Our testing of the Kobalt 24V impact wrench showed that this $199 tool may be quite the steal for those looking at either the high end of mid-torque or the lower end of high-torque cordless impact wrenches.
The Kobalt 1/2-inch cordless impact wrench includes a 24-volt 4.0Ah Li-ion battery, charger, and contractors bag. The tool uses a brushless motor and delivers 650 ft-lbs of breakaway torque.
The variable-speed trigger spins the 1/2-inch tool at up to 1,900-RPM with 2,400 IPM (impacts per minute). There’s a built-in LED light, and the KIW 1524A-03 comes with a 5-year warranty on the tool and a 3-year warranty on the battery.