It used to be that if you were out to buy an impact gun, that the only choice was air powered. While powerful and reliable, this of course meant that you would also need a compressor to power the impact wrench. Without a compressor your impact is useless. Well that’s not the case anymore.
The electric impact wrench, as the name suggests works with the power driven by electricity. Basically, the rattle gun comes in two flavors â€” cordless and corded. Developments in lithium battery technology mean that cordless power tools like the electric impact wrench can be generate a solid punch in terms of voltage and torque, without the need for constant recharging. Nevertheless, the â€œstandardâ€ electrical impact wrench is always going to win the battle if you are looking for a more heavy duty piece of kit. With power being supplied by the mains, thereâ€™s simply more grunt available.
The problem with electric wrenches is that they are a lot heavier than air guns. At the same time, they do not offer the torque that air wrenches are able to offer, which can put them at a severe disadvantage. However, air wrenches will still use the battery, which will mean that you need to keep it charged. Electric impact wrenches are generally more expensive than air guns, which can make it seem like they are not the best value for money. However, the electric impact wrenches come with a longer warranty and are also able to last for a lot longer. The prices will also differ between the companies that make these power tools.
a Makita electric impact wrench TYPICALLY costs 310 dollars. In many of the drilling application in the construction sites, the Hex electric impact wrenches of the 18 volt type are used and they have 5/8 inch drive. It costs around 460 dollars and can be used with ease to drill holes in the wood and for fastening. The Â½ inch electric impact wrench from Wilmar costs 90 dollars and the Chicago Â½ inch electric impact wrench costs 50 dollars. Northern tool electric impact wrench costs 80 dollars.
Because Ingersoll Rand is renowned as the world’s leading air tool manufacturer, they have a reputation for producing the highest quality and most reliable air tools available. Their range of cordless impact wrenches is wide enough to allow for most uses to be covered, from automotive impact wrenches that are great for the workshop through to high powered industrial wrenches that can be used for heavy duty work in factories and other tough environments.Ingersoll Rand has a constant policy of product improvement and research that allows them to pursue an on-going development program. This means that IR air tools use new materials like titanium and advanced motors that are designed to make them even more reliable.