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.
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).
Item seem to be very good. I would buy another one from you.
Chinese garbage! Cheapo plastic handle bent but would not move. Air leaked out all around rear seam. No power-would not work. Took back. This is more than once that Craftsman quality has tanked since they started going to China years ago. Craftsman is sticking to Sears as they both swirl downhill!
Great impact for my home shop/garage. Has never failed me. I have used Craftsman tools for about 35 years now. quality product. This review asked me if I received a free sample? I wish!!
Purchased 8 of these to give as gifts and not one of them would take the lug nuts off a car! They claim 400 ft. lbs. of torque and I torque my lug nuts at 110# so there's no reason they shouldn't have taken them off... DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!
Tore the gun apart, and drilled out the passages so more air pass thru, and now puts all the other to shame!!
Bought it for my grandson. He uses my all the time