Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
I have a Craftsman 1/2 " impact wrench, but it is about 20 years old (I bought it new) and that was when they were Japanese made, i.e., the "good stuff". I'd want to know where that one is made. If China, I'd look around to see if you can find one made in USA or Japan.
I have regular and deep sockets. If you can afford only one set then get regular depth. One thing I'd be worried about is the minimum torque of 50 lbs. Not sure about mine but you need to be careful if you are going to use it on motorcycles. I do not use a torque wrench on my bikes except on stuck nuts and bolts, and only to remove it, and only with the bare minimum torque applied.
If you are not using this on cars then try to get one that is 3/8" drive instead, although the 1/2 inch drives are more ubiquitous an can be purchased for less money.
Another question is whether your compressor can supply the air necessary for using this tool.
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