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Ingersoll Rand has listened to their end users who demanded more performance out of the 3/8 and ½ inch compact impact wrenches. They have delivered on an updated line of 20V tools with focus on power, control, durability and access. Both come in 1 or 2 battery kits as well as bare tools in 3/8″ or 1/2″ so there’s something for someone at any level. Let’s dive into what they’ve done—and as always you can pre-order these new tools and everything IR you’ll need at Ohio Power Tool.
Clearly Ingersoll Rand has a focus on mechanics, being the name brand in air tools for many years we were not surprised when their first cordless impact W7150 hit the market years ago it was truly innovative. Even years later when we compared high torque impacts (see post here) it held its own pro cordless brands with Milwaukee, Makita, Dewalt and others. With a narrow focus on mechanics IR wants to be the leaders in Impact wrenches, Air Tools or Cordless so we were not surprised they would come out with the new W7152 which promises best in class 1500 ft-lbs Nut Busting torque.
It’s no secret among mechanics there is a large migrations away from air tools towards cordless options. New impacts can generate a ton of power in some case too much however they can also be bulky and don’t always offer enough control of the power. These new “Mid-Torque” M18 FUEL Impacts provide a solution with plenty of torque needed for most applications but much closer in size to their compact impacts with more options for control of the power. These new 2860-22 ($399, ½” pin) and 2861-22 ($399, ½” ring) both offer 450 ft lbs torque and should fill the need for many tradesmen.
It’s clear that when it comes to cordless full size 18V/20V like the IQv 20V Tools are still the most popular however more compact tools are quickly becoming the tool of choice for many. This is especially true for professional tools where there might have been some initial hesitation to go for a smaller lower voltage tool a few years ago. Today this category has really exploded in terms of performance, runtime, compactness and variety of applications. Ingersoll Rand may be late to the 12V party but it looks as though they are bringing a full line of very impressive compact IQv professional tools to the mix.