impact wrench

Kobalt 18V Li-ion Cordless Impact Wrench

Kobalt 18V Li-ion Cordless Impact Wrench Review

For anyone who does any sort of automotive work, the impact wrench is a must-have tool. Even if you only occasionally remove a tire, there is a stark difference between using a breaker bar or tire iron and a pneumatic impact wrench. But with an impact wrench, you also have the obligatory air compressor, hose, and necessary room to make sure it all works. Not so, with Kobalt Tools’ new 18V 1/2″ Cordless Impact Wrench. Of course, the real issue is, now that they’ve severed the cord and gone to the 18V Lithium-ion battery, is the tool sufficiently powerful to truly take off lug nuts? Can it replace, for real, not just for “most purposes” the air powered impact wrench? That’s what we set out to prove or disprove. And like most experiments, we had a lot of fun, and learned more than we expected.

DeWalt DW059HK-2 18V Cordless XRP Impact Wrench Preview

DeWalt DW059HK-2 18V XRP Impact Wrench Preview

DeWalt has some pretty powerful impact drivers and wrenches, but their new DW059HK-2 18V XRP NiCd Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil is nearly twice as strong as their existing DC821KA 1/2″ Impact Wrench. The DW059HK-2 was designed from the ground up as a brand new tool that could hold up to (and thrive in) extremely high-torque applications. We’re talking the stuff undertaken by real pros, be they mechanics, contractors, plumbers, or maintenance professionals. The wrench can also be purchased as a standalone tool (model number DW059HB) for those who don’t need a battery or charger.

Bosch 18V Impactor High-Torque Impact Wrench 22618

Bosch 18V Impactor Cordless Impact Wrench 22618 Preview

Bosch 18V Impact Wrench 22618 tool features an innovative hammer and anvil system that delivers up to 30% more torque. A soft-grip handle absorbs impact and reduces fatigue. A high-performance motor and all-metal gears make this impact drill super fast, operating at speeds of 2,800 RPM. All this power and speed in a lightweight and compact design makes this an incredibly versatile tool. An aluminum gear housing with protective rubber front makes this tool is jobsite tough.