Stanley FatMax 1/2-in Impact Wrench
You Won't Regret it...Ever.
Fantastic impact gun. I've had mine for about 3 years now and it has never let me down. Tons of torque that will undo pretty much anything. I also love the 3 different torque settings which allow you to start off easy without much worry of snapping or overtightening a fastener. I worked as a mechanic and when our other impact couldn't get the job done we'd always break out the "FAT MAX". The fact that it runs on fairly low cfms is a bonus too, so that home mechanics can use it in their own garage without having to use a monster compressor. Believe me, you can't go wrong if you buy this tool.
January 30, 2013
Can't be wrong for the price
I am a car mechanic.
I have used this impact for one and a half year, 8 hours a day. I put oil once and the end of the week.
So far he has become reliable. I rarely see a bolt that he can't unscrew. And when it's the case I have a 600$ snap-on impact that will break everything. So if that impact can't do something, it's because it's going to break it.
Really strong for the price. When a new apprentice mechanic is in a search for a good cheap and reliable impact, i point him to this one.
Don't be afraid, you can't go wrong, and you won't see a 500 torque impact for a 100 box...
December 30, 2012
Run to get it
This tool is really amazing at this price. Got this on Saturday (Oct.13) for $99.99, used it with mastercraft 8gallon compressor set to deliver 90 psi.The tool does not need a lot of CFM as my compressor kicked in only 3 times for 8 wheels (2 vehicles).
I strongly recommend it if you work on your vehicles. Here is my configuration:
1- 1/2 inch Stanley fat max impact wrench
2- Mastercraft 8 gallon 125 psi max oil lubed compressor
3- 50 ft 3/8 inch air hose with 1/4 NPT connectors
4- IN line moisture removal filter
Donâ€™t forget to lube the tool before use, takes 5cc through air inlet; oil is included in the box.
Also, if you buy the compressor, dont forget to brake in the compressor (run it for 3 x 10 minutes with cooling period in between) make sure air outlet is open. If you dont properly breakin the compressor, the piston in pump may seize.
October 14, 2012
I got this impact wrench as part of a combo set (99-0085-6) for $110, which also includes a Fat Max ratchet (58-8181-4; reg $84.00).
This wrench has lots of power, and easily removed my lug nuts and some stubborn/rusted bolts that hold the drivers seat in my car.
And $110 for $235 of air tools, its an amazing deal too!
April 7, 2012
Great impact wrench for the price!
I am a motorcycle mechanic and all I have to say is Great impact for the price. got mine on sale for 150 with the Stanley air ratchet really don't see the need to spend the extra $$ on the ingersoll rand.
It has tons of power with 500ft/ lbs of torque enough to the point where it brakes bolts if you have it set for full torque. they recommend you run it at 90 psi but really who runs them at that i run mine a 180 psi and it works great just gets the job done faster. highly recommend it to anyone
November 13, 2011
WOW! Just wow!
It is hard to believe that a $150 air wrench delivers 500 ft-pound with such low requirements from your compressor.
The weight and size is good to work on restricted places and those 500 ft-lbs and simply amazing!
There's no point on buying anything else really.
I got mine on sale with a 3/4" ratchet for free, yay!
September 11, 2011
Best impact i found with that low psi needed
This is by far the best air impact wrench i have ever seen with such a low 3.9 CFM at 90psi.
I use it on my car so far and really impressive. I dont hesitate to recommend this product.
The only thing that could have been nice on it is a push button for the forward and reverse instead of the flick button in the back but is really does not affect any performance of this impact.
June 3, 2011
Works with Motomaster 5-Gallon Twin-stack
This impact gun has a low enough SCFM air consumption that my Motomaster 5-Gallon Twin-stack (#58-7949-6) air compressor was able to run it to remove lug nuts today - in the winter.
Used a 50' 3/8" air hose with 1/4" quick connectors at 90 PSI.
January 9, 2011