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Re: Boys, stop buying air tools
bartamos #1407421 Sun Apr 25 2021 04:45 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,207
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!

Re: Boys, stop buying air tools
bartamos #1407455 Sun Apr 25 2021 10:52 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,965
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
WHoa ....! I wonder how much that thing retails for ... I especially like the "Track your tool's location from anywhere" part. We need that on most tools in our shop...


John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Boys, stop buying air tools
bartamos #1407488 Mon Apr 26 2021 03:10 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,207
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Looks like anywhere from $650 to $850. Yikes! $1000 for the kit.

Re: Boys, stop buying air tools
bartamos #1407504 Mon Apr 26 2021 10:29 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,092
'Bolter
$699 tool-only at Home Depot - supposedly in stock (two week wait for delivery to my local store).

$999 with full kit : tool, bag, 2 batteries and charger

I'd bet they are not readily available for shipping to the local store?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Boys, stop buying air tools
bartamos #1407662 Tue Apr 27 2021 02:17 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,965
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
$999 ??? Cool! I should get two, then... eeeek


John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Boys, stop buying air tools
bartamos #1407783 Wed Apr 28 2021 12:55 PM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 485
B
'Bolter
I still have a tool box full of snap on air ratchets, IR impact, mac die grinders and air drills. They do have their place BUT I RARELY use them now that Milwaukee m12 and m18 tools are available. Its just so convenient especially if I need to run out across the driveway to do something or if im on a road trip i toss the 1/2 impact in the back and i can swap a spare on like a nascar pit crew no sweat. The right angle grinder and the sawzall also make junkyard trips a lot more successful. My rear bumper on my truck came off a truck that had 2 other trucks and a boat stacked on top. I reached in with the impact and either unbolted or snapped the carriage bolts through the bumper right off. Even the guy that owned the yard was impressed.

Re: Boys, stop buying air tools
Barnfind49 #1408282 Sun May 02 2021 12:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 94
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'Bolter
I have a 5 hp 2 stage 80 gallon compressor that never runs out of air. 20+ CFM @ 90 PSI. I am sure that battery tools have many advantages, but I hate running out of power. It seems like I get 90% of the job done, then nothing. I use my air every day. I know I am old school, but perhaps that is why I like old things....

Steve

Re: Boys, stop buying air tools
bartamos #1408508 Mon May 03 2021 11:47 PM
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Posts: 485
B
'Bolter
You can run my Milwaukee 18v impact on the medium battery and probably dismount and mount 50 wheels on my truck without running out. So they really dont run out too bad. Pop on charger at night and your good to go. I understand using what your used to in a shop. I use both but now my battery stuff is my go-to and the air is the backup.

Re: Boys, stop buying air tools
bartamos #1409151 Sun May 09 2021 02:41 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,700
C
'Bolter
We are using a lot more electric both corded and cordless than we did 25 years ago. We drill a lot of small holes with cordless, but our magnetic drill presses like Jancy/Fein slugger are all corded. We grind welds with corded Fein and Metabo grinders that were still made in Germany. The new ones made in China are junk. But we still use air for impacts. I have a 10HP compressor with a 7 1/2HP compressor that kicks in when the pressure falls below 160. But we still need air. We set buck rivets with air and pull Huck bolts with air and use air needle scalers. And airing up a 445/50/22.5 takes a lot of air. Maintaining compressors and a refrigerated air dryer is not cheap, but it will be with us as long as I have the shop. It is getting difficult to find even names like Ingersol Rand that are not made in China.

Re: Boys, stop buying air tools
bartamos #1409739 Thu May 13 2021 05:34 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Move over air tools... I want this!!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ACGSzBXKONo


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