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You won't be dissapointed
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2018
I wouldn't have taken the time to write this much about these Aircat impacts if my crew didn't love them. We have tried many other brands and models, and it almost seems as though the more expensive and big name the wrench is, the poorer the quality and performance. We had two different high dollar well known impacts from a famous tool maker, that upon hooking them up promptly had their trigger handle blow across the driveway. After finding the pieces and reassembling them that stayed together, but within a few weeks usage got progressively weaker and the push button direction buttons on back needed to be held in place while using. After this pair of impacts, we decided to try the 1000TH units, and have used them exclusively ever since Our grain equipment assembly crew wears out an average of two high end impacts a year. The 1000-TH has become our favorite due to its incredible power, good reliability and handing. The only drawbacks it has is being a little on the heavy side, a jumpy trigger, and needs the retaining ring on shank replaced almost as frequently as the other impacts we have tried. It hold up well in our abusive environment of being occasionally dropped, dragged through mud and sand, and sometimes being subjected to pressures as high as 170 psi. Out of the over a dozen of these wrenches that we have used up, only one had an internal failure before it wore out, and it was a piece of the rotor housing chipped away harmlessly, causing to get very weak. This happen at a place where our air source was about 170 psi, enough that it ruined out pressure regulator, and we continued using the wrench at this pressure to finish the job. Usually they just get a little weaker after several months of almost continuous usage by a four man crew all day for 10 to 14 hr a day, six days a week. We then just break out a new one, which we carry as a spare in the truck at all times, then give away the old one to friends that get years of normal usage out of them afterward.