Bosch has been bringing their A game to the table with their new line up of Brushless tools. This time they introduced the IWBH182-01L which is a 1/2″ Pin Detent Impact Wrench. Is it the strongest on the market? No. Is it the only one with 3 speed? No. But this is the only one on the market that has the whole package. While this tool does give up torque, it doesn't lack on speed. So if 1,650 in-lbs of torque is going to get you through the day, then this is the tool to have. The extra speed means you will get more done. For most applications, 1,650 in-lbs of torque is more than sufficient. For a compact impact, I would rather have the speed in a tool to jam through various tasks.
What I mean by the Whole Package is the overall feel. I love the handle and balance of the tool. Working with this tool means your arm won't get fatigued. The tool weighs 3.6 lbs, while it isn't the lightest tool on the market, the grip and balance make up for the weight. The best thing about this wrench is the control. This sucker is dead on. There isn't a lag or delay when pulling the trigger. You can easily adjust the speed with the variable trigger. We have tried other impacts and not one has compared to the precision of this wrench. Couple the balance, feel, speed and the 3 LED lights on the front and you have yourself an awesome tool. Oh yeah did I mention besides the dead on accuracy of the trigger, this has a push button to change the speed between three different settings.
Guys I am telling you before you buy an impact wrench, pick up the Bosch IWBH182 and try it for yourself. Again, it doesn't have the most in class torque, but sometimes you don't need the biggest impact on the block. Sometimes you just need one that gets the job done, is comfortable and has a heck of a lot of bells and whistles.
|Battery Chemistry||Lithium Ion|
|Drive||1/2″ Square Drive|
|Impact Rate||0 – 3,200|
|No Load BPM||0-3,200 / 0-2,600 / 0-1,100|
|No Load RPM||0-2,800 / 0-2,000 / 0-1,300|
|Torque (in. lbs.)||0-1,650 / 0-900 / 0-400|