The 2017 edition of the Milwaukee New Product Symposium didn’t feature a massive overarching new technology like One-Key or Fuel have in the past. Each of the core trades did come away as big winners though and everyone will love the newest portable storage solution – Milwaukee PackOut. So whether you were able to follow […]
Milwaukee NPS 2017 (that’s New Product Symposium) showcased the latest and upcoming tools for the next 6 months from the popular Pro brand. As usual, Pro Tool Reviews made the trip to cover the show on social media and gather our thoughts to give you an idea of what’s hot. For our video coverage, we […]
Hitachi Power Tools recently launched three new Hitachi AC Brushless Impact Wrench models designed for tightening and loosening nuts and bolts in the automobile, shipbuilding, agricultural, and construction industries as well as for scaffolding assembly, electrical equipment, plumbing, and HVAC installation and other fastening applications. Notable features include Hitachi’s Aluminum Housing Body (AHB) on models […]
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To have competent battery-powered impact wrenches just a decade ago would have probably sounded like B-movie style science fiction. Picture it: an alien spaceship crash lands on Earth with technology so superior that its cordless impact wrenches could perform a majority of the work in your shop. Not very exciting as a movie concept – […]
Porter-Cable recently announced an extension of their Get Linked system of tools with the launch of the Porter-Cable 20V Max Impact Wrench. It’s the company’s first cordless impact wrench and is engineered with residential contractors and mechanics in mind. The impact wrench features a 1/2-inch hog ring anvil that helps the motor deliver 330 ft-lbs of […]
The concept of a socket for turning rods, bolts, or fasteners has existed since the middle ages. But the tool we’d recognize as a ratchet today didn’t exist until J.J. Richardson invented it in the 1860s. Since that time heads and sockets have become hexagonal, but the indexed ratchet has remained quite similar to its […]
It seems like rarely a day goes by without improvements in car maintenance products and technology. After 30 years, I’ve been around this craft long enough to know that if you’re not trying to keep up with it all, you can quickly become a dinosaur. I learned early on to say yes to any request to […]
We like it when our tools get lighter and easier to use. Bosch has set out to do this with the compact Bosch PS82 12V Brushless 3/8-inch Impact Wrench. Weighing 2.2 pounds with a 2.0 Ah battery and delivering a torque rating of 85 foot pounds (1,020 inch pounds), it’s a good bet for overhead applications, […]
I needed to see what kind of options might be available having just been informed that my crew’s second pneumatic impact wrench was destroyed in relatively short order. I do contract work for Florida’s Department of Transportation and manage several crews in conjunction with the Department of Corrections. My guys work hard and they’re tough on tools. We’ve had […]
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People who need compact torque are going to have something to talk about when they see the Ingersoll Rand IQ V20 Series 3/8-inch impact wrench. The Ingersoll Rand W5132 3/8-inch impact wrench claims top-of-class performance among cordless impact wrenches. It boasts 550 foot pounds of breakaway torque and 340 foot pounds of fastening torque. Ingersoll Rand claims this is the […]
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