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.

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INGERSOLL RAND 2705A1 IMPACTOOL IMPACT WRENCH 1200 IMPACTS MIN 1 4IN NPT D519784
INGERSOLL RAND 2705A1 IMPACTOOL IMPACT WRENCH 1200 IMPACTS MIN 1 4IN NPT D519784
$59.13
Ingersoll Rand 216B Pneumatic Butterfly Impact Wrench Light Use
Ingersoll Rand 216B Pneumatic Butterfly Impact Wrench Light Use
$80.00
NEW Ingersoll Rand 2235TIMAX 1 2 Drive Air Impact Wrench WITH BOX
NEW Ingersoll Rand 2235TIMAX 1 2 Drive Air Impact Wrench WITH BOX
$389.37
Ingersoll Rand 20V IQV 3 8 Cordless Impact Wrench Kit IR W5130 K12
Ingersoll Rand 20V IQV 3 8 Cordless Impact Wrench Kit IR W5130 K12
$359.99
Ingersoll Rand 2235TIMAX 1 2 Inch Drive Impact Wrench Air Gun New
Ingersoll Rand 2235TIMAX 1 2 Inch Drive Impact Wrench Air Gun New
$205.50
Ingersoll Rand Air Impact Wrench 1 2in Drive 231C
Ingersoll Rand Air Impact Wrench 1 2in Drive 231C
$179.99
Ingersoll Rand W150 3 8 Impact Wrench For Parts
Ingersoll Rand W150 3 8 Impact Wrench For Parts
$9.99
Ingersoll Rand 2190TI 1 Titanium Air Impact Wrench Gun Tool 6 Extended Anvil
Ingersoll Rand 2190TI 1 Titanium Air Impact Wrench Gun Tool 6 Extended Anvil
$459.99
Ingersoll Rand SK2C10 1 4 Drive 10 Piece Impact Wrench SAE  Metric Socket
Ingersoll Rand SK2C10 1 4 Drive 10 Piece Impact Wrench SAE Metric Socket
$22.99
Ingersoll Rand 2190Ti 6 IR2190Ti 6 1 Drive Titanium Impact Wrench w 6 Anvil
Ingersoll Rand 2190Ti 6 IR2190Ti 6 1 Drive Titanium Impact Wrench w 6 Anvil
$699.00
Ingersoll Rand 2135 K303 Inlet Kit for 2115TIMAX Impact Wrench New Free Shippi
Ingersoll Rand 2135 K303 Inlet Kit for 2115TIMAX Impact Wrench New Free Shippi
$25.91
Impact Wrench Care Kit 115 LBK1 Ingersoll Rand
Impact Wrench Care Kit 115 LBK1 Ingersoll Rand
$27.33
Ingersoll Rand Mini 1 4 Impact Wrench Kit w 10 Sockets
Ingersoll Rand Mini 1 4 Impact Wrench Kit w 10 Sockets
$144.99
Ingersoll Rand 2141 TK1 3 4 Inch Impact Wrench Tune Up Kit
Ingersoll Rand 2141 TK1 3 4 Inch Impact Wrench Tune Up Kit
$86.07
Ingersoll Rand W7150 1 2 20V High Torque Cordless Impact Wrench IRW7150
Ingersoll Rand W7150 1 2 20V High Torque Cordless Impact Wrench IRW7150
$225.00
INGERSOLL RAND 236G EDGE AIR IMPACT WRENCH TOOL 1 2 DRIVE
INGERSOLL RAND 236G EDGE AIR IMPACT WRENCH TOOL 1 2 DRIVE
$8.17
INGERSOLL RAND 231C 1 2 SUPER DUTY IMPACT WRENCH
INGERSOLL RAND 231C 1 2 SUPER DUTY IMPACT WRENCH
$200.31
Ingersoll Rand 231C 1 2 Inch Super Duty Air Impact Wrench
Ingersoll Rand 231C 1 2 Inch Super Duty Air Impact Wrench
$160.37
INGERSOLL RAND 2235QTIMAX 1 2 QUIET IMPACT WRENCH
INGERSOLL RAND 2235QTIMAX 1 2 QUIET IMPACT WRENCH
$436.57
INGERSOLL RAND 285B 6 1 IMPACT WRENCH W 6 EXT
INGERSOLL RAND 285B 6 1 IMPACT WRENCH W 6 EXT
$738.15


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.

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