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Buying Impact Wrench And Air Compressor

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Baker, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Baker

    Baker Senior Member

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    SO I finally decided to break down and buy my own compressor and impact wrench rather than mooching off other people but I have no clue about tank size, air flow, and whatever else. How much psi is really needed?
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Just doin little stuff? as in not usin the compressor 24/7?? This is perfect for what you need.... Plenty of storage, good power, and enough to paint a car if you ever wanted to... its $277... and Craftsman! :) And I'm sure if you buy one this weekend at sears, you'll get one for a killer price, considering its easter weekend and i'm sure they have all kinds of sales.

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  3. Baker

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    a, I better off with air tools or should I just get an electric impact driver?
     
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    i have an electric porter cable impact wrench and it is kinda big, so can be kinda difficult to use on a honda, but i have not encountered a bolt so far that i has not pulled...
     
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    i would with out a doubt get the craftsman. i'm planning on getting the same compressor. sears has got a deal the compressor and a few tools and hose for 277. or u could get one off of ebay from sears for about 225 but i think that is just compressor not sure though
     
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    my pops who works on cars as a hobby, uses Emglo, he loves there products, no clue on there pricing though, but check them out...
    http://www.emglo.com/
     
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    99.99 is the starting price on ebay. Like the other guy said. I plan on saving up with my bro, and a few people and purchasing one latet on this spring, just like that one.
     
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    do you really need one that big to run an air ratchet and a impact driver or could you just get by with a smaller 6 gallon 2.5hp 115 psi one?
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Try getting a crank bolt or an axle bolt off with that. Plus a small compressor like that will be on all the time. Go with the 6hp craftsman. I have the other model of that but its not upright. Its 33gal 6hp. Its good enough to do most major wokr on my cars. Well worth the money.
     
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    most impact drivers only opperate at 90 psi so i don't see how a smaller engine and tank would matter for that. yes it would be on all the time but thats not really a big deal

    I guess I'll go check out sears this weekend I have the money but $300 is a little more than i was hoping to spend
     
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    I ended up getting the 30 gallon craftsman from sears, they had a special going on for $278 you got the compressor a craftsman impact wrench,a craftsman impact ratchet, house and some quick connects. I haven't gotten to play with it yet but it looks like a nice compressor
     
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    thats the one i have :)
     
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    Crank bolts aren't that bad....i just took apart a '66 mustang 289 motor. Did all bolts by hand. I'd think you wouldn't need that big of a compressor.
     
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    I pretty much have that one that one, came with 3/8 ratchet/impact wrench, it's great. About 300 from Sears.
     
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