I've had this gun for about 4 years now and it's been able to handle everything I could throw at it. No problem with the standard tire rotations but I was most impressed when it didn't even struggle when removing suspension bolts that hadn't moved in 11 years. Not sure why all the bad reviews? I will say that the gun is weak if not attached to a proper air supply.
This impact is a great price and feels good while using but it has no power. I tried to remove the lug nuts off a mini van and it wouldn't budge them. I ended up using a 3/8" breaker bar to loosen them. I had the same problem with lugs on a Silverado truck. After I reinstalled the lugs with this impact I feel I used the torque wrench more than I should have after using an impact. I have never had a problem with Craftsman tools in the past but this tool doesn't cut it and I am ashamed of Craftsman for that. I thought I just had a lemon tool but after reading other reviews I'm not alone.
I purchased a used one on **** a few years ago and that one impressed me with plenty power to do any front end work I needed . The biggest challenge was a '93 Grand Cherokee. Spun the 25 year old axle nuts right off .
After many years of using the gun it finally failed . What did I do , right to Sears to purchase the exact same gun . It was on sale also .
The first was used and it lasted many trouble free years . After doing a little research on Marvel Mystery Oil , I found that people had used it to bring their air tools back to life . I never threw my old gun out to save it for parts .
After a soak of a couple days the gun is back in action with as much power as always .
The most important thing is to keep it WELL OILED !! I also boost the pressure to around 120 .
I had upgraded to this wrench after my previous craftsman was defective right out of the box. I got my hopes up with this gun for its light weight, its finish, and it's advertised 400 ft pounds of torque. I work in a service shop and this wrench lasted 3 cars doing just fine until the trigger jammed. I exchanged it for another one and the same issue. I look forward to picking up the Pro series wrench in a few days. Hopefully that one holds true. If not, then I myself will never buy another craftsman air tool