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Posted: 12/13/2013 6:59:49 AM EST
This seems like it would be suitable for my purposes, such as taking lugs nuts off occasionally. Experts please chime in!!


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-3-8-in-Impact-Wrench-HSTC4030/100678396#
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:03:13 AM EST
According to the specs only 65 foot pounds of torque, so probably not. I have a 3/8 impact I hardly ever use....don't find it all that useful.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:04:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 7:05:19 AM EST by bpricedo]
A dude at home depot told me that they (home depot) bought Husky tools and they are made in the old Craftsman factory
here in the US. So he said they are basically US made Craftsman tools. I don't know if that applies to all Husky tools, we were specifically talking about the air tools.
I bought an impact wrench from them after he told me that. So far so good.

ETA: I bought the 1/2 drive. It was only like 30 bucks.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:05:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 7:09:44 AM EST by AmericanPeople]
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Originally Posted By the_supreme_g33k:
According to the specs only 65 foot pounds of torque, so probably not. I have a 3/8 impact I hardly ever use....don't find it all that useful.
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I had to check. Found this source:

http://www.discounttire.com/infoCenter/infoWheelTorque.html

You are right.

Saw the post about the 1/2 inch unit and it has 350 ft-lbs of torque if I read the specs correctly

1/2 inch drive model

Pay $7 more and get the 1/2 inch drive unit.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:13:19 AM EST
65ft/lbs of torque at 90psi...yuk!! My 3/8" Craftsman Pro (Ingersoll Rand) has 260ft/lbs of torque at 90psi.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:19:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 7:21:17 AM EST by SoloMan]
I have this




I have the older design from a few years ago.

Has been able to tackle everything I have thrown at it. The whimpy 1/2" Craftsman impact that came with their introductory kit when I bought my Craftsman compressor is worthless.

Here is the older design


Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:30:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:43:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:

I had to check. Found this source:

http://www.discounttire.com/infoCenter/infoWheelTorque.html

You are right.

Saw the post about the 1/2 inch unit and it has 350 ft-lbs of torque if I read the specs correctly

1/2 inch drive model

Pay $7 more and get the 1/2 inch drive unit.
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
Originally Posted By the_supreme_g33k:
According to the specs only 65 foot pounds of torque, so probably not. I have a 3/8 impact I hardly ever use....don't find it all that useful.

I had to check. Found this source:

http://www.discounttire.com/infoCenter/infoWheelTorque.html

You are right.

Saw the post about the 1/2 inch unit and it has 350 ft-lbs of torque if I read the specs correctly

1/2 inch drive model

Pay $7 more and get the 1/2 inch drive unit.

Thanks! For $20, I bought one of those too.

For that low price, if it's a piece of crap, I'll just return it to Home Depot.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:55:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SoloMan:
I have this

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/impact-wrenches/12-in-professional-air-impact-wrench-68424.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_11115.jpg


I have the older design from a few years ago.

Has been able to tackle everything I have thrown at it. The whimpy 1/2" Craftsman impact that came with their introductory kit when I bought my Craftsman compressor is worthless.

Here is the older design

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/370x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_88.jpg

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I wish I had bought that, it gets good reviews on GarageJournal. I have a very expensive SnapOn 1/2" impact that I am very dissapointed in. Most things at HF are junk but there are a few exceptions such as the large tool chests.

Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:57:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bpricedo:
A dude at home depot told me that they (home depot) bought Husky tools and they are made in the old Craftsman factory
here in the US. So he said they are basically US made Craftsman tools. I don't know if that applies to all Husky tools,
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Everyone's second tier tool brand is actually made in a 1st tier tool brand's former factory.

Just like all the top of the line Taurus stuff made on the old Smith & Wesson equipment.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:07:08 AM EST
A few months ago on a previous sale I bought the 1/2" impact, Model # HSTC4103, and the 3/8" air ratchet, Model # HSTC4005, for a total of $56.78 before tax. For the price they feel very well built. So far no problems with them in my occasional use. I got some good use out of the ratchet wrenching on my RZR but I haven't used the impact all that much. I was going to break it out yesterday to change a couple of tires but it seemed like using more work than just using a crossbar.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:11:09 AM EST
If your lug nuts are only tightened to 65 ft-lbs, they are loose. Any automotive application is significantly higher than that (at least 80 ft-lbs) and many light trucks are well over 100 ft-lbs.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:16:14 AM EST
I didn't end up grabbing that, but it did lead me to another air impact I picked up for my dad for Christmas--thanks OP!
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:55:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:


I had to check. Found this source:

http://www.discounttire.com/infoCenter/infoWheelTorque.html

You are right.

Saw the post about the 1/2 inch unit and it has 350 ft-lbs of torque if I read the specs correctly

1/2 inch drive model

Pay $7 more and get the 1/2 inch drive unit.
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
Originally Posted By the_supreme_g33k:
According to the specs only 65 foot pounds of torque, so probably not. I have a 3/8 impact I hardly ever use....don't find it all that useful.


I had to check. Found this source:

http://www.discounttire.com/infoCenter/infoWheelTorque.html

You are right.

Saw the post about the 1/2 inch unit and it has 350 ft-lbs of torque if I read the specs correctly

1/2 inch drive model

Pay $7 more and get the 1/2 inch drive unit.

Orders thanks. Been wanting to plastidip the wheels...
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:11:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SoloMan:
I have this

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/impact-wrenches/12-in-professional-air-impact-wrench-68424.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_11115.jpg


I have the older design from a few years ago.

Has been able to tackle everything I have thrown at it. The whimpy 1/2" Craftsman impact that came with their introductory kit when I bought my Craftsman compressor is worthless.

Here is the older design

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/370x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_88.jpg

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This.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:17:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By joemama74:


Everyone's second tier tool brand is actually made in a 1st tier tool brand's former factory.

Just like all the top of the line Taurus stuff made on the old Smith & Wesson equipment.
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Originally Posted By joemama74:
Originally Posted By bpricedo:
A dude at home depot told me that they (home depot) bought Husky tools and they are made in the old Craftsman factory
here in the US. So he said they are basically US made Craftsman tools. I don't know if that applies to all Husky tools,


Everyone's second tier tool brand is actually made in a 1st tier tool brand's former factory.

Just like all the top of the line Taurus stuff made on the old Smith & Wesson equipment.




Taurus was majority owned by Smith and Wesson in the 70s.


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