Originally Posted by Belize
$150-$300, but open for a bit more if quality is worth it in the long run. Wondering how the Makita holds up against the Milwaukee. I already have a couple Makita cordless tools, and would be a shame to have two different sets of batteries if the Makita holds up.
..Your original post was inquiring about air tools...so here's my $.02....
I recently picked up a Snap-On 1/2" MG725 air impact.....really nice as expected but $505 off the truck....I found a new one on CL for less than half that, and that was a stretch for my tool budget. This is for my garage shop, no way would I tote that around in the van.
I also bought a refurb Harbor Freight Carbon Fiber 1/2" air impact and it was OK...I've since learned that torque generated has lots to do with hose dia and the use of high flow QD fittings....thanks to youtube.
My old Campbell Housfeld and the HF would barely get the lug nuts loose with a 25' 5/16" hose and non high flow quick disconnects. So the HF went back to the store.
If I hadn't found the Snap-on deal I likely would have ended up with a $140 Ingersall Rand gun on home Depot's website...lots of Torque, brand name with parts readily available and affordable.
Short fat hoses with high flow QD fittings make a huge difference on torque; there are loads of YouTube vids about this. I've since upgraded my QD fittings with high flow Milton brand fittings from amazon. made a big difference on my media blaster as well.