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Old 10-23-2013, 10:39 PM   #326
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What are the specs on these? Torque and what not, I've been thinking about getting some instead of a compressor but it doesn't seem to me the electric has caught up to air yet.
The Craftsman ones are on the low end both in terms of price and torque. The 1/2" drive that I just got isn't too bad though. It is rated for 200ft-lbs. It will easily take lug nuts on and off. For $85 it's great to have, even if only for track days. The 3/8" drive is a little less powerful and can struggle with some of the tighter bolts.

But you'll probably find that once you've gone untethered from your compressor, you're not likely to go back. I see very few people hooked up to their compressor unless they really need to be. For probably 95% of the jobs you would use an air gun for, the cordless impact can do it, and much is much more convenient.

The other thing to consider is higher end impact guns. Some to 400 or 500+ ft-lbs. But they generally cost $400 or $500+, so that's the trade of. If you're someone who uses it a ton, then it's probably worth it. But for a lot of people (like me) the Craftsman is a good value. Especially when it's on sale for 3x-4x cheaper!
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:47 PM   #327
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Very good point, I probably won't need 400 ft-lbs very often if ever. What is the battery life like, I am thinking I will be getting some of these soon.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:50 PM   #328
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Very good point, I probably won't need 400 ft-lbs very often if ever. What is the battery life like, I am thinking I will be getting some of these soon.
I don't have any issue working on my car all day and still being OK. Sometimes later in the day it has a little tougher time with the stuck bolts though. I have several batteries, so I can always swap out when needed.

This deal is one of the best you're going to find. This is normally $140 and it's basically one of the cheapest ones out there. Most of them start closer to $200 once you add in the battery and charger.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:20 PM   #329
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That's a great deal. I've had the 19.2 nicad combo kit for 12 years. I've remodeled 2 houses with it and it's never let me down.

I was really amazed at how lightweight the Li-ion batteries are when I picked it up in the store. It's on my Christmas list for sure.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:56 AM   #330
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That's a great deal. I've had the 19.2 nicad combo kit for 12 years. I've remodeled 2 houses with it and it's never let me down.

I was really amazed at how lightweight the Li-ion batteries are when I picked it up in the store. It's on my Christmas list for sure.
That's good to hear. I have these 4 right now:

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-c3-19...p-00931305000P
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-cm-c3-3-8/p-00932741000P
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The Lithium Ion batteries are great. They do make the tools feel a little top heavy though.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:03 AM   #331
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #332
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The other thing to consider is higher end impact guns. Some to 400 or 500+ ft-lbs. But they generally cost $400 or $500+, so that's the trade of. If you're someone who uses it a ton, then it's probably worth it. But for a lot of people (like me) the Craftsman is a good value. Especially when it's on sale for 3x-4x cheaper!

I'll stick with my air impact gun that has 1100 reverse ft lbs.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #333
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I'll stick with my air impact gun that has 1100 reverse ft lbs.
That's really handy to have for the bolts that need it. But much less convenient on all the bolts that don't need it. Every shop I've been to has air guns that are rarely used because all the tech's just use the cordless guns.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #334
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If you're working on newer stuff or stuff that has been taken apart or installed recently then cordless is definitely the way to go. Especially since most engine or engine compartment stuff doesn't have high torque specs anyway. Older suspension stuff is where it really comes in handy.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:10 PM   #335
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Waiting for 600awhp again
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:14 PM   #336
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Waiting for 600awhp again
Should be done by November 1st.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #337
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If you're working on newer stuff or stuff that has been taken apart or installed recently then cordless is definitely the way to go. Especially since most engine or engine compartment stuff doesn't have high torque specs anyway. Older suspension stuff is where it really comes in handy.
That's true. There are definitely some larger bolts that tend to get very rusty and need a lot of torque. Unfortunately most of them just end up breaking off when you overdo it. I've already broken many of them on this car.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:30 PM   #338
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Should be done by November 1st.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #339
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:25 PM   #340
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Thanks for the heads up on the drill, just picked one up tonight!

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:35 PM   #341
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Should be done by November 1st.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:49 AM   #342
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Maybe November 1st, 2014. Haven't made much progress lately....
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:01 AM   #343
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Bugeye getting some work in the background.



My brother hooked up the VSS connections last night.



Slowly making progress...
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:38 PM   #344
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I recently saw a good deal on a 1/2" drive Craftsman impact driver, so I ordered it (on Monday). Surprisingly it already showed up today! Very fast shipping.

Here's the link:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00931305000P
Thanks a lot for posting this. I almost bought another brand the other weekend while in the store but didn't pull the trigger. This deal is a no brainer!

Car's looking good. I'll be following for updates! ...AND future deals!
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:53 AM   #345
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Going to be trying something new from Steam Speed. I can't wait to see how it goes!

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Old 10-31-2013, 09:25 AM   #346
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LOL I also have those bulbs and the light bleeds out from under my garage door causing the UFO effect. Neighbors were like wtf is going on in there.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:32 AM   #347
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I liked what you did with your '11 and am really looking forward to this build. Can't believe I just found this now, but alas, glad I did.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:20 PM   #348
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It has arrived:

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Old 11-02-2013, 01:03 AM   #349
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Should be done by November 1st.
Nice turbo. I was wondering how you were going to make all that power with a vf39.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:04 AM   #350
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November 1st, 2014 is the goal for 600WHP. Lol.
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