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).
Won't even take the lug nuts off of a passenger car--Almost worthless but what can you expect for $29.99
I picked up this impact wrench at the store to take advantage of the *************. You don't have to run all over the store to get your item.
I got this thinking craftmans would be good. They stopped making a part for my old one. What a waste of money. Has NO POWER...
Will not turn auto lug nuts
Bought this as a gift for my father in law and he is in love with it. Good, sturdy design, nice weight but not too heavy. Feels very comfortable to use
Impact works great !!! This tool is the real deal !!
Did not realize that I needed a larger tank to operate this successfully. Also requires oil to get it up and running so make sure you get that also. It automatically tries to add a 50ft 3/8" hose to your cart when you order this. It says right in the manual for this item that a 3/8" hose should not exceed 25ft. Using a longer than 25ft hose will impede the performance. Seemed like a good piece of equipment though.
Good quality impact. Doesn't quite push the torque as advertised, but can still brEakins lug nuts loose.