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Old 08-11-2010, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Schlegs View Post
.... I even picked up a 1/2 drive air gun, that will fit in the tool bag. (Can't wait to install the ARB's and York Compressors.) ....
Air tools rule in the shop for big projects. In the truck I used to carry an air impact driver, then a cordless impact driver, but then I put all that crap back in the garage.

My opinion is air tools makes a trail repair only slightly more efficient and it's not worth the added weight and size of the junk, or the hassle of pulling it all out. Sure it can make quick work of a pinion nut or t-case output nut, but in the end you're talking taking a 3 hour trail repair down to maybe 2 hours and 52 minutes...

Your CO2 system doesn't need another reason to run out of gas before you fill up your last tire, and your OBA system doesn't need yet another reason to blow through oil and get hot.. bringing air tools on the trail just wears those down prematurely. again, IMO.
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