Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 76
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chevy513 Monster of a gun, punishes any bolt with ease!
This gun is amazing! First off it is simply a monster 800ft lbs easy! I love the composite house it makes it light weight, the forward backward switch is nice and the power setting control knob is high quality, the ring holder that holds sockets on is great it's not to tight or to loose. Prior to this gun I had an IR titanium running 780ft lbs, with a claimed 1200ft lbs of nut busting torque, unfortunately my IR was stolen and I had worked in the truck industry for 15 years now not doing that for a living anymore I couldn't justify spending over $300 on a new IR so I got this Husky 1/2" 800ft lbs Impact Gun, well so far it has done everything my IR ever did and at a third the price, I'm am very impressed with this gun and I highly recommend it! Before I purchased this gun my friend had loaned me a craftsman gun and it would not remove lug nuts and I know I'm running enough power with a 60 gallon compressor running 155psi with 11.5scfm at 90psi, so I went and bought this gun I had my eye on it for months. before I used it I was re configuring my air filter, ball valve shut off and regulator setup, as I went to tighten my regulator it exploded into about a dozen pieces and reading up I realized it was way to small for my setup. wanting to try my new Husky gun I just ran without a regulator to give it a shot. first I flooded it with oil like the manual says to do and then ran it in both directions for about 30 seconds. Then down to business I put it on my truck lug nut that i had tightened with a 24" breaker bar and all my weight on it, I put the gun in reverse and bam it took that lug nut off faster than I could blink an eye! I proceeded to take of the other 5 lug nuts and zip zip zip I felt like I was in a NASCAR pit crew! I ran all 6 of those bolts off in less than 20 seconds! and the compressor used hardly any air and never kicked on it only use about 5 pound of air. I should mention that I was running 50 feet of 3/8" air hose and I was using those new husky high flow aluminum fittings Model # 036-0138H, and believe me those suckers push some CFM and psi! Let me put this straight right now, ANYONE WHO SAYS THIS GUN HAS NO POWER IS NOT RUNNING ENOUGH PSI OR CFM TO IT! You had better get yourself in line and not try to run some little 8 gallon compressor and then try and say that this gun has no power and is junk, the fact is that if you can't run this gun then your compressor is junk or your air is getting bottlenecked somewhere. So if you can't run this gun then take it back and realize your compressor isn't made to run serious air tools or buck up and buy a real compressor if your want to run a real 1/2" gun and you want to run other serious air tools and if you do that then you'll see the real capabilities of this gun and realize that it's a beast!!!
March 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Crow5716 Could not remove bolts!
I bought this because it had better stats than my current Craftsman one. I specifically bought this to remove some bolts for a brake job. It would not budge them. This thing is garbage. I don't think it's rating is right.
I am using a 25 gallon compressor which should be more than enough.
I bought this yesterday, used it today and am talking it back today. I just purchased an AirCat impact online that actually states the breakaway/reverse torque is 1295 pounds. Hopefully this new one will do the job that this Husky could not.
I would not recommend this for anyone doing serious work on a vehicle. It might be fine for changing tires.
I am including a picture of the bolts it would not remove.
December 16, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DIYr Disappointing
I purchased this to get an old anode rod out of my hot water heater. Didn't even touch it! The rod hadn't been removed in 6+ years so I new it would be tough, but expected 800 ft-lbs. of torque to make it happen. It didn't.
So I am thinking, I guess I'll use it to get the lug nuts off my cars (6 of them) when I work on them. Proceeded to try to remove the lug nuts on my Explorer (put on with 100 ft-lbs. of torque with a torque wrench). Took probably 4 tries @ 5 seconds each (~20 seconds) to loosen the 1st one. Not so good. Tried it on a 2nd lug nut, never broke it loose.
Don't know if I got a defective unit or what, but you've got to be kidding me. a supposed 800 ft-lb. impact wrench can't remove a 100 ft-lb. lug nut!
I honestly don't know what it's good for! Can even change my tires with it.
This one's going back.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mel Nice Husky product
Very good product i felt the difference on its first use. Way better than this cheap craftsman i bought. took the lugnuts right off my wheel. This thing has plenty of power
April 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leko413 Awesome power and great price!
This impact Rocks! Bought it to replace my 10 year old 250 lb Craftsman. Perfect for the DIY mechanic. The key is a compressor that can handle the 4 scfm. It twisted off all the high torqued nuts and bolts on the supension parts on my truck with ease, without breaking my wrist. Lightweight and has a solid feel. Great price for a good impact! Highly recommended!
March 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ben Only good for 3 years...then its useless
I bought this gun 3 years ago on a budget and it worked well enough for taking off lugnuts but that was about it. It struggles on rusty bolts even if I can move them with my 1/2 rachet and a cheater bar. The "800 ftlbs" Its said to have is a load of bull. I have taken good care of the wrench, I oil it daily and use it with a 2 phase 60 gallon compressor and I still find myself having to use my breaker bar more than the gun.
I do not recommend this gun to anyone. Save your money and buy an Ingersol Rand instead. You may spend $100 to buy this husky gun but you'll be kicking yourself later for buying this and realizing you still need something stronger and better quality.
January 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Weekenddiyr Husky 800lb impact wrench
Not too heavy, used it on my Nissan Altima lug nuts,Good power with ease. The forward to reverse finger switch very convenient and rear torque adjuster. All in all great buy for the power of 800 lbs of torque.
March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by STU PROFESSIONAL AUTO TECH
I BOUGHT THIS GUN WHEN MY IR 2135 BROKE AFTER MANY YRS OF EVERYDAY USE.WAS A GREAT GUN.THIS HUSKY OUT PERFORMS THE 2135.I HAVE BEEN USING IT EVERYDAY FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS.THIS HUSKY IS A GREAT GUN.HAS GREAT POWER FORWARD AND REVERSE.AMAZING TORQUE.IS LIGHT.I PUT IT IN MY CART WITH MY OTHER TOOLS AND THE PAINT STARTED TO BLISTER ON THE FRONT HOUSING. IN A FEW SPOTS FROM HITTING OTHER TOOLS IN MY CART.IT LOOKS LIKE THE IR FRONT HOUSING UNDER THE PAINT.THIS WILL COMPLETELY PEEL IN TIME.IS NOT A PROBLEM.ONLY COSMETIC.WILL LOOK OK WITHOUT BLACK PAINT.BUY THIS HUSKY BEFORE THE PRICE DOUBLES.BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK.THE REVIEWS TELL IT ALL.
November 28, 2015