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Re: Air Impact tool rec?

To: Douglas Shook <>
Subject: Re: Air Impact tool rec?
From: Steve Noe <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 15:16:32 -0500
At 11:27 AM 1/8/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Shop Talkers,
>I have a "Heavy Duty" 1/2" drive air impact wrench that doesn't have
>enough torque to break the lug nuts loose on my old 1975 Ford E250.  I
>break them loose by hand and then run them off with the wrench--really
>"heavy duty," no?
>Does anybody have a recommendation for a good 1/2" drive air wrench? 
>I'm willing to spend whatever it takes so I can throw the one I have
>into the street in front of the garbage truck...

One word (well, two)  Chicago Pneumatic  but only if made in USA.
That is mainly my "buy USA" self talking plus the fact I used to make
a living with one.  It is possible some of the imports will do fine.

I assume as a long-time shoptalker you have enough cfm and are
using 3/8 i.d. air hose.

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