View Full Version : If we are going to have this new format
11-24-2005, 06:10 PM
Which clearly is much better, and if we are going to have sub catagories, how about one for tools and equipment.
In the alternatives, perhaps ther could be a basicsor something where evrybody's favorite tools could be listed.
IR 321 half inch drive impact, and AirVantage should be at the top of the best of the best list.
11-25-2005, 07:25 PM
The old Ingersoll Rand Model 231 was an excellent 1/2" impact but there are several much better impacts on the market now. The old IR-231 is rated at 450 ft. lbs. of torque which by todays standards are low compared to what else is available. I have had an Ingersoll Rand 2131 compsite body 1/2" impact that is rated at 600 ft. lbs. of torque and it has been an excellent air wrench which I personally would highly recommend for a wrench in that power class. IR now has the 2135TI (titanium) 1/2" impact which is rated at an amazing 1,000 ft. lbs. of torque. And it weighs less than 3 lbs (composite body and titanium hammer/anvil case). Chicago Pneumatic has newer 1/2" impact model that is called the "Turbo" that is rated at 800 ft. lbs.
The Dynabrad/Airvantage is an excellent finish sander that is still top of the line for a low profile lightweight finishing sander.
I'll add some catagories ASAP.
As for the impact wrenches I see that the IR 231 sells for about $110 but the IR 2130 (couldn't find the 2131) sells for about $179. (it should be better) and the IR 2135 sells for around $269 which is a good tool for the pro but probably a little overkill for the weekend tire changer. Although the 2135 comes as a nice kit, see pic below.
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