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RE: Air Impact tool rec?

To: Ken Landaiche <>
Subject: RE: Air Impact tool rec?
From: Brian Evans <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 09:07:54 -0500
I had a situation where some of my air tools didn't work well because I had
a pressure regulator in the circuit that caused too much of a restriction in
the airflow, even when the pressure was cranked up to max.   It simply had
too small of a passageway inside the device.  Took it out of the circuit -
most of my tools run just fine at 100 - 115 psi - and all of a sudden my air
drill drills, my RAS sands, and my wrench wrenches!


At 03:55 PM 1/8/98 -0500, you wrote:
>The first time I used an air roofing nailer, it started getting erratic
>and then just stopped working. Then my helper asked me if the compressor
>was on. 
>Is your wrench getting enough air or otherwise not getting what it needs
>to be "Heavy Duty"?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:        Douglas Shook []
>> 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...
>> thanks,
>> doug

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