October 25, 2021

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Who Makes the Best Cordless High-Torque Impact Wrench?

Who Makes the Best Cordless High-Torque Impact Wrench?

When you’re wondering who makes the best cordless high-torque impact wrench, it’s easy to look at the numbers. After all, whoever has the most torque must be the best, right?

Not necessarily. Tim Johnson at Shop Tool Reviews has been on a search for the best cordless impact wrench and evaluated 8 popular models. Not only did he test torque, but he also took a close look at ergonomics, features, speed, value, and more.

If you’re a veteran of keeping up with impact tools, you’re probably familiar with the Skidmore torque testing system. It’s great for labs, but Tim is using a completely different system to give a better indication of how these tools perform in the real world.

Here’s what Tim has to say about the importance of discovering who makes the best cordless high-torque impact wrench:

“Cordless impact wrenches aren’t lightweight tools – they’re not much fun to use. So when you pick up one of these tools, you need to know it has plenty of power to do the job, but that it still has the best balance of ergonomics and value if you’re going to move away from pneumatics.”

– Tim Johnson, Shop Tool Reviews

So before you head over to Shop Tool Reviews, take a look at the start list and see if you can put them in order from worst to first.

Who Makes the Best Cordless High-Torque Impact Wrench?

  • AC Delco ARI2002
  • Bosch HTH181-01
  • DeWalt DCF899P2
  • Ingersoll Rand W7150-K22
  • Mac Tools BWP151-M2
  • Makita XWT08
  • Matco MCL2012HPIWK
  • Milwaukee 2763-22
  • Milwaukee 2767-22

Let’s tackle two major questions before you head over. First, why does Milwaukee have two models in the shootout?

The new 2767-22 is very new, so new Tim wasn’t sure he could get it in time, so they sent the Gen 1 (2763-22) just in case. Since he had both, he might as well test them both.

The bigger question is where in the world Snap-On is. Tim repeatedly tried to get their impact wrench in, but they declined to participate. Put some pressure on your sales guy the next time the truck stops by and tell him to run it up the flagpole that you’d like to see more Snap-On reviews from Shop Tool Reviews!

Check out the shootout results at Shop Tool Reviews!



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Snap on isn’t in the competition because they got into trouble with Milwaukee and ended up having to pay $27.8 million for it (snapon basically stole the battery and rebranded it) https://www.biztimes.com/2017/industries/law/milwaukee-tool-awarded-27-8-million-in-case-against-snap-on/


Don’t forget the metabo brand!


The Metabo SSW18 LTX 400 is awesome!

John Reger

I have all the Milwaukee m12 & m18 impact guns. I work as a caterpillar mechanic for 40 years. Love the guns so much I purchased all the drills and other stuff.

Ole P

why not hilti ?

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