Here is the decision the Ingersoll Rand 231 with 425 ft lbs for $125, the
Chicago Pneumatic CP 746 with 450 ft lbs for $109 or a used Ingersoll Rand
2131 with 600 ft lbs for $25 dollars! I guess the problem is the used one
may be weak and might need to be repaired on the other hand it might be in
good condition. I'm leaning towards the used one with the Chicago
Pneumatic as the second choice. Anyone have any experience with the IR
On Sun, 11 Jan 1998, Burstein, Wayne M. x281 wrote:
> About six months ago, I replaced a cheapie 1/2" impact with an
> IR-231. What a difference in both price and performance! My
> decision was between the 2131 (plastic housing - 600 ft-lbs torque)
> and the 231 (metal housing - 425 ft-lbs torque). I was a little unsure
> about the lower torque of the 231, but a number of shops that I
> talked to were leery about the long term durability of the 2131 and
> I decided to be conservative.
> Luckily, Harbor Freight had it on sale for $109 when I needed it
> and I jumped on that deal. My friend who offered to get one at
> his cost through his shop could only get down to $129, so HF got
> the order. I went to a local tool distributor and bought a plastic
> protection sleeve for the body of the tool to minimize shop damage.
> So far, I am a _very_ satisfied customer.
> Wayne Burstein