The Run Down on Impact Wrenches
Impact wrenches are simply put, a powered socket wrench designed to deliver high torque output, while requiring minimal physical exertion by the operator. You can find models of impact wrenches built with differing power sources including compressed air, electric, and hydraulic. Impact wrenches are currently being used in a vast array of industries including but not limited to automotive, heavy equipment, product assembly, and construction.
Greenlee Fairmont Makes an Impact
Greenlee has their own line of impact wrenches, designed for the rigorous demands of the professional electrician. The Greenlee Fairmont H8508-1V High Torque 1/2″ Hydraulic Impact Wrench with Flow Control, comes with the high torque 1/2″ hydraulic impact wrench, which employs Greenlee Fairmont’s patented flow control, a 7/16″ hex quick change chuck, and a 49314 heavy-duty adapter. In addition, the Greenlee Fairmont H8508-1V has two hard hitting twin-hammer impact mechanisms which provide high performance and reliability. Two new features included in the design of the H8508-1V, is that this model is Engineered to simplify. How? With the inclusion of a “button-to-switch” operation, which offers an easy way to achieve forward or reverse rotations when needed. Plus the H8508-1V is designed to be tough, with a one-piece handle that has a durable impact house casting, meaning this tool is going to be around for a very long time. The “super spool” aids in quick switches between an open-center and a closed-center hydraulic system. Furthermore, the heat-insulated handle makes you as comfortable as possible, as does the ergonomically positioned hand grip which has been tested for comfort. It’s no wonder that Greenlee Fairmont hails this tool as one of their premium impact wrenches.