Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 51
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by coyotearms Promising as RV tool
I purchased this impact wrench based on brand and price to carry in my RV that is equipped with an on-board compressor primarily for airing tires up and down on rough and off roads for lug nuts that require 150 ft-lbs. The wrench will also be used for tire repair and rotation, so it will not get extensive use. At 4.3 lbs (case is composite material), it is no heavier that a breaker bar I would need to carry to make tire changes easy. The three-level power regulator is very handy as the middle level is enough to loosen the lug nuts and the lowest level is high enough to snug the lug nuts down for final tightening with a torque wrench. At a rated 650 ft-lbs the wrench might also come in handy for some nasty repair that might need to be done back home. I could not give it a full 5 stars without more extensive use to test it's reliability.
November 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SqueeksPapa Great product for the price
I purchased this item as a Special Buy of the Day. An inexpensive impact wrench rated at 350 ft. – lb. that I had previously would not always loosen lug nuts. This tool does a much better job and is was a great value at the sale price.
November 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DiMora Good tool for the money.
I've had mine for over two years...I use it a couple times a week. It is much more quiet than a Craftsman model I had - and it has a lot more torque.
It has not failed me - I keep it lubed before and after each use.
I have no complaints, and would buy it again.
May 9, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by subarutech hassle to use if you have to work fast
Well, I was skeptical about this one and should have followed my "instinct". First of all...on the display model, the direction and strength control wheel was completely locked up. I assumed that it was simply because it was a display model that had been way over tested. An hour later when I opened mine, I found that same direction/strength wheel selector to be VERY hard to turn. After oiling it and rotating the selector for about 15 minutes there was no change. At times, I could not move the selector with one hand. I love the Husky hand tools, but this one didn't pass. I work as a technician at a dealership, and this tool would slow me down way too much.
March 20, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SubaruD 650 ft/lbs? HAAA!
The fact that Husky claims 650 ft/lbs is absolutely laughable. I had the proper set up and oiled this thing before tackling a wheel change on my car. This thing failed to remove two of the lug nuts. I used my torque wrench to loosen them and they both loosen at about 140 ft/lbs. Being a little over 500 ft/lbs off is just plain ridiculous.
Don't be fooled by the manufacturer's vastly optimistic "measurement" of the torque. Nor should you be fooled by all the positive reviews from people who never tested it's strength.
It does seem like it's high quality when you gold it in your hand, and it is moderately quiet, but those observances do not offset the lacking in functionality.
November 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeyMouse Pretty nice tool for the money.
I'm a technician at a dealership, I bought this gun for general service work and pretty much anything else you would need an impact wrench for. I am pretty picky and like my air tools quiet. I wish this was a little quieter, but it is definitely not as loud as a lot of them. The power regulator is a little stiff and there isn't a big difference between the settings, it's a little stronger than I'd prefer on the lowest setting, but you can get used to it. It is nicely balanced and it does have plenty of power. I think the regular price was around $130 ish, and I payed around $60 on clearance. If I had to pay full price I would have spent a little more and got a better brand (Aircat or CP), but for the clearance price, it is a great deal.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mechstudent Shocker
I originally bought this tool because it claimed to have as much power as its more expensive brothers. When I got it out of the box and plugged it in it was so quiet I didn't think there was any way possible it was as strong as it said it was but the other day when I was in the shop I walked over to a bunch of guys trying to get a set of lugs off of a tire; after four different impacts (high dollar brands no less) and no luck I walked over and finally decided to try out my new toy. To my surprise the Husky impact took the lugs off the car without even flinching I was very impressed. I would recommend this product to anyone that wants to have a good impact but doesn't want to spend the money on the big names.
February 26, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JeremyTheMad Well built, high power, surprisingly light
This is not the first air impact wrench I've used, but it is the best. It's surprisingly light, it makes short work of rusted and frozen nuts and bolts, and is well built.
Air flow requirements are less than other models I've seen, but you'll still want a decent sized compressor. Mine puts out 4 SCFM, and that runs this little gadget just fine.
Don't forget to pick up some sort of universal joint type gadget for this, either, or you'll find that you just can't reach the worst of the frozen bolts.
I recommend it highly.
July 2, 2013