Porter Cable has come out with a new corded 1/2″ impact wrench (PCE210) that’s aimed at tradesmen in the automotive, agriculture, and construction industries. The new impact is built with a 7.5A motor that can deliver up to 240 ft-lbs of torque.
Features & Specs
- 7.5A motor
- 0 – 2,200 RPM, 0 – 2,700 IPM
- 240 ft-lbs (2880 in-lbs) max torque
- Cast metal housing
- 1/2″ anvil with hog ring socket retention
- Fwd/Rev rocker trigger
- Weighs 7 pounds
ETA: September 2014
Availability: Local independent distributors
I initially thought that the new Porter Cable impact wrench was adapted from Dewalt’s DW292 design ($149 via Amazon), but the PC version looks a little different and has a less powerful motor. There are a few other differences, such as a hog ring anvil vs. pin detent. The PC version will also be $30 cheaper.
In a conversation with Porter Cable’s handheld power tool product manager, it became clear that the brand has a renewed focus. Their aim is to offer tradesmen the tools they need most, at prices that won’t make them cringe.
This new impact doesn’t have fancy features, and it isn’t best-in-class in any category, especially power, but it has appeal in a gets the job done without breaking the bank kind of way.