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Old 08-13-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default The most powerful 1/2 impact gun?

What is the most powerful 1/2 impact gun in the market right now?
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: The most powerful 1/2 impact gun?

Going to guess IR 2135TiMAX... but that is about the only 1/2 impact i know.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:52 PM   #3
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Snap-on MG725
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:14 PM   #4
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The snap on is slightly more powerful, but the Ingersoll Ran 2135timax spins at twice the speed, and weighs 20% less.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:23 PM   #5
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The street legal thundergun From IR and I do not have any use for it,will break bolts off.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:28 PM   #6
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Mac...gets the balancer bolt off jap cars
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:41 PM   #7
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The street legal thundergun From IR and I do not have any use for it,will break bolts off.
600 in-lbs for the IR thundergun which is pretty darn good. There are a few higher torque units out there however (just can't remember them off the top of my head)
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:44 PM   #8
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so mg 725 with out a doubt.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:09 PM   #9
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mg 725 or the ir2135tiMAX, which ever your pocket book can handle..

most automotive stuff these days can be done with 3/8s impacts though, so it may be a bit excessive..
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:09 PM   #10
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Nitrocat. 1100 lbs of torque.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:17 PM   #11
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Northern tool has one for $100 they claim is 900ft lbs http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...6563_200396563

It was $69 yesterday, now its $100.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:17 PM   #12
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IR2135TIMAX best power to weight ratio
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:51 PM   #13
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The street legal thundergun From IR and I do not have any use for it,will break bolts off.
The Thundergun is the fastest but not the most powerful. Mine also has the best power to cost ratio. $50 NIB
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:06 PM   #14
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600 in-lbs for the IR
that's 50ftlbs.
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IR2135TIMAX
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:20 PM   #16
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you guys do know that the power ratings on ALL the guns are bullcrap, right? for example, the 2135timax puts out about 350 forward and 360-370 reverse actual working torque. i've repaired and tested about all the guns mentioned, and we use a skidmore wilhelm model t-3000 to test all the tools.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:36 PM   #17
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you guys do know that the power ratings on ALL the guns are bullcrap, right? for example, the 2135timax puts out about 350 forward and 360-370 reverse actual working torque. i've repaired and tested about all the guns mentioned, and we use a skidmore wilhelm model t-3000 to test all the tools.
put up some pics/ data then bro.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:42 PM   #18
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Mg725 if your into noise and want to build massive forearms, IR2135timax has a little less power but not enough to pass it up and won't make your forearms sore after a good days use
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:49 PM   #19
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put up some pics/ data then bro.
i can't take pics at work,sorry. i'm not saying the guns ain't powerful just that the ratings are overinflated. i'm not sure how the manufactures test/rate their impacts.

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Old 08-13-2010, 09:02 PM   #20
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i can't take pics at work,sorry. i'm not saying the guns ain't powerful just that the ratings are overinflated. i'm not sure how the manufactures test/rate their impacts.
emeraldcoupe, would you be able to compare apples to apples then and let us know what the tests indicate the various guns actually put out?
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