handle wheel nuts or not. I had to overhaul this wrench with the trigger valve and spring, and added oil into the hammer chamber. There was no oil inside the hammer chamber when I took out the oiling screw. I also had to tighten the screw at the forward/reverse valve at the neutral position. Once I fixed these problems, the impact wrench works fine. What is the hack, I wait for Christmas when the price drop back down to $24.95 to get one more. If I can overhaul and fix the problem, it is a good tool for occasional use.

101 found this review helpful
Criticism
By enmane
March 1st
Gun needs a LOT Of tweaks to work - not worth it

In short, this gun "could" be a good gun however it starves for air. The trigger mechanism doesn't open the valve up enough - I played with it for days - I'm an Mech Engineer with a PhD and real hands-on experience - I know how to design and build tools - the valving mechanism on this just starves it for air. As a test, take out the air inlet valve mechanism by 1- remove the inlet port (don't drop the exhaust silencing balls) 2 - pull out the spring and valve Now put the inlet port back in - hook up to your compressor. I found it has considerably more torque now. That's the easy part. I also found that the air into the air motor is restricted by poorly drilled holes. There are slots in the throttle control that don't get air because of misalignment of the air inlet hole and the throttle control body (control switch on back).

8 found this review helpful
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GARY KOROPATKIN
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July 26th
shannon910

Good product, good price

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I bought this to replace my campbell hausfield that has started to die over the past few months. I have a quick connect to it and it performs well. Good torque. I like the rubberized feeling. 1/2 inch drive. So far, so good. I love craftsman warranty.

July 14th via sears.com
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Jamesjr57

Nice impact

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Nice and light and still gets the job done

July 12th via mobile
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salvage1

Commercially used Home Owner Approved

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No better deal for the price. With proper care this tool will give you years of use. Craftsman 1/2" air impact pistol style impact gun is only out done by Craftsman 19.2v lithium ion 1/2" rechargeable impact gun.

July 5th via sears.com
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TERRA NAELITZ
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June 29th
KBaker8450

Stay Away

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Like others said, this is a poorly designed impact wrench that at best matched the power of a 12V drill. It's first really bad Craftsman experience I've had.

After pulling it apart and adjusting everything it almost tightened a lug nut past where I could with my finders... almost.

June 22nd via sears.com
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bjm534

Great product

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the product was as described on the website. It was pretty inexpensive for what you get and it did the job. I even used it with a small porter cable pancake air compressor. Only flaw I can see is that there's no way to tell how many ft lbs of torque your getting out of the thing. It would be nice if there was a gauge on there.

June 15th via sears.com
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Greasemonkee

Good value for price

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This impact has had no problems removing any lug i have tried it on. Is it 400 ft-lb's??....No way!.... For the price i feel this unit is more than adequate for an occasional user. Solid value

June 3rd via sears.com
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GA_Farmer

VERY WEAK

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I can hold the socket still with my bare hands. I wasn't expecting a powerhouse at this price, but with Craftsman on the side of it, I was expecting it to work. I'm returning it and hope for better luck with the replacement.

May 15th via sears.com
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GEONY

Very Poor

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With 150 PSI would not loosen lugs nuts.

May 10th via sears.com
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WJBinMD

Low Power

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Not Impressed

May 9th via sears.com
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ToddBlankenship

Won't remove lug nuts

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I bought this so I could rotate my tires. As other reviewers have mentioned, it won't remove lug nuts. Nice paper weight though.

May 3rd via sears.com
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Crusher8101

Inexpensive, not cheap

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The impact wrench wasn't very expensive but worked great. It's 400 ft lbs of torque easily removed shock absorber bolts that had been rusting in place for 17 years!

April 24th via mobile
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slayerofheaven

not a great gun

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This gun is light and feels good in your hands. And that's about the only thing it has going for it. Definitely an under powered impact wrench. I was unable to break loose lug nuts on cars at my job. Skip this impact wrench.

April 5th via sears.com
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john.magnus89

Very good product

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March 23rd via mobile
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enmane

Gun needs a LOT Of tweaks to work - not worth it

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In short, this gun "could" be a good gun however it starves for air. The trigger mechanism doesn't open the valve up enough - I played with it for days - I'm an Mech Engineer with a PhD and real hands-on experience - I know how to design and build tools - the valving mechanism on this just starves it for air. As a test, take out the air inlet valve mechanism by
1- remove the inlet port (don't drop the exhaust silencing balls)
2 - pull out the spring and valve

Now put the inlet port back in - hook up to your compressor. I found it has considerably more torque now. That's the easy part.

I also found that the air into the air motor is restricted by poorly drilled holes. There are slots in the throttle control that don't get air because of misalignment of the air inlet hole and the throttle control body (control switch on back).

March 1st via sears.com
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jsk52

does not work

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had one couple years back worked great bought a replacement and it did not work, i could hold on to an extension when it is on full blast and stop it from moving, returned it and got another one lasted one day before it happened again, sick of this do not buy this, go buy a better brand gun

February 24th via sears.com
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jdmflorida

SAVE YOU MONERY!!no power what so ever in a 5 minutes of use was sounding all wierd

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This craftsman impact is the weakest ever to be sold worldwide no power at all bought yesterday return it back today once I started using it started sounding like parts were broke inside you buy something cheap you get cheap return back immediately if you buy this save your money

February 23rd via mobile | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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henryovalle henryovalle
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February 12th
wishingiwasfishing

DOES NOT REMOVE LUGS TORQUED TO 105ft-lb

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Some people here mentioned that you get what you pay for, and that it does the job...NOT TRUE!

If an impact wrench can't remove simple lug nuts, that were recently torqued to 105ftlb, then it isn't sufficient for minimalists jobs!

January 25th via sears.com
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