Impact Wrench Sound
There are a lot of tools that are powered by compressed air, an impact wrench is just one of them. You most likely already know the impact wrench sound if you have ever had your tires changed at a garage or service center.
The impact wrench sound you hear is a high pitched type of sound that is generated when the compressed air is forced through the impact wrench.
Though, since there are many other power sources for impact wrenches today, as opposed to only compressed air powered wrenches of days gone by, you may not hear much of anything.
Technology is always moving ahead and that usually translates directly into more options in pretty much anything. And I mean a lot more options.
While battery-operated impact wrenches have been on the scene for a while, they were often lacking in power and were rather heavy and cumbersome.
Impact Wrench Sound
That is no longer the case. Most cordless wrenches come with the next generation of Ni-Cad battery power. These extended life Ni-Cad batteries last longer between charges and are lighter than their predecessors were.
Many of the cordless impacts wrench on the market today will even come with a backup battery. That way you can have one fully charged at all times. This will ensure that you can keep working until the job is done, or dinner is ready, whichever comes first!
Since these types of impact wrenches don’t require compressed air, you don’t have to worry about lugging around a hose (not to mention the expense and hassle of having to invest in a compressed air tank).
Without the hose “tying you down” you can use your impact wrench pretty much anywhere you want to. With that being the case, you will use your wrench more often so it will get more wear and tear… just something to keep in mind.
Another thing to keep in mind if you are trying to decide what type of impact wrench to get is that the cordless ones are a lot quieter.
This may not sound like a lot but if you are working on a big job and you are going to be working with an impact wrench for an extended period of time, the noise can really get overwhelming.
Not to mention that that kind of noise for a long time can really irritate your neighbors…and possibly your husband or wife!
The one downside to a cordless version impact wrench is that to get the same type of performance as an air compression powered model you will likely have to pay more, though the prices are coming down.
We all know that as new technologies become perfected, and are quickly replaced by even newer technologies, the prices inevitably come down. That is the case too with electric and cordless style impact wrenches. The longer they are around, the cheaper they will become.
So, while the impact wrench sound may be rather familiar, it isn’t exactly music to your ears and you may want to consider another alternative.