Impact Gun — Key Shopping Advice To Consider

An impact gun (impact wrench) can create a lot of power and is thus ideal for operations that involve the tightening and loosening of fasteners. If your operations call for one, here are some shopping tips to consider for a worthwhile investment.

Look For a Lightweight Model

If you have to use an impact gun a lot throughout the day when working with fasteners that require a lot of power, then it's a good idea to seek out models with a lightweight design. Then you won't be as susceptible to hand fatigue.

You'll also have more control of the impact gun, which not only lets you work with fasteners in a precise manner but also improves your safety when using this powerful tool. You'll just need to look at weight descriptions online to see which impact gun will be the easiest to use going forward.

Opt For a Built-In Light

There might be times when you need to tighten or loosen fasteners in dark conditions. You may be outside at night working on a project for instance. In this case, it will help tremendously to have an impact gun that comes with a built-in light.

You can use it to see exactly which fasteners you're working with, whether you're securing them into materials or taking them out. A lot of impact guns have automated light designs too, which makes using this feature convenient. As soon as you activate the impact gun, the light will turn on. 

Carefully Assess Torque 

One of the most important specs to figure out with an impact gun is how much torque it can provide. This needs to be optimal so that you can work with fasteners in an effective manner. Probably the best thing you can do to figure out how much torque this tool needs to provide is to look at your fastening operations.

What type of fasteners will you be working with and what materials will they be used with? Think about these operations long enough until you can figure out which torque range makes the most sense now and years into the future. 

If you want to have an easy time securing fasteners into materials for your work operations, then buying an impact gun is a great idea. It can remain an amazing tool investment too for your operations if you just find a model that's comfortable, powerful, and catered to your specific fastener operations. 

For more information on a 1-inch electric impact gun, contact a professional near you.