Will turned us on to this wild tool from Harbor Freight that we’ve never seen in the store: a 1″ gasoline-powered impact wrench. He writes: “When I saw this online, I thought, ‘Holy cow!’ I’ve never used one myself, but I could see using it to bust lugs on a semi.”
This sucker’s 51.7 cc two-stroke engine delivers 406 to 1,250 ft-lbs of torque — through a massive gear reduction and hammering action, we’d guess — via a 1″ hardened anvil. It also features electronic ignition and — be jealous, Trabant owners! — an “EPA certification.” It ships with 1-1/2″ and 1-5/8″ impact sockets and requires a 25:1 fuel mix.
Have any of you used this or one like it? If so, drop us a line and send us a picture of it in use — we’d love to hear about your personal experiences with it. And if you’re in the market, HF’s got it marked down to $300 from its normal $400 price tag.
1″ Gas-Powered Impact Wrench [Harbor Freight]