Ingersoll Rand | August/September 2011

Issue #1 — August 2011


Impact Gun Torque Ratings: Science or Magic?

TORQUE. It's the most important feature of an impact gun, yet it's also the most misunderstood. At Ingersoll Rand, we've done extensive research and testing on torque so we thought we'd fill you in on our findings. What do those torque ratings really mean?

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Tackling Tight Access at Work

Whether it's brakes, suspension or chassis work, access is always a critical issue for technicians. Applications in low clearance areas are often some of the most time consuming jobs because of conventional tool limitations.

We recently had the chance to speak with John Dwyre of Greg and Sons Auto Service in Wayne, New Jersey, about tight access applications. John is a technician with over 19 years of experience working in the family business.

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Lubricating Your Impact Wrench

Water contamination and debris buildup are by far the biggest threats to your prized air impact wrench and other air tools. The common misconception is that if you regularly drain the air tank in your compressor, you are protecting your air tool from water damage, but this only prevents rust in the tank. Condensation in the air line and water contamination in your impact wrench can have terrible effects on the performance and life of the tool.

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New Tools Coming Soon from Ingersoll Rand – Sneak Peak

118MAX and 122MAX Air Hammer

In keeping with the tradition of Ingersoll Rand MAX tools, the 118MAX and 122MAX vibration-reduced air hammers deliver the MAX Comfort, MAX Power, and MAX Productivity needed to accomplish your most challenging material preparation jobs.

122 MAX 22a

2145QiMAX Impactool™

Ingersoll Rand announces the new 2145QiMAX – More power. Less air. Not only does the new Ingersoll Rand 2145QiMAX Impactool deliver incredible performance and industrial-grade durability, its efficient air motor also reduces air consumption – which saves you money.

2145QiMAX Impactool

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RebatesEach month, we offer special promotions to our loyal customers. Here's what we're offering now:

July - Purchase a 2135TiMAX 1/2" Impactool between Jul. 1 and Jul. 31, 2011 and receive a free Ingersoll Rand windshirt.

August - Purchase a 261 3/4" Impactool between Aug. 1 and Aug. 31, 2011 and receive a $30.00 rebate.

September - Purchase a 285B-6 1" Impactool between Sept. 1 and Sept. 31, 2011 and receive $40.00 rebate.

Follow the link below to get yours now!

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Talk shop, share your projects, win a Kershaw Knife!

Kershaw Knife
We want to hear from you. Write in with tricks of the trade, share a cool project you're working on, or give us your two cents on an industry topic – the first 10 submissions will receive a free Kershaw Knife! For every edition of Maximum Impact we'll choose a story to be featured in the newsletter, and if your submission is selected, we'll send you a free tool right from our garage to yours. Let's talk shop.

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Win an Ingersoll Rand Hammerhead!

Like us on Facebook and be entered to win a free Hammerhead tool from Ingersoll Rand. That's right – “like” us on Facebook and we'll enter your name in a drawing to win a free Ingersoll Rand tool. Click here to visit our Facebook page and view contest rules.

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New Mini Air Tools

We've expanded our mini air tool line with the 2101XP-QC ¼" Quick Change Mini Impactool and the 2102XP 3/8" Mini Impactool.

The 2101XP-QC and 2102XP each weigh less than 1.5 pounds and their powerful impact mechanism is engineered to deliver 45 ft-lb of torque where you need it most. Both tools are engineered for lightweight power and balance, and feature a pistol grip design with an easily accessible forward/reverse switch that allows one-handed operation.

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Ingersoll Rand Supports Ford/AAA & SkillsUSA


Ingersoll Rand is a corporate sponsor of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills and SkilllsUSA, and has recently completed its participation in the National Career Fairs of both organizations that took place earlier this summer.

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