Bosch IWMH182 Impact Wrench Review

Some power tools have the strangest names.

This is one. The actual name for this tool is:

18V EC Brushless 1/2-Inch Square Drive Impact Wrench with Detent Ball

I kid you not.

But don’t let the stodgy name fool you. This is ten tons of dynamite with a one-inch fuse.

I’m not a reviewer that bores you with all the technical specs. If you want those, click here.

Know Your Reviewer

I talk about how tools really work in your hand and unlike many other tool reviewers out there, I’ve got over thirty-five years of field experience to render an opinion.

I hope you do realize that many of the current tool reviewers out there, and I’m talking late 2016, are individuals who have never been on a real job site, never have worked in construction as a full-time job, and most definitely do not have decades of real field experience.

Always be sure to visit the About Us page on a tool review website and look at the qualifications of the person writing the review before you put much faith in their review. But I digress!

My Field Test

In the summer of 2016 I had to completely rebuild an existing deck that was 10 feet by 64-feet long. It was 13 feet up in the air. The idiot carpenters who constructed it, just toenailed in all the connections between posts and beams.

The deck had 4×4 angled knee braces between the posts and beams, but those were also just nailed by the idiots. The rookie know-nothing carpenters also used 3/8-inch by 6-inch long lag bolts to attach the notched post rails to the deck. Look at this video:

I decided to test this Bosch impact wrench to remove all of the long lag bolts and then re-use those same bolts at the knee braces to strengthen and help stabilize the deck.

OH MY!

This is one powerful tool. I mean wrist-wrenching power that puts a grin on your face.

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I felt it increased my productivity by a factor of 10X, possibly more.

The 18-volt batteries delivered boundless energy driving countless bolts deep into the wood with just a minimal pilot hole.

I got the kit with the soft bag, the charger and an extra battery. You WANT TO HAVE an extra battery. This allows you to work all day long never having to wait on a battery to charge.

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Here are some photos that tell you all about this tool.

 

 

This is the tool. It's solid and fit my hand well. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

This is the tool. It’s solid and fit my hand well. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

This is the business end of the impact wrench. Let me tell you, the variable speed control with the torque combine to make you job easier and your profits to go UP. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

This is the business end of the impact wrench. Let me tell you, the variable speed control with the torque combine to make the job easier and your profits to go UP. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

Nice detailing and a brand you can trust. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

Nice detailing and a brand you can trust. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

The handy led lights let you know how much power you have left. Since the lithium-ion batteries deliver nearly full power until exhausted, you don't see a drop off in performance until seconds before the battery stops. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

The handy led lights let you know how much power you have left. Since the lithium-ion batteries deliver nearly full power until exhausted, you don’t see a drop off in performance until seconds before the battery stops. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

No brushes to clean! This means you can spend time doing what you're good at. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

No brushes to clean! This means you can spend time doing what you’re good at. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

The LED spotlight really comes in handy in those poorly-lit situations. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

The LED spotlight really comes in handy in those poorly-lit situations. (C) Copyright 2016 Tim Carter

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