Re: It doesnt surprise me. . . That old saying "you get what you pay for" is certainly true with air tools. I'm a cheapskate and have wasted money on the cheap stuff too. There is a shipper I used to have years ago, his name was Howard Hurd and he modified Ingersoll Rand impact drivers for NASCAR. His son Jim inherited the business, these things are top of the line. A thousand bucks and they used to run at 200 PSI with air, although I think they run nitrogen at a lower pressure now http://www.constructionequipmentgui...Racing-Car-Pit-Crew--15-Seconds-of-Fame/3483/ The two impact drivers and the one I got at Lowes were cheapies at about 30-40 bucks apiece a few years ago. They were Campbell Hausfelds. Nothing but garbage. I am currently using an Ampro model I got at Advanced Auto Parts, it was fairly cheap at $50 but has held up for rotating tires and the brake jobs I do at home. I'm pretty sure an Ingersoll Rand is the best made, but a good impact driver of any make is going to cost over a hundred bucks. I have a 4 HP/25 gallon tank Sears Craftsmen compressor I use. Its about 20 years old and I hope to replace it soon with an upright model that takes up less space.