Impact Wrench Review
You’ve probably seen an AEG impact wrench on a construction site or at work, but maybe you aren’t sure exactly what kind of impact wrench it is. There are several different types of impact wrenches, with different specifications and uses for the job at hand. Before you go looking for one though, it’s important to know what you need it for. Impact wrenches can be used on wood, steel, concrete, metal, or plastic; they just all use the same principle to exert the force that makes a wrench to grip the surface it’s working on. In this short article, we will look at what an impact wrench is, how it works, and which type is best for the job you are wanting to complete.
So what exactly is an AEG impact wrench? Simply put, it is a power tool designed to use on hard-to-reach bolts and joints. They are basically used as a “torque wrench,” with the jaws of the tool wrapped around the bolt or joint to exert a gentle but forceful tightening grip. You may have seen an impact driver in action – these are the ones with the long handles, with the steel cage (or ball) at the end for gripping and securing. Many times these models have replaceable balls that can be switched out with a different size and material.
Impact drivers range from basic torque wrenches to powerful tools with various features to allow them to do more specific jobs. Some have air-powered clutch packs to allow it to run even when there isn’t power available. Others will have a spring loaded clamp to keep it tight while a socket is being used. And then there are the impact drivers with max torque for harder jobs.
Basically, an impact driver is simply a fastened-to-the-bolt that you can buy in most hardware stores. The fastener is gripped by the impact driver and the jaws of the tool, then wrap around the screw or bolt. This creates a gripping force that can do an excellent job of tightening bolts and screws.
One of the most common models in AdelaideTools is the portable air impact wrench, also known as the jackhammer. It can perform up to a thousand dollars worth of tightening jobs, so it isn’t too hard of a chore to complete. It uses a standard screwdriver like other impact drivers, with a plus on portability. Some have air impact wrenches attached to it. This allows you to use a much longer extension while you have the tool attached to the screw or bolt. These models generally cost more money because of the air impact wrench attached to it.
The final option is the variable speed trigger speed AEG impact wrench. This is the best of the lot if you are looking for a torque impact mechanism for the task at hand. This model is powered electrically, has a long cord and a battery backup to keep it going. This model is very portable and usually doesn’t require a long cord. Most of these variable speed impact wrench models cost around seventy dollars.