Wrench features muffler bypass valve.

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Model IM6500HP ½ in. Drive Air Impact Wrench offers increased low pressure performance due to 8-vaned rotor. Reverse valve increases sealing efficiency for improved air flow management. Air dam feature directs exhaust flow down and away from work area. Wrench operates in torque range of 290-575 lb-ft and achieves max torque of 650 lb-ft in reverse, reaching max motor speed of 8,800 rpm at 118 psi static air line pressure. Tool delivers 1,300 blows/min.

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New Snap-on® IM6500HP Air Impact Wrench Delivers Increased Power, Enhanced Comfort

Patented Features Include Cushion Grip, Muffler By-pass Valve KENOSHA, Wis., March 3, 2004 - A new air impact wrench model from Snap-on Tools Company combines a variety of performance and operator-comfort benefits to deliver superior productivity and ease of use. The Snap-on® IM6500HP 1/2-inch Drive Air Impact Wrench boasts a faster start-up and greater low-pressure performance than earlier models, thanks to its new eight-vaned rotor. Its enhanced reverse valve increases sealing efficiency for improved air flow management. A stylish silver metallic flake boot encases the tool, providing superior durability and corrosion resistance. The new impact wrench includes four patented features: The muffler by-pass valve, the exhaust air dam, the cushion grip and the tip valve trigger design. In its closed position, the muffler by-pass valve directs exhaust out through the handle, decreases torque output and enables quieter operation. In the open position, the muffler by-pass valve directs exhaust forward and increases torque output to a maximum of 650 foot pounds. The patented air dam feature directs exhaust flow down and away from the work area. The patented field-replaceable cushion grip absorbs vibration, insulates against the cold and resists swelling. The cushion grip and trigger with patented tip valve design - which includes rounded corners, featherable touch and pin-locking - combine to deliver maximum operator comfort and control, making the tool a good choice for applications requiring prolonged use. The impact wrench operates in a forward torque range of 290 to 575 foot pounds and achieves a maximum 650 foot pounds of torque in reverse, reaching a maximum motor speed of 8,800 RPM (revolutions per minute) at 118 PSI (pounds per square inch) static air line pressure. The tool also delivers up to 1,300 blows per minute. Internal oil bath lubrication keeps the tool running smoothly and extends its useful life. The IM6500HP Impact Wrench's performance meets all industry standards for safety and sound emissions. The tool is covered by a one-year limited manufacturer's warranty. Customers can find out more about the Snap-on® IM6500HP 1/2-inch Drive Air Impact Wrench by contacting their local Snap-on representative, visiting www.snapon.com or calling toll free 877-SNAPON-2 (877-762-7662). Snap-on Tools Company is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Product lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation service, industrial, government, education, agricultural, and other commercial applications, including construction and electrical. Products are sold through its franchisee dealer van, distributor channels and company direct sales, including snapon.com. Founded in 1920, Snap-on Tools is a $2+ billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wis., and employs approximately 12,700 worldwide.

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