Just keep it charged up, but remember to disconnect the battery while not in use ,and store the two in your handy tool box on your truck, or the trunk of your car, (and a set of impact sockets) there a life savor and the price is right, It's a win, win tool to appreciate!.
This is the second impact in under a year the battery will not hold a charge, the first battery took forever to replace now the second battery is the same as the first, went to store and had no help with replacing it
Worked like a champ. I charged the battery when I took it out the box. Saw some reviews about poor battery life but not in my case. Since charging, I have rotated two tires on the van, removed and replaced blades on my riding mower and removed and repaired a tire on my trailer. Still has plenty of juice and torch left. Had a cross threaded stud on one of my wheels and could not get the bolt off by hand. Bought this and bolt came off like a hot knife cutting butter.
I picked one of these up to do some suspension work on my 1/2 ton P/U front end. (changed out strut assemblies, upper and lower ball joints and tie rod ends) It handled everything amazingly well including the wheel lug nuts! Broke loose strut mounting bolts that are factory torqued to 351 ft. lbs. with seemingly little effort. I am completely satisfied and quite frankly surprised at the performance of this impact wrench. Some of the best money I've ever spent as related to a tool purchase!! It actually out performs my pneumatic impact wrench. Love it!! If you need one, I highly recommend.
poor power but of using my hand
I love this tool and I have done myself a big dis-service for not buying it sooner. It was always on my to buy list and I made the leap when I could not break some rusty wheel nuts on my boat trailer. I had a 2 foot cheater bar and could not break the nuts!! So i went to sears and picked this up and brought it home and broke those nuts with a push of the trigger. SMILE!!
This purchase was to replace an old, well used 19.2 that I have used for many years. I bought a two pack battery with charger for my old drill, then several months later the clutch went bad. Great tool, these are soon to be replaced by a new model, so I bought this to go with my 4 tool, same battery kit. Saved some money and upped my cordless arsenal to 5 tools.
I was looking for an impact wrench for the occasional automotive DIY'er. Any of the well known brand name tools would not have absorbed their cost even over a couple of years, so I went with the Craftsman C3. No fancy Li-Ion batteries, super fast chargers, feather-light tool, a quadzillion ft/lbs of torque or brushless motors but a cost-effective tool that helps me doing my little jobs such as swapping out a shock or rotating wheels.
My needs are well below the rated 200 ft./lbs. so I was absolutely unwilling to pay a premium for the off-chance of tackling something really hard. Anything in I cannot approach with this wrench I would pass over to a professional mechanic anyway, so in summary I am pretty happy with what I got. All the fasteners I have encountered, including some rusted suspension bolts, were off in a breeze.
I was hesitant about buying this drill due to some of the negative reviews it received. After seeing it on sale for a inexpensive price, I thought I would buy it and give it a try. I usually rotate the tires of my vehicles. I commute to work and put 40K miles on my car every year. I have a 2015 Kia Optima SX. I have rotated the tires several times on my car using a standard lug nut wrench. After doing it for a while I thought I would cut my work time shorter by using an impact drill. Once I used my C3 19.2 Volt Drill, it significantly cut the time it took me to rotate my tires by less than half. I used to take about 40 minutes to rotate my tires. It only took me about 10 minutes to rotate all 4 of my tires using the drill. The drill removed the lug nuts effortlessly. I tightened all the lug nuts with the drill. When I used a lug nut wrench to tighten the lug nuts more after using the drill to tighten them, I noticed the lugs were already tightened to the torque I usually tighten them to. I was very impressed with the drill. I would definitely recommend this drill for typical jobs. The drill is light and practical and worked like a champ once I charged it right out of the box.
I bought this to rotate tires and it is perfect for that. It's actually more powerful than my 15 year old corded high end Makita. I have a 4ah XCP battery and it lasts forever. I'm guessing I could do 30 or 40 sets of 4 wheels. I will also say there has never been a lug nuts it would not take off.
I had to either purchase a Wrench Kit, or rent one for removal of tires installed by mechanics in love with using there own torc wrench. Never fails, anyway I had to get at both struts on my Sebring and this Craftsman did the trick. Just be beware of metric bolts on Chrysler cars made in Canada, surprise guess what I had to purchase. Anyway make sure that you check out Sears first for Craftsman products, many of the local brand Hardware stores will also sell Craftsman tools. But at higher prices, I ended up getting this kit for just sixty one dollars including shipping free.
Renting a wrench would have been forty-nine dollars per four hours, and it took me a whole day to do these struts do to being metric, and one side being very rusted on. However Liquid wrench did the trick along with this wrench kit, just make sure you charge up the battery first. Not bad for the price, very pleased...I am a DYI and not a mechanic. God Bless.
Awesome tool to keep handy around the garage.
You no longer need to have a big air compressor, hoses, and an expensive air impact wrench. The Craftsman C3 19.2-Volt Cordless 1/2" Wrench Kit replaces all that with a tool that uses the same batteries as your other Craftsman C3 tools. I used it to change the tires on my F350. These are big 8-lug wheels. To break loose the lug-nuts you need a well-charged battery, but this Impact Wrench does the job. My battery ran down enough after changing 2 1/2 tires that it could no longer break loose the lug-nuts so I needed to change batteries to do the last 1 1/2 tires. I don't believe this is a problem since I have plenty of these batteries from my other tools. Don't forget that you need impact-rated sockets to use this tool safely.
Remember, too, that you can easily carry this tool with you in your car and you can use it for other jobs like driving big wood screws when building a deck.
Excellent impact wrench! Help removed stubborn blade nut on my Craftsman 33" mower! Used it a few times already and it's been great!
The impact gun has enough power to take off the lug nut
Powerful tool that gets the job done and easy to handle.