The classic IR231 is the most popular tool in its class. Introduced over 25 years ago and continuously refined, it offers the sheer power and performance features to tackle the toughest jobs with ease ñ as well as proven durability and economy. Twin Hammer Plus and 600 ft./lbs. of Torque Deliver Efficient Performance
Whether you're a vehicle hobbyist or professional mechanic, the 231C can help simplify jobs like rotating tires or performing basic vehicle maintenance. It comes equipped with an exclusive Twin Hammer Plus impact mechanism for 1/2-inch drive, and it boasts an average air consumption of 4.2 CFM. And whether you're removing lug nuts or stubborn bolts, pressure-feed lubrication ensures ease of use.
This compact tool delivers a maximum torque of 600 ft./lbs. and provides an impressive speed of 8,000 RPM (1,200 BPM) for fast, efficient performance.
Adjustable Power Regulator for Optimum Results
To help maintain consistent results, the 231C's adjustable power regulator provides variable power in one direction and full power in the opposite direction, which gives you the freedom to set the power independently.
Compact and Lightweight for All-Day Use
Measuring only 7.2 inches in length and weighing just 5.3 pounds, the 231C is compact and lightweight enough to minimize stress on your wrists and hands. It's also easy to take with you as you move around the shop or jobsite.
Caring for the 231C is as simple as can be thanks to the easy-to-service, two-piece construction and the contoured handle that ensures comfort and control, even during all-day jobs.
For added convenience, the 231C arrives fully lubricated and ready to go right out of the box.
The IR231C Features:
- Equipped with an exclusive Twin Hammer Plus impact mechanism.
- Adjustable power regulator for variable power in one direction, full power in the other.
- Pressure-feed lubrication.
- Easy to service two piece construction.
- Contoured handle for comfort and control.
- Compact, lightweight design for all-day use.
- Max Reverse Torque: 600 ft-lb. Working Torque Range 25-350 ft-lb
- Free Speed (rpm): 8,000
- Length in.(mm): 7.3(185)
- Av. Air Cons. Cfm (i/min)
- @ Load (I/min): 22(623)
- Sound dBA(Pressure/Power): 102.0/115.0
- Air Inlet NPTF in.: 1/4
- Min. Hose Size In.(mm): 3/8(10)
- Customer Reviews
Average! Customer Rating:(10 Reviews)
February 15th, 2014
Still Top Quality
Comment:I had an IR 231 years ago and the Snap-On man talked me into trading it in on one of their models. It was good, but I finally had to get another 231. The difference is very noticeable. The first time I used my 231 it was like my old friend was back. Power and dependability - that's the 231.
January 27th, 2014
Very happy with my purchase
Comment:This is the first impact wrench I ever bought. I wanted something tought, simple, and powerfull, and that is what I got. It is truely a great tool and the price was hard to beat. I am extremly satisfied with my purchase and the service/price.
December 24th, 2013
Comment:This is my first impact wrench. I guess the biggest reason I picked this one is that you can buy parts for it. In this day and age, most things are like light bulbs - when they burn out, you just get a new one. If parts can be purchased, it must be durable. The price on this site was great.
December 18th, 2013
Just simply can't be beat
Comment:I purchased my 231C in 1972 from my Snap-On rep who told me it was much better than his Snap-On model. This poor gun has been through the wars. Until 3 days ago, I have NEVER done anything to this gun but use an oiler with it. Not one single repair or adjustment. Finally, the trigger will not shut off the gun completely. My local IR Authorized repair facility said I could buy just the trigger parts, but I elected to go for the whole maintenance kit. Grand total - $30 + tax!! That's after 41 years of faithful service. I am buying a new one, too. After I rebuild this old one, I think I am going to give it a bit of a rest.
November 3rd, 2013
Comment:Bought one around 1990.Done professional work'trans and engines.finally died oct.2013.i am buying the same gun right this minute.Excellant quality!
November 1st, 2013
bestimpact for the money
Comment:Been in the automotive field for 25 years and the ir231 is a reliable working machine that will give you many years of service.I have used all of the high end impacts and the ir231 has outworked worked all of them.
September 26th, 2013
IR 231c impact wrench
Comment:Best price and fast shipping will do business with them again and the impact wrench is great with a lot of torque.
July 12th, 2013
So far, so good
Comment:I bought this to replace junk from HD & Lowes. It will get light use at home, but at least has parts & support available. The instructions stress lubrication, but are vague about how to add grease and what to use. I had to buy the IR lubrication kit to find out.
June 26th, 2013
Comment:Can't beat the performance for the price. Great value works great for everyday use
June 14th, 2013
Best impact wrench I have owned
Comment:I use my impact wrench for changing tires at home. This wrench is much smoother than the comparable wrench from Harbor Freight that I had for five years. I would definitely recommend this to anyone especially for the price at Factory Authorized Outlet.