Tools For the Trade Product Review: M18 FUEL Impact Wrench
by Josh Smith
M18 FUEL™ 1/2" Compact Impact Wrench w/ Pin Detent Kit - $329
In December we published our “Tools for the Trade 2015 LAST MINUTE Holiday Gift Guide.” At that time we recommended the M18 FUEL™ 1/2" Compact Impact Wrench w/ Pin Detent Kit as a must have for any DIYer’s garage. This was based on some hands on time with the tool working on my golf cart. Now, about a month later, I can say that after spending many hours with this tool working on my truck, golf cart (again), the In the House Show Remodel Project and some other small projects that this tool is awesome. Every project that I have thrown at it has been completed with ease. Having worked with it for this long I’ve also had some time to put it through its paces and experience some real world situations; rapid cycling through batteries, an accidental drop from a 6ft ladder and running it over with the lawn mower (tires) to name a few. In conclusion, it’s everything we said in December, and it is a must have for every DIYer garage.
Some impressive specs:
- 5-year tool and 3-year battery warranty
- 220 ft-lbs torque
- 4-Mode DRIVE CONTROL ™