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Old 06-12-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default klutch 3/8 impact wrench

any body use this impact?http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...4363_200464363
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my neighbor uses one. He's only had it about 1 month, but I can tell you it is heavy. Also not the power of a IRti or snappy.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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well i got high flow v series couplers and running 125-135 psi at the regulator and a 25ft. 3/8 hose, maybe that have enough air flow for good power.
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my neighbor uses one. He's only had it about 1 month, but I can tell you it is heavy. Also not the power of a IRti or snappy.
I doubt it is too heavy being composite.
According to Northern tool the ship weight for the Klutch is only 3lbs, the IR 2115TIMAX is 4lbs...


I have the 1/2" drive one and love it. It's a great impact for someone on a budget or like me that don't use impacts that often.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:31 PM   #5
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im just looking for a light weight alternative for when i don't need the torque of a strong 1/2" impact wrench. but i don't want to go too cheap lol. I was looking to get a 3/8" kobalt impact wrench, but would prefer composite construction. I have a cp734h that im looking to sell and get maybe a aircat 1100k . So i can have a lighter weight alternative in 3/8" and 1/2". In another thread im also looking at getting a 3/8 socket set.

You guys see i have a couple sets snap-on impact sockets up to 24mm 311IMYA and 315IMDMYA up to 1 inch sets i got on a huge craiglist score last year. Plus s-k deep impact sockets in 1/2" drive up to 1 1/4". So i want to get a stronger 1/2" impact wrench and add a decent 3/8" impact for the smaller sizes.
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im just looking for a light weight alternative for when i don't need the torque of a strong 1/2" impact wrench. but i don't want to go too cheap lol.
The Craftsman Professional composite-body 3/8 impacts (model # 235-19916) are on clearance at Sears. They're rebadged IR 2115s - no Ti or any other letters, but still light, powerful, and IR-quality.

I just scooped up the last one at the Racine Sears for $49 after a 5% clearance discount and 10% friends & family discount!
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i might have to call the grafton or germantown sears and see if they have any left
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If that thing performs good, or even average, for $70 that's excellent value for a non-pro. I'm sure my IR 2115qtimax is quite a bit better, but then again, the cheapest you can find one is around $225 shipped http://www.tiretoolsonline.com/IR211...X_p_23637.html
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you mentioned the kobalt impact wrench... I grabbed one about a year ago on clearance because it was an open package... The thing is surprisingly powerful and it is next to silent compared to my Mac AW5500m. I would definitely reccomend it
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If that thing performs good, or even average, for $70 that's excellent value for a non-pro. I'm sure my IR 2115qtimax is quite a bit better, but then again, the cheapest you can find one is around $225 shipped http://www.tiretoolsonline.com/IR211...X_p_23637.html
That looks like a nice gun and all, but i wont be making any more money with that. I can get a much more powerful AirCat 1100-K or 1200-K for a little less than that model. Plus I wont be wrenching professionally everyday but in a farm shop. So they might see infrequent heavy duty usage.

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you mentioned the Kobalt impact wrench... I grabbed one about a year ago on clearance because it was an open package... The thing is surprisingly powerful and it is next to silent compared to my Mac AW5500m. I would definitely recommend it
I could get both the Klutch and Kobalt 3/8 impact wrench and see if a 20 dollar difference means any thing . And do a comparison test of speed, loudness and torque and what not
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since the klutch model has some better numbers for torque specs
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you mentioned the kobalt impact wrench... I grabbed one about a year ago on clearance because it was an open package... The thing is surprisingly powerful and it is next to silent compared to my Mac AW5500m. I would definitely reccomend it
Do you have the exact model number of your Kobalt? Been thinking of getting a 3/8 impact too, but I want one that's also decently quiet.
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The model is #SGY-AIR111
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The model is #SGY-AIR111
i think the new part number is SGY-AIR141
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That looks like a nice gun and all, but i wont be making any more money with that. I can get a much more powerful AirCat 1100-K or 1200-K for a little less than that model. Plus I wont be wrenching professionally everyday but in a farm shop. So they might see infrequent heavy duty usage.
What? Are you looking for a 1/2" or 3/8" impact?
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What? Are you looking for a 1/2" or 3/8" impact?
You see, im not going to get a $250.00 3/8" impact. For me that would be kinda stupid getting a 3/8" impact that costs more than a higher torque 1/2" one. That's why i would like to keep a budget of no more than $125.00 ish. Preferably less than $75.00 for a 3/8" impact wrench.
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so far the klutch model is starting to look appealing because a composite impact wrench wont freeze your hands in the cold winter. A Composite 3/8" impact wrench is where i am leaning towards getting.
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The Craftsman Professional composite-body 3/8 impacts (model # 235-19916) are on clearance at Sears. They're rebadged IR 2115s - no Ti or any other letters, but still light, powerful, and IR-quality.

I just scooped up the last one at the Racine Sears for $49 after a 5% clearance discount and 10% friends & family discount!
I just snagged the last one at my Sears. It was the floor model though, so no user manual. This thing is definitely compact at around 6 inches long. Do you happen to have the user manual? I just need to know what it says about the grease port on the hammer housing. What kind of grease do they recommend using? How do you know it's a rebadged IR 2115?
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When I look at the specs of this particular model, with the compact size and 300+ ft lbs of torque, it really looks good. You get compact-ness as well as power; not sure how you can go wrong with it as long as it lasts a long time.
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I just snagged the last one at my Sears. It was the floor model though, so no user manual. This thing is definitely compact at around 6 inches long. Do you happen to have the user manual? I just need to know what it says about the grease port on the hammer housing. What kind of grease do they recommend using? How do you know it's a rebadged IR 2115?
Sorry, it's not a 2115 it's a 2112.

One clue that it's an IR is the reverse/forward buttons it has are patented by IR. The two guns are basically twins:


I've read elsewhere that all the Craftsman air tools with a model number (found on the sticker opposite the Craftsman logo) starting with "235" are rebadged IRs, and most of the others nowadays are made by Florida Pneumatic. This makes sense since the 1/2" version is a 235-19905 and is a rebadged 2130.

I can't find the manual for the 3/8", but here's the 1/2" since I'm sure they're the same:

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owne...t+wrench+3%2F8

"Craftsman 18830 Grease for routine external lubrication of the impact mechanism through the Hammer Case Grease Fitting."
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