The Pneumatic Impact Wrench

Impact Wrench Buyer's Guide
A pneumatic wrench is one of the most powerful and extensively used tools in most automotive work shops. The pneumatic wrench is a socket wrench power tool engineered to produce high torque output with minimal physical effort by the operator, by storing energy in a rotating mass, then delivering it suddenly to the output shaft. The pneumatic wrench is also called: impact wrench; impactor; air wrench; air gun; rattle gun; torque gun.

Featured Products: Ingersoll Rand Impact Wrenches @ eBay now

Ingersoll Rand IR2131 1 2 Drive Heavy Duty Impact Wrench S10014110
Ingersoll Rand IR2131 1 2 Drive Heavy Duty Impact Wrench S10014110
$79.99
Cordless Impact Wrench Kit Ingersoll Rand W7150 K1
Cordless Impact Wrench Kit Ingersoll Rand W7150 K1
$387.41
INGERSOLL RAND 1 Drive Heavy Duty Impact Wrench with 6  Extended Anvil IR285B
INGERSOLL RAND 1 Drive Heavy Duty Impact Wrench with 6 Extended Anvil IR285B
$515.65
INGERSOLL RAND 1 Super Duty Air Impact Wrench IR271
INGERSOLL RAND 1 Super Duty Air Impact Wrench IR271
$540.01
INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 Air Impact Wrench 2 Extended Shank IR231HA 2
INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 Air Impact Wrench 2 Extended Shank IR231HA 2
$162.66
INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 Super Duty Impact Wrench IR231HA
INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 Super Duty Impact Wrench IR231HA
$145.95
Ingersoll Rand 3 8 20 Volt Impact Wrench Bare Tool W5132
Ingersoll Rand 3 8 20 Volt Impact Wrench Bare Tool W5132
$283.00
ingersoll rand 3 4 impact wrench
ingersoll rand 3 4 impact wrench
$300.00
INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 Super Duty Extended Anvil Quite Air Impact Wrench IR2235QTIM
INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 Super Duty Extended Anvil Quite Air Impact Wrench IR2235QTIM
$294.97
INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 Quiet Air Impact Wrench IR2135QXPA
INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 Quiet Air Impact Wrench IR2135QXPA
$229.95
INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 Super Duty Air Impact Wrench IR2235TIMAX
INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 Super Duty Air Impact Wrench IR2235TIMAX
$322.07
INGERSOLL RAND 3 4 Air Impactool Impact Wrench Use with a 3 8 Line IR259
INGERSOLL RAND 3 4 Air Impactool Impact Wrench Use with a 3 8 Line IR259
$334.89
INGERSOLL RAND 3 4 Super Duty Air Impact Wrench 6 Extended Anvil IR261 6
INGERSOLL RAND 3 4 Super Duty Air Impact Wrench 6 Extended Anvil IR261 6
$565.96
INGERSOLL RAND 3 8 Super Duty Butterfly In Line Air Impact Wrench IR216B
INGERSOLL RAND 3 8 Super Duty Butterfly In Line Air Impact Wrench IR216B
$168.40
INGERSOLL RAND 3 8 Titanium Air Impact Wrench IR2115TIMAX
INGERSOLL RAND 3 8 Titanium Air Impact Wrench IR2115TIMAX
$230.14
Ingersoll Rand 2131 THK1 Pneumatic Impact Wrench Tune Up Kit
Ingersoll Rand 2131 THK1 Pneumatic Impact Wrench Tune Up Kit
$76.21
Ingersoll Rand 231HA Super Duty 1 2 Inch Pnuematic Impact Wrench NEW
Ingersoll Rand 231HA Super Duty 1 2 Inch Pnuematic Impact Wrench NEW
$166.34
INGERSOLL RAND MAX IMPACT WRENCH SOCKET SET IN CASE USED P24
INGERSOLL RAND MAX IMPACT WRENCH SOCKET SET IN CASE USED P24
$49.99
NEW Ingersoll Rand 2145 TiMAX 3 4 Drive Impact Wrench
NEW Ingersoll Rand 2145 TiMAX 3 4 Drive Impact Wrench
$475.00
Ingersoll Rand Air Tool Ingersoll Rand Impact Wrench 1 2 235
Ingersoll Rand Air Tool Ingersoll Rand Impact Wrench 1 2 235
$100.00


The power source for impact wrenches depends on the design. A lot of heavy duty impact wrenches are driven by compressed air. Other models are run by electricity.

There is an ever more popular design of pneumatic wrench, namely the battery powered cordless type. Advances in battery storage technology mean this type of impact wrench is particularly popular for the mobile mechanic and home pro-sumer.

Impact wrenches are commonly used in a good number of industries, which can include: automotive repair; heavy equipment maintenance; product assembly (often often called "pulse tools" and designed for precise torque output); major construction projects, and any other instance where a high torque output is called for.

Impact wrenches are offered in every standard socket wrench drive size, for instance:small 1/4" drive tools for small assembly and disassembly, up to 3.5" and larger square drives for major construction and heavy duty industrial purposes. Impact wrenches are one of the most commonly used air tools, and are found in virtually all automotive mechanic shops.

There are various brand name air impact gun on the market to choose from. Popular brands available:

Pneumatic Impact Wrenches Electric Impact Wrenches Cordless Impact Wrenches

Aircat

Ampro Butterfly

Cambell Hausfeld

Chicago Pneumatic

Florida Pneumatic

Ingersoll-Rand

Jet JSM

Porter-Cable

Sioux

SK Progun

Speedway

Dewalt

Hitachi

kawasaki

Makita

Milwaukee

Black Decker

Bosh

Dewalt

Hitachi

Makita

Milwaukee

Porter-Cable

Impact wrenches are on the market in all conventional socket sizes and in several styles, depending on the purpose.

- The smaller 1/4" drive wrench is generally available for both 'inline' (used in a similar manner as a hand screwdriver), and pistol grip models (the user holds a handle grip, which is at right angles to the socket end). A more uncommon style is the angle drive wrench. This style share similar design features to the inline impact wrench tool

- Impact wrenches of the 3/8" size are most commonly available in pistol grip type. Also available in the market place is a distinctive inline form referred to as a "butterfly" wrench, which has a large, flat throttle paddle on one side of the tool which can be tilted to one side or the other to handle the direction of rotation, rather than using a separate reversing control. This particular design feature allows for access into restricted work areas.

- Standard inline and angle 3/8" drive impact wrenches are uncommon, however, can be sources from specialty tool stores.

- Impact wrench 1/2" drive units are essentially only available in pistol grip shape, with any inline type being near impossible to obtain, mainly due to the higher torque carried back to the operator and the increased weight of the tool requiring the larger handle.

- Impact wrench 3/4" drive impact wrenches are mainly only obtainable in pistol grip form.

- Impact air wrenches of the 1" size are available in both pistol grip and "D handle" inline models. The latter model features an enclosed handle grip on the back of the tool. Both of those models often include a side handle, enabling both hands to hold the tool at once.

- Impact air guns 1.25" and larger wrenches are usually available to buy in "T handle" form, with two large handles on either side of the tool body housing, enabling for optimum torque to be applied by the operator, and offering the best control of the tool.

Impact wrenches require sockets in order to carry out their task. Its also essential to use good quality sockets. Specific impact sockets are engineered to take the abuse of these powerful tools. An average socket will not last long under such high torque scenarios. Thus, it is recommend to get the best air impact wrench and matching sockets your budget provides.

Ingersoll Rand impact wrench - recently sold drivers.
Here is a list of popular Ingersoll Rand models sold in the past several days. Some items may still be available. Review the live listings above. Alternatively use the search box at the top right of the page to find specific model numbers.

INGERSOLL RAND EXCELLENT 3 8 DRIVE 2115TI MAX IMPACT WRENCH,  Ingersoll Rand IR 261 3 4 Drive Heavy Duty Air Impact Wrench,  Ingersoll Rand 212 Pneumatic Impact Wrench Mechanic Fabricator Machinist Tool IR,  Tools 3 4 Inch Air Impact Wrench INGERSOLL RAND Used Condition,  INGERSOLL RAND W5350 K2 Cordless Impact Wrench Kit1 2 in 20volt,  Ingersoll Rand 2130 1 2 Inch Heavy Duty Air Impact Wrench,  Vintage Super Duty Impact Wrench 1 inch huge Ingersoll Rand IR,  Ingersoll Rand 8049 Super Duty Electric Impact Wrench 1 2 RECON,  Ingersoll Rand 259 3 4 Drive Impact Wrench Air Tool,  Ingersoll Rand Classic 231C 1 2 Drive Air Impact Wrench IR231C,  BEST Ingersoll Rand 236G 1 2 Inch Pneumatic Air Impact Wrench NEW PING,  Ingersoll Rand 3 8 20 Volt Impact Wrench One Battery Kit 550 FT LBS W5132 K12,  INGERSOLL RAND 3 4 IMPACT WRENCH GUN 2141 WORKS GREATSTRONG WRENCH,  Ingersoll Rand 2130 1 2 Inch Heavy Duty Air Impact Wrench,  Ingersoll Rand Heavy Duty Quiet Air Impact Wrench 2135Qxpa,  Ingersoll Rand Impact Wrench 1 2,  INGERSOLL RAND 285B 6 Impact Wrench With Anvil Extension,  Ingersoll Rand 1 2 Drive Super Duty Air Impact Wrench 600 ft lbs IR 231C,  Ingersoll Rand 231C Super Duty Air Impact Wrench 1 2 Inch,  Ingersoll Rand 2125QTIMAX 1 2 Dr Impact Wrench with 3 8 Body Quite SeriesSafety,  Ingersoll Rand 1 2 Titanium Impact Wrench 2135ptimax 1 2,  Ingersoll Rand 231C 1 2 Inch Super Duty Air Impact Wrench,  Ingersoll Rand Air Tool Ingersoll Rand Impact Wrench 1 2 235,  Ingersoll Rand 259G 3 4 Edge Series Air Impactool Impact Wrench LP1049084,  Ingersoll Rand 1 2 Drive Edge Series Air Impact Wrench EB2125X LP1049085,  I R INGERSOLL RAND 1 2 2906 INDUSTRIAL IMPACT WRENCH,  Brand New Ingersoll Rand Titanium Air Impact Wrench,  Ingersoll Rand W1130 K2 12V Cordless Impact Wrench Kit,  Ingersoll Rand 2135 K303 Inlet Kit for 2115TIMAX Impact Wrench,  Ingersoll Rand 285B 6 Heavy Duty Pneumatic Impact Wrench with 6 Inch Extended 1,  Ingersoll Rand 261 3 3 4 Inch Super Duty Air Impact Wrench with 3 Inch Extended,  Ingersoll Rand 231HA 2 1 2 Inch Impact Wrench with 2 Inch Extended Anvil,  Ingersoll Rand 212 3 8 Inch Super Duty Air Impact Wrench,  Ingersoll Rand impact wrench 600 ft lbs 2132G 1 2 Drive,  Ingersoll Rand 1720B3 1 Drive Air Impact Wrench 1720 1720B MUST SEE Made in USA,  Ingersoll Rand 2135Ti75TH Special Edition 75th Anniversary1 2 Dr Impact Wrench,  Ingersoll Rand 1 2 Drive Impactool Model 2707 Impact Wrench,  Cornwell IR C8000 aka Ingersoll Rand 2135 1 2 Drive Impact Wrench,  Air Impact Wrench Ingersoll Rand 2135PTIMAX,  Ingersoll Rand 2131 1 2 Inch Ultra Duty Air Impact Wrench,  Ingersoll Rand 1 Dr Air Impact Wrench,  Ingersoll Rand Model 295 Heavy Duty 1 Drive Impact Wrench,  INGERSOLL RAND 285B HEAVY DUTY IMPACT WRENCH 1 DRIVE EXTENDED ANVIL,  1 2 Drive Super Duty Air Impact Wrench built by Ingersoll Rand with sockets,  Ingersoll Rand 285B 1 D Handle Air Impact Wrench Free Shipping,  Ingersoll rand 2115 tk2 tune up kit Genuine ir service kit for impact wrench,  INGERSOLL RAND 2135TI 1 2 Composite Impact Wrench Pneumatic WORKS WELL,  Ingersoll Rand 231C Super Duty Air Impact Wrench 1 2 Inch,  Ingersoll Rand Titanium 1 2 Pneumatic Impact Wrench,  INGERSOLL RAND 201 IMPACTOOL MODEL A 3 8 IMPACT WRENCH,