5 Best Impact Wrenches of 2023, Tested by Experts

</p><p>Not to be confused with an impact driver — a tool well suited for driving screws into metal, concrete and wood, such as when building a deck — an impact wrench is all about tightening and loosening. It can tackle a variety of tasks, from changing car tires to removing rusted bolts on a swing set, all with minimal effort. Plus, most impact wrenches are now battery-powered, and hence cordless, unlike in the past when they ran on an air compressor and were therefore tethered to a hose. </p><p>As we did with other power tool reviews, including <a href=”https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/preview/home-products/g32318062/best-cordless-drills/” target=”_blank”>cordless drills</a>, <a href=”https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home-products/g39777922/best-circular-saw/” target=”_blank”>circular saws</a> and <a href=”https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/g33460230/best-pressure-washers/” target=”_blank”>pressure washers</a>, our experts performed both Lab and field tests, and we compared testing notes with our partners at <a href=”https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/tools/reviews/g2028/the-best-impact-wrenches” target=”_blank”>Popular Mechanics</a>, who recently wrapped up their own round of performance tests. Once you’ve perused our picks, read on for more information on impact wrenches, including details on how we test them and key features to consider to find perfect model for your needs. <br></p>” />

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