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Old August 4th, 2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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for people that turn a wrench for a living, my ingersoll 2135Ti just exploded after 8 years of hard use. I'm sure I will buy a new one but kinda looking at aircat composite's. any opinions...
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Old August 4th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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i have the both the 1/2 inch and 3/8 drive snap on guns that they came out with a year or so ago and love them
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I have an aircat composite, absolutely love it. I do not wrench on cars for a living and the only other impact I have owned is the cheap husky gun that came with an air compressor. This does have a lot more power while less bulky and a very nice weight/ balance in your hand.
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i have the both the 1/2 inch and 3/8 drive snap on guns that they came out with a year or so ago and love them
me too! i'm not a huge fan of snap-on but these impacts kick serious ass! The 1/2'' has like 800lb/ft of torque and like a 1100lb/ft bolt breaking strength. The 3/8'' snappy one kicks ass too. A lot of $ but well worth it. My 1/2 has been used everyday on semis and equipment for the last ~2yrs and still outpowers every other gun i've put it up against! its the mg725
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Old August 4th, 2011, 02:24 PM   #5
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for people that turn a wrench for a living, my ingersoll 2135Ti just exploded after 8 years of hard use. I'm sure I will buy a new one but kinda looking at aircat composite's. any opinions...
Two of my techs run Aircats and love them. I have a 2135TI and think they're very similar, but my techs like the cats better.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #6
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I have the new snap-on 1/2"...big money=big impact balls
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I use a Mac AW480Q, and absolutely love them. It is a composite and is very lightweight, balanced, and most important for me its quiet. I had my doubts about it at first but this thing has all the power needed to do any job. I've had it and used it everyday for 3 years now with no problems. Noise is not power.
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I've never had an impact, then again I don't wrench for a living. Does anyone use cordless impacts though? My coworker swears by them. Trying to decide between cordless or air.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 04:10 PM   #9
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Drive Size, inches (mm) 1/2 (13)
Maximum Torque, ft. lb. (N•m) 810 (1,098)
Stock#: MG725

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I've never had an impact, then again I don't wrench for a living. Does anyone use cordless impacts though? My coworker swears by them. Trying to decide between cordless or air.


I have the Both. When I was a tech, I used air at work and when I was home I used the cordless.

At work I used this.
http://matcotools.com/catalog/produc...IMPACT-WRENCH/
Couldn't ask for more. 1,100 ft-lbs of breakaway torque
Quiet 1/2" impact tool at 86 dBA
Max torque in reverse: 780 ft-lbs

At home it was this.
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog
Good for just about everything I or most people do at home.
400 Ft. Lbs. Torque Output
620 Ft. Lbs. Bolt Breakaway Torque Output

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Old August 4th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=caveman;2740380]for people that turn a wrench for a living, my ingersoll 2135Ti just exploded after 8 years of hard use. I'm sure I will buy a new one but kinda looking at aircat composite's. any opinions...[/QUOTE

I have the same one and have been very happy with it so far. I have also used the snap-on one that was mentioned. The snap on one did seem to have a little more power but i have yet had something my IR wouldnt do. Whenever mine breaks i will most likely buy another. It has the same warranty as the snap on but its cheaper.
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I'm sure you'd be happy with the Aircat, I like mine.
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I also have the ir 2135ti and have been using it every day for almost 7 years. I love that its so lightweight compared to other guns. If it ever breaks I will get another one in a heartbeat.
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Get another IR, if it lasted 8 years I think you would be convinced that it is a good impact. I would like to try one of the new snap-on ones, because the old snap-on I have is very big and heavy, and doesn't seem to have any more power than the IRs
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Drive Size, inches (mm) 1/2 (13)
Maximum Torque, ft. lb. (Nm) 810 (1,098)
Stock#: MG725

Ive got the same gun and everyone else at my shop does and love them!
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Get another IR, if it lasted 8 years I think you would be convinced that it is a good impact. I would like to try one of the new snap-on ones, because the old snap-on I have is very big and heavy, and doesn't seem to have any more power than the IRs
Buddy at my shop has the IR and the new snap on has a noticeable difference in power the snap on having more.
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http://www.mactools.com/product/tabi...ct-wrench.aspx

i recommend this one 1200 ft lbs reverse i have the smaller version but two guys at my shop have this one and it is amazing not very loud and very powerful.... I think i will be trading mine in soon
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Who makes the snap on unit?

I don't think snap on actually makes air tools. Usually they are made for them by people like IR and usually the same or similar model to what the primary mfg offers, but the snap on obviously costs more.
I would go with the IR as well, looks like it suited you very well.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #19
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I just bought the IR Titanium 1/2" a few months ago. Definetly a powerful unit in reverse. (I own Fords with that stupid TTB bolt that holds the trailing arm to the torsion arm.)

However, I'm still having trouble dialing it down...........so I find myself using the 3/8" CH for all of the light jobs now.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #20
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Snapon mg725 and snapon mg325 best guns out imo
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