Q: Buying air wrench

asked by on

I need to purchase an air wrench. I’m looking for a half-inch wrench. Can you point me into the right direction and let me know what to look for and what brand is good?

You rarely see me use them because my videos are basically made for do-it-yourself kind of guys. I’ve got all kinds of air tools and I use them all the time but I don’t use them much in my videos since a lot of guys don’t have them.

There are two types of air wrench tools. You can go economy and go with a brand like Harbor Freight tools. They sell these earthquake impacts and they are not bad. When they are on sale, you can get them for as little as 79 bucks. I’ve got one and it’s not bad.

But if you want to go higher quality, I’ve got an air cap wrench that costs 199 dollars. I love the air cap wrench, it’s quieter, it puts on a ton more torque and it’s got a lubrication point, so I can lubricate it and it can last forever.

The Harbor Freight earthquake has no lubrication point so you can’t lubricate it and it wears out. So, if you are serious, get an air cap. Air caps are good for $199. I use mine all the time, and my neighbors love it too, because they’re so much quieter than the old one.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Buying air wrench

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: replacing broken chain guide top bolt has 10mm hex plug that willnot accept the tool. any idea?

Hello. If the timing chain bolt does not accept your 10mm tool the first thing I would do is try a different one. A different tool, even if it is of the same size, may have different clearances, perhaps enough...

Q: I'm trying to purchase a car sander.

You should have your husband give you pictures of tools he needs with descriptions so you get the tools he needs instead of tools he does not need. There are many different types of sanders. There are also many brands...

Q: I have two questions about an oscilloscope and measurement conversion.

Hi there. An oscilloscope is a device for viewing oscillations of electrical voltage or current using probes and a screen that will display a wave pattern. The conversion from anglo-saxon to metric is the following formula: Inches X 2.54...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.