The snap-on MG series guns were pretty solid. Not a fan of the forward reverse/power switch though. Too hard to adjust the chooch on er. I’ve got an mg325 that I’ve had for a few years now, I’ve maybe oiled it twice. Aluminum or magnesium housing, pretty solid design. The other three techs at our shop all run them as well. Before that, every tech at the Ford dealer I was at also ran them.
Then the 1/2 impact chronicles.....one tech has an mg725, same as the 325 just bigger. It’s HEAVY. And same gripes about the ergonomics. But it is tough. His brother, our lead tech, has a snap-on pt850.....he oils it every single morning and takes very good care of it...and still has to send it out to get rebuilt every 3 months or so. High rpm and ipm, good ergonomics, but just simply doesn’t hold up. Me and my manager both have older Matco 1/2s. His is the super quiet model, mine has a little more chooch. Externally they are identical. Both are tough as nails, pretty good power, and I’m not very good about oiling mine regularly. About once a month I’d say. Matco used to be made by ingersol rand. Dunno if they still are, but mine and my managers are both rebadged IR’s.
After mine finally gives up (no sign of it yet) I’m looking at the Matco MT2779....1600 ft lbs of torque. I told ya, lug nut. I ain’t askin’