Bosch recently announced a new line of heavy-duty 18V impact wrenches. These new tools can provide a heck of a punch – 500 ft. lb. of max torque, and are [relatively] lightweight at 6.7lbs with a 10″ head length.
Taking a quick look at a few of the other high-torque 18V impact wrenches on the market, it looks like Bosch may have reclaimed the title for “best in class torque”.
The new product family includes three models:
- IWTH180-01 with 1/2″ friction ring for quick and easy socket changes.
- HTH181-01 with 1/2” detent-pin for accessory retention.
- HTH182-01 with 7/16” quick change for tool-less accessory removal, and works with 7/16” hex shank accessories.
All three models feature a flat-anvil design for easy installation and removal of sockets, all-metal gear train, 1900 RPM and 2100 IMP motor, LED flashlight function, improved airflow/cooling, and electronic cell protection.
The tools are equipped with 2 18V Lithium-ion FatPack batteries, a 30-minute charger, and a hard carrying case wth socket storage.
For comparison, here are a few competing 18V models along with their torque specs (via Amazon):