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  1. #51
    Registered Reed Jensen's Avatar
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    Dec 2003
    Los Angeles California
    Would you guys do this to a Snap-on wrench?.... I wouldn't .. I love my snappy stuff....

  2. #52
    VIP Member Platinum Member wwwTOPDJcom's Avatar
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    Vestal/Binghamton NY
    Originally posted by HyperBaja
    It has worked fine for us. Not running a flat rate shop, just replacing things on our cars. Air ratchet, impact and die grinder. Yes, the die grinder will out run the pump after a few minutes, but not enough to justify another 3-400+$.

    A 79 dollar compressor WILL not run a impact 15 gal tank runs out in a few seconds with a impact like mabye 2 secs, takes like 1/2 hour to remove 20 lug nuts

    BTW a flat rate shop uses a 7.5hp or 10hp and they are not 300-400,, More like 1000-1500
    Last edited by wwwTOPDJcom; 05-07-2004 at 08:33 AM.

  3. #53
    My Boats:
    1997 Baja 232
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    Feb 2001
    Cedar Rapids, IA, US
    Craftsman for everyday banging around. Facom for the nice stuff. You really can tell a difference, altho I will never take a hammer to my Facom stuff, but I wouldn't even flinch taking it to my Craftsman tools and beating the hell out of them.

    Ingersoll-Rand for a compressor, don't EVER cheap out on the compressor, you'll just be mad...... No matter what every manufacture claims, you need massive continuous-duty real life claims. My Ingersoll is only rated 5 hp, but if you use the same rating all the 'other' manufactures do, it comes out to 21.4hp....

  4. #54
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    Jan 2001
    ST. Louis, MO, USA
    Cheap tools have their place. I keep a cheap set on the boat (see earlier post re: expensive tools sink faster). Just dont use a cheap tool where it will do more damage to the job than to itself. Good exaple, dont use a $2 line/flair wrench to remove a $40 brake line on my '68 vette. Learned that the hard way.
    As for compressors, I just dont expect my 4 gal to work as well as my 60 gal. No harm done, it just takes A LOT longer.

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