20 Most Recent Craftsman Mechanics Air Tool Kit Impact Wrench/ratchet Questions & Answers


Make sure the expansion ring is on the end of the impact gun. this holds the sockets in place.

Craftsman... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010


Any sockets will fit the ratchet, 3/8 drive, the impact drive is 1/2 drive, and they make hardened sockets for it. And I can't really make out the last tool there in the kit. The impact tool will take normal sockets for reg duty use but not for wheel lugs and such, they will crack, but if you buy Craftsman, they will replace it. I have only cracked one in thirty years. But I also have the hardened set of sockets. Hope this helps.

Craftsman... | Answered on Jun 25, 2010


sounds as if it needs servicing ,not expensive -----what do you oil it with ? if you dont have the correct oil use auto transmission fluid DONT use wd40 or the likes the o/rings will go in no time

Craftsman... | Answered on Oct 11, 2009


replace the faulty poppet valves in the compressor heads

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Jan 25, 2020


Take it back to the shop as it is under warranty and working on it yourself will void it.

Obviously, make sure you have read the manual carefully.

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Jan 15, 2020


It should be pretty straightforward. What are you looking for ?

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Aug 21, 2019


Check the check valve, disconnect the tube between the pump and the tank and power it up and see if it still humms.

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Aug 17, 2019


Sounds like you need a higher current circuit. When a motor starts up, there is a higher than normal current draw, usually 2x to 4x the running current. When it starts up against cut in pressure, there is even more resistance and hence more current draw than when starting up against no pressure in the tank. So, your circuit is capable of providing startup current with no presure, but with pressure it is drawing more current and tripping the beaker. Don't just put a higher rated circuit hreaker in unless you want to buern down your house. Get an electrician to measure the starting current of your compressor and wire up a circuit and outlet that will handle that current safely. That said, the advertising for the compressor says it can run on a standard (15 amp) household circuit, so your motor may be drawing excessive current. Either way, an electrician can help you. Another option is to add capacitive start to the compressor, but, again, a good electrician will have the solution.

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Jul 12, 2019


If the compressor motor is dual voltage then yes, otherwise no.
Notice the current draw is twice at low voltage than that of high voltage in a dual voltage motor.

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Jul 10, 2019


Pneumatic tools are rated in cfm (cubic feet per minute). Your 1 HP air compressor is rated at probably not more than 3 cfm while the 1/2 " impact driver needs at least 8 cfm, maybe 12 chm of air.
The compressor must provide more chm than tool rating needs.
It is a problem, by the time you look at five horse power air compressors and larger, a lot of electric power is needed. A circuit of 220 volts, 20, 30, or more amps would be required to run those large expensive compressors.
If you can, return the air tool and get a good electric tool instead.
Leave those high air volume air tools to shops that are so equipped to use, or invest if you must.

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Apr 18, 2019


not completely familiar with that exact model but on other ones if there is a jam it wont fire or was jammed and not reset, meaning the driver( what drives the nail) has to be in the up most position. so use a long thin rod and push it back to the top and check that the magazine has nails or that the feed is good. if want to try with no nails you have to leave the magazine open. but should work with charged battery and make sure any adjustment switches are on or off cant be in a middle position. but know from the dewalt framer cordless the driver has to be up before it will fire.

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019


what about sears website??? any gauge that fits the threads will work fine

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Mar 18, 2019


try a little air oil in th inlet hose . they (seals) do dry out

Craftsman Air... | Answered on Mar 14, 2019

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