Our fourth and final featured “Most Valuable Tool of the Week Contest” entry is for a hand impact tool. These tools can be used to manually free frozen, rusted, or other such stubborn or stuck fasteners.
This is what 2WYKD had to say about the tool:
Maybe I think this is the most valuable because I don’t have one yet or because when I get to use it I absolutely love it, either way I nominate the hand impact!! Any name brand will do, I am going to go with Craftsman b/c there’s a Sears right here if I ever do break it. For $25 it’s a tool that lasts a lifetime and proves itself invaluable over and over
There are so many bolts on my motorcycle that are made out of something with the constancy of a low quality cheese that I need to get one of these instead of asking to borrow one every week.
We have seen these hand impact tools in action, and they are remarkably helpful for removing tight fasteners. These impact tools can also be used for for tightening fasteners, but most users will want to use a more controllable driving method instead.
Hand impact tools can be found for about $20-25 for the 3/8″ drive size unit.