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Rich Maund
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new shop tool

Post by Rich Maund » Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:53 pm

Saw this at HF and thought it could be very useful. Quite powerful at 700 ftlbs too. Used a gift card from Xmas my son gave me!

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-stu ... 2b22b0b29f
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Re: new shop tool

Post by chaos2 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 pm

Had pretty good luck with HF pneumatic tools, the battery ones I avoid like the plague!
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Re: new shop tool

Post by aduthie » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:42 pm

The only pneumatic tool that ever broke on me was a high-torque impact from Northern Tool. I went to Ingersoll after that, and it's the only air tool I still actually use. Mind you, our shop neighbor's Milwaukee M18 impact wrench will bust things loose that the Ingersoll won't. But I refuse to jump on board the 18-volt tool bandwagon, since the 12-volt tools are sufficient for 99.8% of what we do.

For home use, any strong impact wrench is going to be helpful, and the compact head of this "Earthquake XT" definitely increases how useful it will be.
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Re: new shop tool

Post by Rich Maund » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:34 pm

I agree that some HF tools can be very poor. Anything they make with a small electric motor will burn up after some use. And their battery tools are junky. I went with Hitachi 18v tools 20 years back and are still using all three.
But their air tools have been great for me. I have only worn out one in 25 years. It was a 1/4" p grinder. Bearing went bad and started getting noisy as heck after ten years of daily use. I replaced it with another $10 special p grinder that had larger bearings and 15 years later that one is still going well. I do use a synthetic air tool oil from Mobil. Great product IME.
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Re: new shop tool

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:22 pm

Nice wrench. I see many broken bolts in your futures. :wink:
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Re: new shop tool

Post by Rich Maund » Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:30 pm

LOL. I pre-treat with PB Blaster before starting a job!
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Re: new shop tool

Post by Burt1713 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:38 pm

My dad owned a farm implement dealership and repair shop. I literally grew up there, I was one year old when mom went to work for dad. Growing up around the tools used on large equipment has given me a different perspective. When it’s time to get serious the 1” impact is the way to go. :lol:
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Re: new shop tool

Post by bratmanxj » Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:43 am

Burt1713 wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:38 pm
My dad owned a farm implement dealership and repair shop. I literally grew up there, I was one year old when mom went to work for dad. Growing up around the tools used on large equipment has given me a different perspective. When it’s time to get serious the 1” impact is the way to go. :lol:
Buddy was a diesel mechanic before changing careers to a Firefighter the next town over from where I live. His tools are at the fire station since he does a good portion of the rig maintenance.

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