choosing an impact wrench

Which Impact Wrench is Right for Me?

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How-to-Maintain-Your-Power-Tools-751x500 Which Impact Wrench is Right for Me?So, which air, corded, or cordless impact wrench is best? Which one is good and which one is bad? Well…the answer isn’t so simple.

You see, there are inexpensive tools and and expensive tools, but low or high cost doesn’t necessarily mean poor or excellent performance. Actually, in many cases, people get a tool that is more of an emotional purchase and a logical one. There are different things to consider when we buy. If you found this article because you are wondering how to choose the best impact wrench, then below is the simplest answer we can give:

  • If you don’t care about price, then great, but that still doesn’t help you. It’s possible that you get something that’s too bulky, heavy, cumbersome, and uncomfortable for you. So, you’ll just wind up buying another one and trying again.
  • If price IS an issue for you, then you should be careful about buying something just because it’s “cheap.” There are several companies out there today which offer a large variety of their own name-brand tools, yet I wouldn’t touch them with a ten-foot torque wrench. Unlike a flat-head screwdriver, an impact wrench is not really cheap to begin with, so you really need to think about what you need it for and how often you’ll be using it. Nothing sucks worse than spending what little cash you have on a tool that will either not meet your needs or break down quickly–or both.
  • The next point is the use itself. Do you need a dependable, heavy-duty tool for everyday use? Are you just an occasional do-it-yourselfer who wants the quick, powerful help that a power tool brings? Do you just want to make sure that you have a safe and convenient tool to carry in your car or truck, just in case? You should really consider these things and then read tool reviews to see which ones really line up with your given application.


There are other things to consider, such as customer reviews, warranty, etc, but the above points are the main ones. You would be well-advised to expend a bit of time comparing various drills or impacts to your intended use and budget before purchasing. In this way, you can best insure your happiness and get your projects done the best way–for YOU.

Hope this helps!