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Craftsman  1/2in. Impact Wrench

  Item#  00916882000 | Model#  16882
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 Rating 3.0 | 138 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $49.99
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$44.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Weight:
Item Weight (lbs.): 4.2 lbs
Overall Dimensions: 7.5 in. length
Product Overview:
Maximum Torque (ft-lb): 400 ft-lbs
Variable Trigger Speed: No
Side Handle: No
General Warranty: 2 Years
Reversibility: Yes
Color/Finish: Red/black
Housing Material: Composite
Ratchet Drive Size: 1/2 in.
Included with Item:
Case Included: No
Compressor, Auto:
Tool Air Inlet Size: 1/4 in.
Tool Min. Hose Size: 3/8 in.
SCFM Delivery:
Average Air Consumption (CFM): 5.2

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Deliver the Right Force Each Time with 1/2in. Impact Wrench from Craftsman

With a reliable single hammer mechanism, you can count on this Craftsman 1/2in. Wrench to deliver great results. Composite housing with a contoured grip are specially designed for your comfort. Use the ergonomically designed trigger to always be in control of this powerful impact wrench that has a maximum torque of 400 ft. lbs.

This powerful 1/2 in. Impact Wrench is easy to maneuver in your work area giving you greater control and gets the job done faster. With the exhaust running through the handle and directed away from your hand, it ensures safety coupled with internal silencing to reduce noise levels. 7000 RPM of free speed means it maximizes the torque output and minimizes your effort to give you a smooth, jerk-free run time after time.

  • Choose this Craftsman 1/2in. Wrench with internal silencing for performance that speaks for itself
  • Designed for comfort with two shot molded contoured grip and ergonomic trigger
  • Weighs only 4.2 lbs. so it is lightweight and highly portable
  • Sturdily designed single hammer delivers 400 ft. lbs. of max torque producing a free speed of 7400 RPM

This product is:
  • Available for Gift Wrap

Added on August 20, 2011

 

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138 Reviews Write a review
58 Reviewers (42.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Sesquipedalian101
Dec 30 , 2013
Bad Performance (See One-Star Reviews) Solved?
I read ALL the negative reviews and some of the positive ones. Even though the negatives "outweighed" the positives, I decided to take a chance. I reasoned this way... I already own two (2) impact wrenches -- one "cheap import," and a nice Ingersoll Rand. Unfortunately, they have taken up residence with my offspring -- and I'd really like them back. Enter the Sears offering. Despite the negative reviews, I figured they'd be new enough, and red enough, and pretty enough, that I could talk the boys into a "trade" and, with luck, get the good wrenches well hidden before they discovered my ruse. Best case, they might even work -- according to the reviews, about 38% (give or take) actually function properly... So, I bought two (2) wrenches for Christmas presents. One (1) of them worked quite well; one (1) could not have "impacted" its way out of wet paper bag! Fortunately, having the ability to compare a working wrench with a non-working wrench, I instantly spotted the problem! Hang on and pay careful attention here, there are some twists and turns on this ride! On the back of the wrenches is a selector lever. This lever is made out of plastic and it operates the forward/reverse function. Here's where it gets "Tricky": this is not just a simple "Y" valve; it is a "regulator," too! Moving it in the forward direction, one can feel a number of "detents" corresponding to various power settings. The catch is, the highest setting has no "detent"; you simply have to move the valve all the way to the end of its travel. Comparing the wrenches, I noticed the selector levers were loose! The lever on the "weak" wrench was so loose I could pull it off of the valve quite easily! It would travel through no more than three (3) detents and never reach the full power setting. Further examination disclosed an access hole on the bottom of the "well" where the lever couples up to the selector valve / regulator. When in the neutral position, this hole lines up with a set screw that is supposed to hold the lever in place. Snugging up the "good" wrench, I got nearly two (2) turns out of the set screw; the screw on the weak wrench yielded nearly three (3) turns! Once the levers were properly tightened, the wrenches went to working; even the function of the "good" wrench improved! The thing is, if I had purchased only the weak wrench, I might not have discovered the problem! When the instruction manual says that running the wrench for more than ten (10) seconds (without the socket turning) may damage it, there is no way this is the "Heavy Duty" tool touted in the sales literature! On the other hand, on a half (1/2) price sale, it's not a bad deal -- particularly if, as in my case, you can use it to ransom an Ingersoll Rand. Regardless, if you decide to buy one (1) and it does not work, make sure the selector lever is tight before you give up on it. Of course, this comment reflects only my personal experience; your mileage may vary. -101-
Criticism6 found this helpful
Korrupt3dazn
Mar 25 , 2013
wow talk about a weak gun?
I got this gun as part of a kit. The spec says it provides 400lb of Tq. That could not be any further from the truth. This think can't even remove my lug nuts. I have then Torque down to 80lbs and this 400lb gun can't even do it. While my ************** 240lb electric one just zips it off. So sad, I exchanged it at a local sears thinking maybe that gun was defective. Nope the new one performs the same. Its funny that on the box they show someone using it to remove lug nuts off. Stay far far far away from this thing.
 

BlackDecker

Brooklyn, NY

Aug 14 , 2014
via sears.com
Overall
1/2 Impact

Great job and very handy

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Joevangelista

Kingston, NY

Jul 28 , 2014
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Great tool

This a great tool. 500lbs pounds of torque is good enough to get any lugs nuts off. Lightweight and easy to use with great ergonomics. Not a professional wrench but will do for the every now and then user.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DaveThePlumber

Tuckerton, NJ

Jul 16 , 2014
via sears.com
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A little weak...

After points and on sale... I got this for a deal nobody would pass. I heard bad reviews on this so I gave it a few tries this weekend. I was able to bump all 3 blades off my tractor with ease. I normally use a 3 foot breaker bar. I also test fired it on 1 lug nut on a tire that has not been removed for 10 years. Took two shots before it wisked it off. Guess I got lucky with this one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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johnsoninc86

Bloomington, IN

Jul 16 , 2014
via sears.com
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For the price, not bad...

With a sale price, SYWR coupons, and surprise points, I paid $17 for this gun. If you keep that in mind, this is a pretty good bargain. I went over the gun and tightened the screw mentioned in another review prior to putting the gun into service. This gun is being fed by just a small 3 gallon craftsman air compressor, not exactly ideal for an impact, so keep that in mind as well. The gun will bust loose lug nuts, mower blade spindles, and old rusted lugs on my boat just fine. I would guess it can bust loose around 150 ft/lbs. I checked all the fasteners that I tightened with a torque wrench, and they were all around 130 ft/lbs. Not even close to what the gun advertises, but hey, it was $17. I'll keep it around until I can afford something better, but for now, I'm pleased. I would like to try the gun with a bigger 60 gallon compressor, as that's what it needs to operate properly. My little 3 gallon would run the gun for maybe 7 seconds and then turn on to try to keep up. This will work for loosening a single nut or two, but I won't be doing 5 lug nuts in a row with this setup without waiting for my tank to refill. Pros: good small impact for the price, looks sharp, good fit and finish Cons: Eats a ton of air compared to other impacts, not even close to torque rating of 400 ft/lbs

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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IndustralEng

Auburn, WA

Jun 20 , 2014
via sears.com
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Impact wrench for basic use

Needed a torque up to 210 LB, gun rated at 400 LB. Was not able to loosen or tighten. Tried larger capacity compressor and larger supply hose.


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caroldeck

Bloomsdale, MO

Apr 29 , 2014
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Impact Wrench

Luv this easy to use

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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njbooth954

Fond du Lac, WI

Apr 18 , 2014
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Awful

Gun could barely remove lug nuts from an escape at 100ftlbs. will be returning item on my lunch break. I guess you get what you pay for.


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Home_Wrencher

Yorktown Heights, NY

Apr 5 , 2014
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Useless. Skip this wrench.

This hunk of garbage couldn't budge the lug nuts on my car. Not even worth the cheap price. Skip this wrench and get model #19984 instead. Yes, #19984 costs more, but it uses less air and has a higher rating. It'll actually get your lug nuts off.


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Apr 4 , 2014
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too weak for me

could not use, had to return. better off to get the more expensive model.


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Soupyfireguy

Erie, CO

Feb 12 , 2014
via sears.com
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Great Wrench

For the price this is a great impact wrench. It has a very nice feel and works quite well. I use it for minor jobs like taking the tires off of my car for cleaning, and it's worked great thus far.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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