A new Bauer 20V brushless 1/2″ high torque impact wrench has been spotted at Harbor Freight. Let’s check it out.
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Bauer 20V Brushless 1/2″ High Torque Impact Wrench – Performance
It’s been several years since the days where an impact wrench having 300 ft-lbs of torque was considered “high torque”. Since then, manufacturers keep pushing the limits further including Harbor Freight’s own in house brands such as Hercules for example. Now they are turning their attention at their in house Bauer brand as well and now includes a new brushless high torque impact wrench!
This model features a brushless motor that is capable of up to 1000 ft-lbs of breakaway torque. Max fastening torque is mentioned as 650 ft-lbs which is still pretty strong. Of course Harbor Freight places their Bauer brand as a solid entry level to mid-range brand and behind their more premium Hercules brand. With this in mind, yes their Hercules brand does offer better performance. For example their brushless high torque impact wrench puts out 1200 ft-lbs of breakaway torque and up to 600-700 max fastening torque. Their ultra high performance brushless impact wrench does even better with 1400 and 900 ft-lbs of breakaway and fastening torque respectively.
Of course 1000 and 650 ft-lbs of breakaway and fastening torque are still very strong numbers even today making the Bauer a good high torque option.
Bauer 20V Brushless 1/2″ High Torque Impact Wrench – Features
It has all metal gear construction for solid build quality. The handle and rear of the tool has plenty of rubber overmolding. You’ll find rubber bumpers on the sides to help protect delicate surfaces when resting.
The 1/2″ friction ring anvil is a good choice for easy socket swaps. Bauer didn’t go with premium lighting and ditched the tri-LED’s on the head. Instead they went with the more traditional and less premium single LED light below front head.
At the bottom of the tool is where you’ll find a 3 speed drive control panel. It’s comprised of a select button and LED light that tells you which speed you’re using. Of course the trigger is also variable speed control
It doesn’t come with a belt clip however it does have spots for right and left handed users to add in the future.
Bauer 20V Brushless 1/2″ High Torque Impact Wrench – Pricing
It is priced at $129.99 as a baretool making it cheaper than even their other in house brand Hercules by a considerable amount. It says back in stock soon at my local Harbor Freight location but shows as available in a nearby location at the time of writing.
Bauer 20V Brushless 1/2″ High Torque Impact Wrench
- High-performance brushless motor delivers 1000 ft. lbs. breakaway torque for the most demanding applications
- 1/2 in. square anvil drive with friction ring for secure socket retention
- 3-speed drive control button with LED indicator
- Bright LED light illuminates work area for increased visibility
- All-metal gear construction improves life and durability
- Variable-speed trigger for precise control
- Textured overmold for secure grip and comfort
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