The August 2015 Issue of Auto Express Magazine performed a product test on a range of Impact Wrenches and gave the Draper Expert 24V Cordless 1/2″ Sq. Dr. Impact Wrench (31075) a 4 star rating along with their recommended accolade.
The latest compact brushless motors and potent lithium-ion battery tech means impact wrenches no longer need to be heavyweights; they can used for general maintenance. These tools are still the number one choice for changing wheels, making switching from winter to summer tyres quick and easy, but the latest are light enough to be used as power ratchet wrenches, quickly spinning off nuts and bolts.
“RECOMMENDED – If you want an impact wrench primarily for changing wheels, this is the one. It had a little more trouble loosening our test bolt at its maximum, but it did it and at around half the price of our top two. And you get a side handle plus four impact sockets in common wheel bolt sizes. Draper hasn’t skimped on batteries – as with the other kits here, you get two. But this is the heaviest tool on test, with a lot of noise weight so it’s hard work over long periods.