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Old 05-06-2004, 11:18 PM
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Would you guys do this to a Snap-on wrench?.... I wouldn't .. I love my snappy stuff....
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Old 05-07-2004, 09:06 AM
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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

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Old 05-07-2004, 10:54 AM
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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....
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Old 05-07-2004, 11:24 AM
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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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