Buying tools is not similar to buying clothes or shoes. You would only want to buy a tool if it doesn’t make sense to have it in your toolbox. Especially when it comes to buying a tool like an impact wrench, you have to know the purpose, as well as the things you would want to consider as per your use. Whether it is about what you are using the tool for, or how often you would be using it, you have to be crystal clear about it. Following are a few things that you should consider before you buy an impact wrench for yourself.
How it has been crafted
An impact wrench is inevitable bulky and heavy for the functions it carries out, so it is needless to expect your impact wrench to be a light weighing tool. But, within impact wrenches, you can choose the one that offers maximum amount of comfort and more so if you plan to use it quite often. Make sure the material used is of such quality that it provides a good grip without causing discomfort or strain to your hand.
The amount of power it generates
Based on what exactly your use is, you have to find an impact wrench for yourself that generates the right amount of torque. Too much of torque where not required means you are over-tightening the screw and too little torque won’t suffice.
Impact wrenches come with a number of added features to make work easier for you. For instance, you can control the speed in an impact wrench that offers multiple speeds. Impact wrenches also come with in-built light that makes working in dark corners easy. Also, choose one with warranty especially if you plan to use it often.
Type of it
There are three types of impact wrenches- air, electric, and cordless impact wrench. They all have their own pros and cons and use. While air impact wrenches are used very frequently and by professionals, you can settle down for electric or cordless based on your utility. Electric one is not portable because of which nowadays people rather go for a cordless impact wrench.
If you consider all these things, you will be able to figure out what is the right kind of impact wrench for your use and won’t be misled to buy the one that doesn’t fit your usage.