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Impact vs torque wrench

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Keegan, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    You should have a air output regulator on your compressor, If not you should be able to reduce the max pressure at the pressure switch adjustment.
  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    It does! 2 of them actually!;)
  3. jeffco67

    jeffco67 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Craftsman sells the Ingersoll Rand IR-2131 (a very good impact) under their brand, quite a bit cheaper than the IR from most retailers...that's my vote. The 2131 can make over 600 ft/lbs in reverse, plenty for nearly any job and scary strong for a 1/2" drive impact.

    It's been a few years since I bought one, not sure if that PN has been replaced by another, but I'm talking about the chrome/black composite case one, with the big red buttons on the back and exhaust through the bottom of the handle....
  4. jeffco67

    jeffco67 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    One is your compressor cut-out pressure, one is actual line pressure regulator...you can set to cut out at 120 psi, but only run 90 psi out the line, for more reserve, etc....
  5. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    I may not have as many to choose from over here but I will keep my eyes open.
  6. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    There is only one valve to set PSI. Like I said, this is only a cheap compressor so I dont expect much from it. However, next time it will be a kick azz one semi commercial type.

    I'll post a pic (not running) of the front and back where the valve/connection is. I have it set at 90psi due to the bodgey gun ....

  7. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    15/16st wrench works for me.
  8. jeffco67

    jeffco67 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    If that's you in your avatar, you should be able to scare the nuts off a blade.:laugh:
  9. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    I would have never purchased this gun if not for the fact I started receiving 2-3 Z mowers a week with blade bolts locked on so bad I would have to get them cherry red with a torch to remove them, Is it over kill :hammerhead: yes but If i don't have to spend a half an hour a week heating blade bolts thats $$$$$$ in my pocket and once they are off a little never seize on the threads and I don't have the problem again :drinkup:
  10. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    How many ft/lbs do you lot think is good? Would 450ft/lbs be enough?
    I found this one on ebay but have also found the same one on another site fo about Au$70. Heaps less than the one on ebay.
    Might have to cut n paste this link!

    Heres the link to the other one I found. Half way down the page or so! http://www.capsaust.com.au/products/Hot Deals/airtools-specials.html
    Buy the way, sorry for hi jacking the thread!

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