Best 1/2 Impact Wrench

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#1

Overall Rating

based on 4837 reviews

9.2

Manufacturer: ‎Avid Power

Item Weight: ‎3.61 pounds

Color: ‎Red&Black

Material: ‎Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

Power Source: ‎Battery-powered

Voltage : ‎20 Volts

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#2

Overall Rating

based on 3781 reviews

9.2

Manufacturer: ‎PORTER-CABLE

Item Weight: ‎7.5 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎13 x 4 x 11 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Material: ‎Other

Power Source: ‎Corded-electric

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#3

Overall Rating

based on 3539 reviews

9.8

Manufacturer: ‎Dewalt

Item Weight: ‎6.4 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎9.94 x 4.25 x 10.63 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎Yellow

Material: ‎Plastic, Metal, Rubber

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#4

Overall Rating

based on 3329 reviews

9.8

Manufacturer: ‎Dewalt

Item Weight: ‎7.2 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎17 x 10.5 x 9.5 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Power Source: ‎Battery-powered

Voltage : ‎20 Volts

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#5

Overall Rating

based on 3204 reviews

9.4

Manufacturer: ‎AIRCAT

Item Weight: ‎4.5 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎7.5 x 2.8 x 7 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎Black

Material: ‎Composite and Metal

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#6

Overall Rating

based on 2625 reviews

9.8

Manufacturer: ‎Dewalt

Item Weight: ‎6.4 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎9.94 x 4.25 x 10.63 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Material: ‎TOOLS

Power Source: ‎Battery-Powered

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#8

Overall Rating

based on 2559 reviews

9.6

Manufacturer: ‎Dewalt

Item Weight: ‎3.53 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎8.06 x 3.19 x 9.56 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎Black

Voltage : ‎20 Volts

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#9

Overall Rating

based on 2119 reviews

9.4

Manufacturer: ‎Ingersoll Rand

Item Weight: ‎6.4 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎3.4 x 8.2 x 8.8 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎Silver/ Black

Material: ‎Other

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#10

Overall Rating

based on 2109 reviews

9.6

Buyer's Guide: Best 1/2 Impact Wrench

What You Didn't Know About The 1/2 Impact Wrench

You have probably seen this particular type of impact wrench in many applications. Whether you are dealing with a building project or trying to remove things from your car, the one that you have will be able to do all the work for you. The first time that you look at it and think about a one arm impact wrench being the way to go, you may be putting yourself out of a job. However, once you see how versatile it is and how well made it is you may not be willing to put it away. So let us take a closer look at this tool and some of the things that you should know about it.

To begin with there are three types of impact wrenches that you can use. There is the standard one arm style wrench, which has one side gripping the shaft while the other is a safety stopping screw. The final one is the two arm style wrench, which has two griping surfaces to allow you to change the direction of the wrench and it has a safety mechanism that stops the arm from engaging if it is not holding the screw in place. Now that you have the basic knowledge of the differences between these three models, lets take a look at what you can expect from this tool. Some of the common things that people tend to forget is the differences in the size of the socket head on each one, and how much torque the models can handle.

When looking at the differences between the different models you will notice that one of the most obvious is in the size of the socket head. When you are tightening a bolt on your car the one arm will simply do not have enough power to get the job done if the bolt is too big. The advantage of the one arm model is that it can be used to do a variety of jobs, and the one arm can fit into most places. So it is really up to you if you want to buy a one arm wrench and use it in all the places or just the one socket. The other benefit of having a smaller one arm wrench is that it is easier to tighten and loosen the nuts and bolts on different items.

One of the other features that you will find on the impact wrench is the fact that it is a one arm model and has a spring loaded clamp to hold the other end. This allows you to place the wrench where you need to while keeping the other end free. This means that you can do many different things with the wrench. For instance you can adjust the nut and bolt or tighten or loosen it. Many of the newer impact wrenches also have a feature where you can lock the clamp in place so that it cannot move around when you are using the wrench.

The other difference between the cordless impact wrench and the one arm wrench is the torque that they can handle. The cordless impact wrench will allow you to exert more force on the wrench and will result in a faster rate of tightening the screws or bolts. This is great if you are working on something that is really tight and a one arm wrench just cannot get the job done. It will also save you money because you do not have to run back and forth to the hardware store for the screw or the bolt.

One thing that people tend to forget about is the leverage that the impact wrench has. That is to say that if you have something really heavy and hard to lift you may want to consider a one arm impact wrench versus a two arm one. This is because with a two arm impact wrench, you can exert twice as much force as you would with a one arm model. This will allow you to accomplish twice the amount of work.

Some of the best brands out there such as Bosch, Makita, Wabco and Wilson make a great selection of these power tools. Some people even prefer to purchase them online because of the vast selection available. In addition to being able to purchase them online, you are also able to comparison shop much better. In other words, rather than having to drive all over town you can simply go online and compare the prices. You may find that the online stores have the best deals as well because they do not have the overhead that retail stores have. One thing that I always look for is the warranty that comes along with the product.

You need to make sure that the wrench has a one arm design. This is because in case of an accidental release when you are trying to remove the bolt the only way that you are going to be able to fix it is by re-attaching the nut that holds the stud in place. In many instances, you will find that the wrench that is being purchased online is designed with one arm because it is the best way to go. In addition, it will save you time because it takes less time to remove one arm than it does to remove both arms.

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