Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 34
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Not very impressed
Bought his air wrench on sale at Home Depot a while back. I have plenty of experience with air tools since my father and I had a car lot years ago. This air gun is just a cheap piece of junk. This air impact gun, although not very powerful, worked until the other day when I could not break loose the blade retaining nuts on my riding mower. Yes, the settings on the gun and the air pressure was correct. It seemed that most of the air was was going through the bypass valve, the valve that adjusts torque. I've had it about 11 months, but have only used it about a dozen times, always using oil. In comparison, my father has a Ingersol Rand air impact that I purchase USED in 1994; it still works perfect. It has probably been used thousands of times! I am going to exchange this piece of junk for the 800 ft/lb impact today. To me, it is worth the extra $80 for a much more powerful gun that, according to the reviews, just works!
April 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clev Helpful tool
Quick and easy. I used it to help zip lug nuts off my cars for brake jobs and tire swaps. Has no problem pulling them off small passenger cars, and that was with a small Porter-Cable 6 gal 150 psi pancake compressor.
I'm sure that it wouldn't help bust loose a stuck bolt, especially not with my tiny compressor, but that's where my breaker bar or my cheater pipe come in. I just wanted something that would zip off bolts when the wheels are in the air that wouldn't rotate the wheels. For that, it's perfect.
It has 4 power settings. Make sure that you tighten using the lowest setting and then use a torque wrench afterwards to make sure everything is to spec.
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bill Nice tool
did every thing I needed to do and was strong enough to break loose bolts that was rusted on
December 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BG Looks like a solid tool, just don't try to use it.
On the first try, this thing couldn't break loose lug nuts on a car that I'd previously installed without power tools, and nearly always park inside so it's inconceivable that there's any rust to deal with. On the second try, the trigger/valve jammed open and I had to pull the air hose out to get it to stop spinning. This was the first time I'd attempted to use the tool, and oiled it just before hooking it to the compressor.
About the only thing which went how it was supposed to was installing the quick-connect fitting into the connector.
October 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bos Not worth it
Wrench was really cheap!!! But wont turn in my hand :((((( There is no way its putting out 300 ft lbs
November 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GaryDoug Not bad for the low price
Let's face it, this tool sells for about 1/10 the price of a profession grade tool of the same size and capacity. So it would be unreasonable to assume it comes close in quality or reliability. Still, I think it is a reasonable light duty infrequent-use tool. Don't expect to use it for an everyday business.
I noticed no abnormal operation during the fairly brief two weeks of time I have used it so far, although to be honest, nothing over a torque setting of 2 (or maybe 100 lb-ft?). It worked well with a small 6-gallon compressor, rated at 4 cfm. The tool weight is about what you would expect for this size, actually a little on the light side at 4.77 lbs. Attaching and removing the sockets was a bit difficult, as expected, since I did not want to oil the anvil as some folks do. I don't want one to come off while under torque. The manual says to pull off the bit with your hands ...or use a suitable tool. I used an ordinary screwdriver to pry them off. The direction control was also somewhat difficult to operate at first.
I can't stress the importance of oiling the tool frequently. As a matter of fact, I think that should have been the very first step in the manual, since the tool will have been unused in storage for an unknown length of time. The inline oiler, which you should always use, would not be adequate to prepare the tool for first normal use.
I would have liked to have seen a chart of torque/setting/psi values, but I suppose that would be asking too much. I do like the labeling of the direction switch (F--R) in "English" instead of universal symbols.
Also, don't lose the black bag that comes with the tool. Use it always to keep the oil from drying too quickly.
February 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jbone1 Unfortunately, the bad reviews are true
I bought this as a combo with the air ratchet because I figured it couldn't be that bad for the price. Unfortunately, it was. I set out to do the brakes on my truck and at even the highest torque setting, it couldn't break the lug nuts loose. The lugs were at 105 ft. lbs...just shy of 1/3 what this is supposedly rated for. I wasn't expecting this thing to compete with an IR or Snap On, but I was at least expecting it to be as advertised. Needless to say, I will never buy another Husky air tool.
October 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jsalzer1979 Total junk!
If this tool has 300FT/lbs of torque, then I must be superman because I keep it from turning! I bought this impact driver with the intention of using it only to remove lug nuts. It wouldn't even loosen up a single lug nut! I have a compressor that can deliver 5CFM & 90PSI and also used a 20ft air hose. I know it was not the compressor since I use other tools with it. This impact wrench has zero power, I could literally hold the socket with my left hand, press the trigger with the right and keep the wrench from spinning.
I was very disappointed and took it back 2 days later. Trust me, you'll be returning this impact wrench as well if you buy it. I read the reviews before I purchased the wrench, I should have listened to the negative reviews!
July 8, 2015