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used 60-gallon oiless compressor.

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Hi Impact wrench question. I'm a do it yourselfer and I want to buy an impact wrench. I just got a used 60-gallon oiless compressor.
My mechanic swears by IR and tells me not to buy anything else. Could I get away with something else like CP or Craftsman or King or other?

I'd like the opinion of 2 experts please
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Daryl replied 5 years ago.
I would say that IR is at least 10 times better than the CP, craftsman or the king, but if you are just doing light repair the cp, craftsman or king will probably work for you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

10 times better in what way/ways?

Expert:  Daryl replied 5 years ago.
More power and longer lasting by far over any impact you have listed, there are better but they are much higher priced, such as Snap on and Matco, which I believe are made by IR but just made more heavy duty for a commercial use.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ok thanks I'll click Accept then you willl relist for my second opinion?
Expert:  Daryl replied 5 years ago.
Ok thanks, XXXXX XXXXX will
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Did you relist?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Relist: Answer came too late.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

hi

i would agree with high tech,that the I/R is a good quality impact and it is very hard to beat the USA quality...but..i have found that you can get more bang for the buck by buying the cheaper china C/P earthquake from harbour freight....this seems to have more power than my I/R that i have the same size,,but cost less than $100.......we have been using the earquake for about 3 years now trouble free.....click the link below

thanks

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

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks but they don't seem to ship to Canada .. any other options on eBay.ca let's say?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
same thing eBay.com very rarely ships to canada . I went to eBay.ca and found used ones from the same seller I think they're all the same tool : http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A5521&rt=nc&_nkw=earthquake+impact+wrench&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

yes,,they are the same,,,,,,this is a good quality tool for the money..

thanks

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