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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


impact wrench

hard torque vs soft torque

What is the Difference Between Hard Torque vs Soft Torque?

Apparently, there exists a fair amount of confusion about manufacturer claims surrounding what they call soft torque vs hard torque. A quick Google search, at least at this point, doesn’t reveal a whole ton of useful information. Manufacturers don’t seem to be terribly forthright with good working definitions of what these terms actually mean. So, […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench | The Definitive Guide

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench | The Definitive Guide

With 3 Models to Choose From, Each Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench Serves a Different Purpose Making the jump from a pneumatic impact wrench to a cordless model is something most Pros agree is beneficial. There’s no hose to trip over, there’s less maintenance to worry about, they’re not as loud, and there’s no […]

Makita XWT17 Mid-Torque Impact Wrench

Makita XWT17 Mid-Torque Impact Wrench Review

The Makita XWT17 Impact Wrench Just Might Be the “Goldilocks” of Impact Wrenches. With 520 ft-lbs of fastening torque and 740 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque, the new Makita XWT17 Mid-Torque 1/2″ Square Drive Impact Wrench makes for an excellent addition to the Makita’s brushless lineup of impact wrenches. It also strikes a nice balance between […]

Impact Driver Vs. Hammer Drill - What's the Difference?

Impact Driver vs Hammer Drill – What’s the Difference?

Pop quiz, hotshot: what are the major differences between an impact driver and hammer drill? If you’re stumped, you’re not alone. The answer: mechanisms and applications. Let’s drill down to the impact driver vs hammer drill question right now. Impact Driver vs Hammer Drill Mechanisms Impact Driver Mechanism A hammer and anvil design helps impact drivers accomplish their […]

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench Review P262

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench Review P262

Ryobi HP Brushless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench Gives Users a Legit Mid-Torque Option Ryobi has had impact wrenches available on the 18V One+ line for a while, but they’ve been lacking a legitimate mid-torque option. With a reduced size and a big upgrade on the internals, we took the Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Impact Wrench […]

Hart 1/2 inch impact wrench

Hart 20V 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench HPIW01

Hart Impact Wrench a Perfect Addition to DIY Mechanic’s Toolbox Hart has added another option to the stable of helpful cordless tools, this time focusing on the garage. The Hart 1/2″ 20V Impact Wrench supplies the impact power to handle your lugnuts and larger nuts and bolts, all without the hassle of air hoses and […]

Best Cordless Impact Wrench

Best Cordless Impact Wrench Reviews 2021

On the hunt for the best cordless impact wrench this year? You’re in the right place! While impact wrenches are one of the core tools for mechanics covering the automotive and heavy equipment sectors, construction, landscaping, MRO, utility, and so many others use them as well. We got our team of experts together to offer […]

Milwaukee High Torque Impact Wrench

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3/4-inch High Torque Impact Wrench

Milwaukee Provides the Most… Milwaukee tells us that the M18 Fuel High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench provides the most powerful, most compact, and most repeatable impact wrench in the industry. No doubt that these are some bold claims. But, what kind of numbers are we actually talking about? Milwaukee High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench Key […]

DeWalt DCF896

DeWalt 20V Mid-Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench with Tool Connect DCF896

New Addition to DeWalt Impact Wrench Family Showcases Technology Updates Using the successful blueprint of the rest of the DeWalt Impact Wrench family, the DCF896 Mid-Torque Impact Wrench (which they call “Mid-Range”) joins power with technology. The 20V Impact Wrench uses Bluetooth to communicate with the DeWalt Tool Connect app to track, manage, and customize […]

Ingersoll Rand 20V Brushless High-Torque Impact Wrench W7152

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 […]