Is Ingersoll Rand’s 1/2″ Impact Wrench the Most Powerful in its Class?
Ingersoll Rand would answer with a resounding “yes”. With its finely tuned impact mechanism and IQV Intelligent Control System, the Ingersoll Rand W7152 20V High-Torque Impact Wrench can transition between max torque and hand-tight fastening. With this type of flexible power, IR believes this impact wrench makes an ideal solution for fastening and removing cradle bolts, changing tires, fleet truck maintenance, or industrial/MRO work.
- Model: Ingersoll-Rand W7152
- Finely tuned impact mechanism and brushless motor generate up to 1500 ft.lbs. of torque
- IQV Power Control System has 4 modes: full power, half power, wrench tight, and hand tight
- Steel reinforced frame and impact- and chemical-resistant housing
- Short tip-to-tail design
- 360º shadowless LED work light with 4 dimmable settings
- 7.6 lbs.
- Warranty: 3-year
- Kit Price: $480.99
One Tool to Rule Them All
Ingersoll Rand tells us that the 20V High-Torque Impact Wrench showcases the best in class power-to-weight ratio. So how do they claim this?
According to IR, the W7152 features a powerful brushless motor and an impact mechanism that they’ve finely-tuned. The result is 1000 ft. lbs. of fastening torque and up to 1500 ft. lbs. of nut-busting torque. What is impressive about these specs is that they’re coming from an impact wrench that weighs just 7.6 lbs. with the battery.
But, it’s not all raw power and no finesse. The Ingersoll Rand High-Torque Impact Wrench features the IQV Power Control System. This provides 4 modes: Full Power, Half Power, Wrench Tight, and Hand Tight. The variable speed trigger gives even more control. As the brand says, “from axle nuts to oil pans, flange bolts to pre-torque joints, there’s no need to switch tools.”
The Ingersoll Rand 20V Impact Wrench is designed to stand up to typical shop abuse. It features a steel-reinforced frame and impact- and chemical-resistant housing.
It also features one of our favorite work light designs, the 360º shadowless LED. But, this one actually has 4 dimmable settings so you can customize your brightness depending on your setting.
Lots of companies make impact wrenches. Most people also don’t require 1,000 ft-lbs of torque. That means that you typically have to have a specific need for a high-impact torque wrench like the Ingersoll Rand W7152. In this case, however, IR made the tool extremely compact. We also love the continued use of the LED light ring, which we first saw on the Ingersoll Rand W5132 3/8-inch impact wrench. This tool—based on the specs and design—compares really well to the Milwaukee High-Torque 1/2″ impact wrench. It would be great to see them go head-to-head.
IR W7152 Prices and Kit Options
You can pick up the Ingersoll Rand 20V High Torque Impact Wrench in a few different configurations. As a bare tool, the W7152 runs about $259. You can also pick it up kitted with one or two 5.0Ah batteries and a charger. The one-battery kit retails for around $401, while the two-battery kit will run you around $480. In any case, this impact wrench comes with a 3-year warranty.
For more information, check out the Ingersoll Rand website by clicking here.
Ingersoll Rand 20V Impact Wrench Specs
- Model: Ingersoll Rand W7152
- Drive Size: 1/2″ (Socket Retaining Ring)
- Voltage: 20V
- Impacts per Minute: 2450
- Max Torque: 1000 ft.lbs.
- Nut Busting Torque: 1500 ft.lbs.
- Free Speed: 0-1900 RPM
- Tool and Battery Weight: 7.6 lbs.
- Warranty: 3 years
- 2 Battery Kit Price: $480.99