I purchased this product, and I'll have to add that it has a lot of power. At first, I was skeptic about it because I was always going for the top name brands like Mac and Snap-on. I work in a body shop, and very often I have to remove the tires from a vehicle to repair wheel-well openings on the quarter panels and fenders. Before, I was using the MG725 Snap-on impact wrench to remove tires. I had it for over a year, until it started giving me problems, since I didn't buy it new, but used for $200.00 dollars. I wasn't going to pay close to $600.00 dollars for a new one, which I think is absurd. Instead, I came across the Craftsman Professional 1/2 impact wrench. I read the aspects on it, and as soon as I saw that it was equipped with 710 lbs of Torque, I had to get it. I tried it on a 2011 Dodge Ram Super Duty diesel truck, just for the heck of it. I was amazed that the impact wrench removed the lug nuts quickly with a 60 gallon air compressor.
Bad and I don't mean good !Mechanic since 86 . I love Sears, buy there all the time. And still will , but this gun has to be the worst I have ever had. First one felt weak so I returned it,and they gave me a new one. Another year has gone by and the gun is useless .Rated at 710 lbs ,8000 rpm, ,, it spins ,,, maybe 800 now !Never really seemed to have the advertized power ! VERY disappointed in this gun .
best value for everyday use
I do a lot of auto repair on the side at home, enough to call it a small business. This impact wrench has the power to versatility to get everything done with the speed I need. I really can't ask more of this unit. Grip is good. Construction is solid. Adjuster is of appropriate size and effect. This is one of my favorite craftsman purchases, and I have almost an entire garage of craftsman tools. When it comes to Craftsman, I elect their Professional line whenever possible, and it has always paid off for me in the end.
I bought this gun to replace the cheap-o impact gun that my shop bought me (which had no place being in a shop). After a few hours of research and comparing the price against other top brands (IR, S-O) I decided to give Craftsman the benefit of the doubt. Initially my biggest concern was that it was not made in America, but after looking at leading competitors specs I found that not many impact wrenches were made in America, odd.
Took it to the shop the following day, not knowing what to expect in terms of performance. I got a pleasant surprise when I plugged this thing in, the power is unreal. It has no problem holding it's own against the IR & S-O guns used by my peers, at a fraction of the cost. This gun is significantly quieter than the cheap underpowered gun I had before, I didn't know it was possible to make impact's so muffled. I've used the IR and S-O guns, both of which sound like amplified velociraptors in comparison to the Craftsman Pro.
This gun packs the power required in a professional shop. The compact size & lightweight design are unbeatable, it can easily replace the need for a 3/8 gun. The "forward/reverse" switch makes this gun extremely easy to use with one hand, awesome feature. Being able to use it all day without getting a headache is a major bonus.
I've been using it for a month & a half now (longer than my previous gun lasted) with the same satisfaction as day 1. I highly recommend this gun for professional and DIY work, take care of it and it should last a long time.
As good as as big "profesional" brands but at half the price. Have used this in a professional setting pretty much every day for a year and a half... works awesome! Lots of torque no problems!
It's the best impact wrench I have use, this little impact wrench did not disappoint I would recommend to any one
My boyfriend said hes very happy with his Impact Wrench!!!
I am just starting out in my career as an automotive technician and this is a must have. I have used this everyday for a year and it works great.
Great Impact for the price
very powerful and it tightened and loosened all my nuts
has great power. has the backing of craftsman. works great
Works great, light weight, plenty of power
This is good power for a good price.
I purchased an air compressor which came with a different model impact driver. The air compressor was not enough to power the impact driver which accompanied it nor was it able to break loose lug nuts.
I returned all of them, purchased a better compressor and this impact driver. It loosens even the tightest bolts and nuts. This is the one to have if you want one which works. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a storage case for when its not in use but that doesn't effect the operation so I'm giving it 5 stars.
I have used this professionally for a bit over two years. I have been very pleased with the performance and power of the Craftsman product. No down time or repairs as of yet, so it has saved me time and especially money when you consider what one of comparable performance sells for off the truck. Good job Craftsman!