Why Ingersoll Rand is My Impact Wrench of Choice

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ingersoll-rand-w5132Many people have really grown to love the tools that are available from Ingersoll Rand, even though they do all of their own auto repair work. Despite this, the overall feel is rather rock-solid and their performance is extremely capable. All in all, a great deal of thought and effort were put into the design of these tools.

Even better is the fact that Ingersoll Rand has added another great tool to their IQV20 product lineup of power tools. This product is a brand new 20V compact compact 3/8″ wrench known as the W5132. It’s often referred to as the most powerful tool of its kind and I believe it to possibly be the best cordless impact wrench currently available. Going further, it makes its case as maybe the best impact wrench overall.

Perhaps one of the biggest selling points of any Ingersoll Rand impact wrench has to do with their durability. This is because these wrenches are specifically designed to be used in environments geared towards automotive maintenance and other types of industrial settings.

Impact wrenches are generally made with housings that are resistant to chemicals, as well as steel frames that, when needed, provide a high amount of both durability and strength. In terms of the W5132, it is said that this can deliver up to 550 ft-lbs of torque, as well as 365 ft-lbs of maximum torque, in addition to 50% more torque compared to that of other leading models.

Thanks to the fact that a great deal of brands focusing on construction are pushing into the automotive tool market thanks to all of their latest cordless offerings, it’s certainly refreshing to see Ingersoll Rand take an effort to push forward with both innovations and tools that are geared towards their target users.

All in all, the tools should be resistant to the following:

  • Solvents
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Fluids

They should be as resistant to all of these as they are to both air and cordless tools.

Another feature that many users find to be great is the power control dial, which is found on a lot of air impact wrenches. Even better is the fact that they won’t actually have to worry about switching to a new way of working!

The rear control itself isn’t all that different from traditional electronic button-selected speed and torque settings that are normally found on brushless impact wrenches; however, it mimics controls that are similar to air tools.

Focusing on the power control dial really helps to put a lot in perspective, especially that this kind of tool isn’t one that Ingersoll Rand created in order to just compete with other brands.

With all of that being said, all of the claims put out by the company in regards to this tool being the most powerful of its kind definitely shouldn’t be ignored. The claim that it has the best power-to-weight ratio on the market is indeed true, as it has 340 ft-lbs torque and up to 550 ft-lbs torque, which is a great deal of power for such a compact tool.