- Nov 20, 2006
- MA, Mittelfranken.de
While look at cordless units I came across this from Proto, not needing a new impact I only picked it up because of its looks and as soon as I did I had to have it. This is the best balanced gun I have ever used bar none, even with the weight of a deep socket on it the weight of the air hose seems to balance it out. Doing some research on it the gun compares in power to the IR 2235 but without the rear buttons, I had the 2135 and the buttons rattles out twice before I tossed it. I use the Aircat and IR231 and a Hazet mini but this is by far the best. It is in a different class as is the price, Mac sells this gun for over $400 as does Facom in Europe. I scored it for $169 I couldn't pass it up, my good friend Frank (Demarpaint) also jumped on it, he got the last one. This is made in Taiwan but so is the IR and Aircat they are just assembled in the USA. This gun is high quality with a titanium nose, switch lever and tail piece, it has a grease fitting. It uses a 3 level switch on the trigger which once I got use to it on my Hazet I have come to like. It keeps the back of the gun flat with no chance of bumping a button. I does a nice job of regulating the air with distinct power levels, in reverse its full power only. It is light and the balance is something you need to experience to believe, it just seems to go where you aim it without drooping at the nose. This gun has lots of power, more than IR 2135 or the Aircat. Like all guns it needs high flow fittings and a min of 3/8 ID hose to work properly. The only small negative I find is the slightly extended anvil, it adds to the length a little but would not be considered a extended anvil, I think it must have something to do with the balance and definitely not a deal breaker. Finding a boot for the thing was a job, Amazon had one seller with outrageous price and huge shipping cost so seeing as Mac sells the gun with a trigger guard I looked there. $16 inc shipping in clear or red. This is the gun from Proto. https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-J150WP-2-Inch-Square-Pistol/dp/B00F945CXW And from Mac. https://www.mactools.com/en-us/Power-Too...e-Impact-Wrench The clear boot. https://www.mactools.com/en-us/Power-Too...tive-Boot-Clear Some pics of mine with the Mac clear boot. Note the boot from Proto and Mac has made in USA on them, they are the gun is not.