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 $600.00 dollars for a new one, which I think is absurd. Instead, I came across the Craftsman Professional 1/2 impact wrench. I read the aspects on it, and as soon as I saw that it was equipped with 710 lbs of Torque, I had to get it. I tried it on a 2011 Dodge Ram Super Duty diesel truck, just for the heck of it. I was amazed that the impact wrench removed the lug nuts quickly with a 60 gallon air compressor.
Bad and I don't mean good !Mechanic since 86 . I love Sears, buy there all the time. And still will , but this gun has to be the worst I have ever had. First one felt weak so I returned it,and they gave me a new one. Another year has gone by and the gun is useless .Rated at 710 lbs ,8000 rpm, ,, it spins ,,, maybe 800 now !Never really seemed to have the advertized power ! VERY disappointed in this gun .
I would rate this with NO STARS but it won't let me. Before I purchased it I read all the reviews, and was like
'there is no way that craftsman quality is so bad". Well I WAS WRONG. it looks good and feels good in the hand. that's it. Once I connected my air hose and squeezed the trigger I got a big 710 ft- lb of absolute nothing!!! no high powered torquay movement in my hand, or that wonderful whining sound of a wide open free spinning impact gun. All I got was the sound of some rushing air. That's it I made sure my compressor was on with a full tank of air ( 60 Gal @ 125 psi Regulator @ 90 ) and air flow was on. I have always been a craftsman guy and bought most of my tools in the 90's what the **** happened to the craftsman quality. there stuff is just plan junk now. i wont buy any craftsman stuff anymore
I got this gun for christmas and it's been nothing but flawless. I'm in the process of working my way up to be a mechanic I do oil rotates all day and this gun has not failed me. I only had issue on one wheel the other week lug nuts where stuck good but even a coworker's 400$ ingersoll rand couldn't get them off. I tried one last time and hammered on it with the craftsman and it finally broke them free maybe the IR had a helping hand but the craftsman succeeded. Only gripe I have and maybe it's just my gun but the power dial changes power when you go from reverse to forward which is annoying and I can see over time having to readjust the power everytime the dial may wear out. Also the power levels are weird like in forward #1 is insane and 2 is weak but then 3 is pretty powerful too .
Thought it was gonna be trash, but it turned to be pretty good actually. Only been about like 3 weeks, but the gun seems solid.
Make sure to lube it and keep in mind the forward and reverse switch does get a little loose, but its not a big deal. guns got power.
great for the job