Ingersoll 231G 1/2 in. Drive Air Impactool vs Ingersoll 231C 1/2 in. Drive Super Duty Impact Wrench
The notable feature lies in the extra power. While the Ingersoll Rand 231C is able to produce a maximum of 600 foot-pounds which is a hundred foot-pounds superior to the 500-foot-pound maximum torque of the Ingersoll Rand 231G.
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Haven't used it yet, but if it performs as well as my neighbor's, it will serve us well.
I'm restoring an old truck and have all kinds of rusted bolts and nuts. This one breaks them loose. Make sure you have at least a 3/8" air hose, the 1/4" will not do it. I actually plan on changing over to 1/2" to let my tools breathe.
I have only owned it a short time. The gun is well crafted and has a nice finish. So far has worked well. I hope it lasts as long as my Snap On 1/2 inch drive. For the price it is a good deal so far. Forward and reverse button location not the best have to reach to depress. That is why 4 star.
works well has good power has no instructions on oil to use just all safety issues
Great tool for the money spent. The same item from another vendor was priced much higher.
Excellent product. Found it easy to use. Removed the rusted bolt I needed to get apart.
Awesome product. works great was able to break loose bolts i wasn't able to without breaking my breaker bar.
I used to work at an auto dealership as a detailer and would occasionally borrow the mechanics impact drivers to rotate the tires on my own vehicle. I am sure these tools I borrowed were high-dollar items since everything they owned were mostly Snap-On. Anyway, this impact driver paired with Harbor...
meets or exceeds all expectations
My compressor has a 1/4" outlet on the tank, which did not allow the gun to run with any efficiency. Beautiful gun. I managed a repair shop for years and these were our shop guns. Witnessing them take years of COMMERCIAL abuse with no maintenance made me a believer.
Excellent wrench, been using these for years
I have always liked this brand of air tools. This is the first time that I have had any problems. The grip on this impact wrench has sharp edges under the trigger and makes it very uncomfortable to use. So I am looking for grip tape or something to cover it.
Good impact. No complaints. Should've spent the extra money on titanium impact but very happy with this impact.
I have only had the impact wrench for about 3 weeks, but so far I have not had any issues with it. It has plenty of power for my needs. I am not a professional mechanic so I may not push the tool as hard as many would
Impact works perfect. Has a good amount of power. No complaints ever with IR tools
IR always delivers a superior product. This one is good enough to use professionally everyday in the light to medium market, or for some jobs on the farm.
Solid, powerful love the adjustment knobs. hope it lasts as long as the USA made ones.
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Questions & Answers
compressor size needed
I've run it on 20-gal tank compressors without a problem. Most 20-gal compressors should work fine at 90-PSI outlet pressure.
If an air tool has suggested operation of 90 psi, IMO, your compressor should put out at least 110 psi with a regulator to operate at a 100% in burst. That has been a life time experience with me. Everybody has a different answer that works for them, but you should never use an air tool under the factory recommended air pressure. Most half inch impact guns call for 90 psi!!!
(19 CFM at 90 PSI for minimum spec) The higher the inlet pressure the more likely you are to get maximum torque out of your tools. This IR gun could be operated off a modest sized portable compressor (20-30 gallon) but it would not work on a pancake compressor. Your tank outlet size at a minimum should be 1/2" for proper unrestricted airflow. For maximum delivery of torque, a minimum operating pressure of 100 psi is strongly recommended. The 1/2" minimum ID outlet allows you to step it down to 3/8" ID without a drop in CFM. I run guns like these off an 80-gallon tank that is pressurized at 175 ps (3/4" ID outlet)i, I could run multiple guns like this at the same time from a source like that indefinitely.
Their specs call for 5 cfm but it doesn't specify at what psi... In the absence of better data, I can only give you my own observations. I have a fairly basic compressor, 3/4hp electric motor driven, single cylinder, on a 5 gallon tank, set to maintain 85 to 120 psi, and it works well enough for ocassional home shop use. For heavier use I would prefer a 231C or better, and a better compressor than mine
Is 231G really the model #? This does not exist on Ingersoll Rand's web site. I was looking for a...
Yes, that is the correct model number. https://www.ingersollrandproducts.com/en-us/power-tools/edge-series-tools/impactools/231g.html
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