The 3-9 May 2017 issue of AutoExpress Magazine performed a product test on a range of impact wrenches and gave the 18V Cordless 1/2″ Sq. Dr. Impact Wrench with LI-ION Battery (stock no.83689) their “Recommended” accolade.
… We drove four 13mm hex head screws into a block of wood, then removed them, noting how long it took with each product. Then we removed four wheel bolts that had been tightened to 90Nm, and a hub nut at 175Nm. We also factored in the weight and length of the tools, as well as impact control (important to avoid shearing bolts), batteries supplied, voltage indicator and any accessories.
All our impact wrenches were supplied with a charger and could be powered up in about an hour. Finally, we checked the prices from a range of online sources.
18V Cordless 1/2″ Sq. Dr. Impact Wrench with LI-ION Battery (stock no. 83689)
Stock Number: 83689
Despite its lack of battery-condition LEDs and impact control, this Draper looked and felt modern. It was easy to feel at home with the lightweight (1.5kg) and well-balanced wrench, and it was hard to believe the free-spinning motor wasn’t brushless. The single battery was just 1.5Ah, which was no hindrance on the hex screws test at 42 seconds but while the wheel nuts spun off quickly, we had to wait eight seconds for hub nut movement.
★ ★ ★ ★
AutoExpress – May 2017.