Stubborn Nuts and Bolts Are No Problem For The Skil Mid-Torque Impact Wrench
Many fastening jobs don’t require a ton of power to tighten or remove nuts and bolts, especially in the automotive industry. In fact, too much torque while tightening can damage your material, strip threads, or even snap the head off altogether. That’s right where the Skil Mid-Torque Impact Wrench comes in handy.
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Skil Mid-Torque Impact Wrench Performance
- No-Load Speed: 0-800/1400/1900 RPMs
- Impact Rate: 0-1100/2000/2600 IPM
- Fastening Torque: 200/300/480 ft-lbs.
- Breakaway Torque: 650/800 ft-lbs.
- Anvil: 1/2-inch Friction Ring
On paper, you can expect up to 480 ft-lbs of fastening torque, 800 ft-lbs of breakaway torque, and a max impact rate of 3,950 IPM. Under the hood, the brushless motor churns out up to 1,900 RPMs.
Skil’s mid-torque impact wrench has three main speed modes as well as two assist modes—reverse control mode and a nut busting mode.
In reverse control mode (RM), the tool loosens a bolt or nut with an impact force you choose with the speed button first. Once it’s completely loose, the tool will stop automatically to prevent the bolt or nut from falling out. In nut busting mode (NB), it automatically kicks up to peak power for removing stubborn nuts and bolts.
Skil Mid-Torque Impact Wrench Design Notes
- Model: Skil IW5761B-10
- Power Source: Skil 20V battery
- Weight: 5.06 lbs (bare), 6.62 lbs (with 4.0Ah battery)
- Length: 7.97 in.
From end to end this impact measures 7.97 inches and stands just over 9 inches tall. As for the weight, it clocks in at 5.06 pounds as a bare tool and 6.62 pounds with a PWRCore 20 4.0Ah battery.
Ergonomically, this impact wrench feels really good in the hand. The contoured grip features some aggressive grooves and texturing that helped me maintain a firm hold on the tool even in the sweltering central Florida heat. We also really like the foot mounted control panel.
Much like most modern tools, this impact wrench features an LED light for low-light conditions. This tool includes a diffused halo-style light that surrounds the anvil. We believe it’s a more effective way of lighting than foot-mounted lights.
- Compatible with all Skil PWRCore 20 batteries
Skil Mid-Torque Impact Wrench Price
This mid-torque impact wrench retails for $169 as a kit and $129 as a bare tool. The kit includes a 4.0Ah battery and a charger. Ski offers a 5-year warranty, but you need to register your tool within 30-days of purchase to take advantage of that offer.
The Bottom Line
The Skil Mid-Torque Impact Wrench has you covered when it comes to tackling a full range of automotive and high-demand fastening tasks. Moreover, the adjustable speed and special modes add an extra level of value and performance to this tool. After reviewing the performance specs, overall feature set, and the available kit options, we believe it’s an excellent option for serious DIYers and the value prosumer market.