Let the battle begin! Impacts galore. Full #shootout on the site soon. This is the new @milwaukeetool 1/2" high torque impact model 2767 starting things off for us, on one of our tests. These are 10 x 7/8" grade 8 hardened bolts, torqued to 500 ft-lbs. Stay tuned. . . . . . #tools #impact #cordless #mechanic #shop #shoplife #carsofinstagram #hotrod #toolsofthetrade #garagelife #garage #nbhd #NothingButHeavyDuty #milwaukeetool
Leading the pack in driving the weight up the scale is the Milwaukee 2767 (Gen 2) cordless impact wrench. While all the others can’t max the scale with 50-pounds atop, the 2767 can. In fact, we had to add 10 more pounds, a total of 60, and the Milwaukee 2767 still drove it the majority of the way. DeWALT and the Ingersoll Rand followed a pretty close second at 94% and 92% of the Milwaukee in the power category.
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Cordless impact wrenches are a great tool to use regardless – but they’re even better for people who enjoy working freely and without the restriction of a cord, or for people who need to be able to have tools that can travel with them throughout a workday. Cordless impact wrenches help to make work more convenient and an easy without sacrificing on any of the power that the air powered models are able to produce.
DeWalt’s 20-volt 880 Lithium-Ion cordless impact is a 1/2-inch drive job with a whopping 400 foot-pounds of torque rating. This tool has a variable-speed trigger with an electric brake; an ergonomic handle provides added control and comfort. It even includes an LED light with 20-second delay, providing greater visibility when working in dark areas. See the Summit Racing catalog for more info. (Image/Summit Racing)
Open-end and Flat Wrenches. The most basic type of wrench, open-end and flat wrenches have open jaws that slip onto nuts and bolts. Because they can be slim and short, these wrenches are especially useful in tight spaces. They’re not adjustable, so they’re sold in wrench sets of all sizes. They’re available in both SAE sizes, which are expressed in fractions of an inch, and in metric sizes. 
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When it comes to the Makita XWT08, you can’t go wrong with this purchase. While it finished sixth with 78.7 points, only nine points separated 2nd to 6th. If you are Makita fan, then you’ll be proud to own the XWT08 as well. Power is ample, and it finished 2nd in real-world testing, with the repetitive power (speed) I-beam test, running off all 10 nuts in just 12.6 seconds.
We have nine different cordless high torque impact wrenches from eight different manufacturers, including a couple of the tool-truck brands. Snap-on declined to participate in the best cordless impact wrench shootout, so their placement will remain a mystery. Maybe you can ask your local driver where they would fall. Back to the ones who did enter their trusty steeds.
This 2767 Gen 2 delivers the power and does it over and over, without a hiccup. Added features, such as the bolt removal mode, set apart the Milwaukee Gen 2 from the rest. Earning 97.6 points from a possible 100, this second generation high torque impact from Milwaukee beat 2nd by more than 11 points. The added LED worklight, shining from the battery area onto the work surface is a nice feature as well. At only $449 and a 5-year warranty, this also makes it the best value as well.
Inside the tool is a rotating mass. A cordless impact wrench uses batteries to generate power. The motor builds up energy using the rotation and then pushes it into an anvil that’s located at the end of the tool. This creates an enormous amount of torque, more than can be produced by any human. The mass, which is shaped like a hammer in the best cordless impact wrenches, continues to rotate, so the operator only feels a tiny amount of the impact.
Many of the points for the Matco Tools impact is lost in the value department, including price and warranty. It was the highest priced of the shootout, by more than $100 ($699 MSRP). It really doesn’t have the features or output to explain the huge price. In addition, the warranty period is only 30 days. Compare this to 5 years with Milwaukee. In the end, the Matco Tools MCL2012HPIWK finished with 70.2 total points.

cone wrench cone spanner A thin open-end wrench used to fit narrow wrench flats of adjustable bearing bicycle hubs. Called a "cone" wrench because it fits wrench flats of the cone section of a "cup and cone" hub, this tool is also used with some other adjustable hub bearings. The wrench is very thin so has little strength; to compensate, cone wrenches typically have a large head. Most bicycle front hubs use a 13 mm; most rears use 15 mm. specialty
Strong compact lightweight and forceful this 20-Volt cordless Strong compact lightweight and forceful this 20-Volt cordless impact wrench crams into tight spaces and delivers a hearty 1800 in. lbs. of torque. At just 3.4 lbs. DEWALT gives you the ability to deftly handle this tool for a variety of fastening jobs. When visibility diminishes ignite 3 front-facing LED ...  More + Product Details Close
speed brace A crank-shaped handle that drives a socket. The socket-driving analog of the brace used to drive a drill bit. Used instead of a ratchet in a few contexts when it can save substantial time and effort—that is, when there is a lot of turning to be done (many fasteners), ample room to swing the handle, ample access to the fastener heads, etc. Has less leverage than a conventional ratchet wrench. Used occasionally in automotive repair or job shop work. socket
A useful accessory for a socket-wrench set is a handle equipped with a mechanism that measures the amount of torque, or turning effort, exerted by the wrench on the nut or bolt. One type of torque handle has two arms attached to the head, which carries the socket that fits the bolt or nut to be tightened; one arm carries the torque-indicating scale and remains fixed relative to the head, while the other arm carries the handgrip and is bent, relative to the head and the scale, when a bolt is tightened. A pointer on the bent arm indicates the torque on the scale. The purpose of a torque wrench is to make sure that screws and bolts in bolted assemblies are installed with sufficient tightness to prevent loosening during use, without being overtightened.
A common hammer design has the hammer able to slide and rotate on a shaft, with a spring holding it in the downwards position. Between the hammer and the driving shaft is a steel ball on a ramp, such that if the input shaft rotates ahead of the hammer with enough torque, the spring is compressed and the hammer is slid backwards. On the bottom of the hammer, and the top of the anvil, are dog teeth, designed for high impacts. When the tool is used, the hammer rotates until its dog teeth contact the teeth on the anvil, stopping the hammer from rotating. The input shaft continues to turn, causing the ramp to lift the steel ball, lifting the hammer assembly until the dog teeth no longer engage the anvil, and the hammer is free to spin again. The hammer then springs forward to the bottom of the ball ramp, and is accelerated by the input shaft, until the dog teeth contact the anvil again, delivering the impact. The process then repeats, delivering blows every time the teeth meet, almost always twice per revolution. If the output has little load on it, such as when spinning a loose nut on a bolt, the torque will never be high enough to cause the ball to compress the spring, and the input will smoothly drive the output. This design has the advantage of small size and simplicity, but energy is wasted moving the entire hammer back and forth, and delivering multiple blows per revolution gives less time for the hammer to accelerate. This design is often seen after a gear reduction, compensating for the lack of acceleration time by delivering more torque at a lower speed.
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