Snap-on cordless wrench packs power, long run time

Snap-on Inc.'s new CT8850 1/2-inch cordless impact wrench features an 18 Volt lithium battery and can remove 450 bolts tightened at 400 ft-lb in one battery charge.

“The new Snap-on 18 Volt 1/2-inch Cordless Impact Wrench provides 600 ft-lbs of torque output, making it one of the most powerful on the market,” says Rodger Isetts, product manager for Snap-on. “The CT8850 features a 72 watt-hour, 18 Volt Lithium battery for long run times and an integrated one-watt LED light provides excellent visibility. It has a high-efficiency, rare-earth magnet, four-brush motor for maximum efficiency and durability, making it an excellent addition to any Snap-on tool box.”

Providing extra torque and 33 percent more run time than comparable impacts, the new impact wrench also features:

* Micro-controlled digital smart switch with variable speed and a thermal sensor to protect from overheating

* Battery fuel gauge indicating charge status

* Alloy steel, heat treated, helical gears for maximum durability

* Alloy steel hammer and gear carrier, accurately machined for extreme toughness

* Patented impact mechanism design

* Ergonomic design with soft grip handles to reduce user fatigue

Customers can learn more about the new Snap-on CT8850 18 Volt 1/2-inch Cordless Impact Wrench by contacting their participating Snap-on franchisee or representative, visiting www.snapon.com/powertools or calling toll free 877-SNAPON-4 (877-762-7664).

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