Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. has unveiled an ultra-lightweight ½-inch impact wrench. The new CP7732C is the latest in a series of compact tools for the vehicle service industry.
The wrench is 20% lighter than its predecessor and is designed in response to customer demand for smaller, lighter tools that enable mechanics to work easily in difficult-to-access areas.
The company says the CP7732C is the new generation of its best-selling ‘stubby’ and delivers maximum customer value with an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio.
The stubby CP7732C wrench weighs 2.2 pounds (1 kg) and measures 4.3 inches (108mm) in length while providing a maximum torque of 460 ft.lbs (625 Nm) in reverse, according to Chicago Pneumatic. The new compact impact wrench is perfect for use inside the vehicle and engine compartment for jobs on oil pans, seat bolts and body panels where tight spaces restrict the movement of conventional tools.
The tool is ergonomic and has been designed for maximum user comfort with a composite housing and thermo-plastic rubber handle. Users will appreciate the smooth mechanism of one hand forward/reverse and a new power setting system.
The ergonomic curved handle reduces tension in the mechanic’s hand and helps reduce chances of an injury. In addition, because it is lighter than alternative tools, operators experience less fatigue. Furthermore, a full teasing trigger gives the operator easy, controlled operation, according to the company.
A jumbo hammer mechanism, steel motor and aluminum clutch housing provide excellent performance and withstand the tough workshop environment.
“The impact wrench is part of our new range of compact tools, which have been developed with our ‘Size Matters’ philosophy,” says Yann Pasco, product marketing manager.
“The tools are designed to bring high power in a compact size to enable easier access to applications and power efficiency in confined spaces. They are the perfect fit for any mechanic’s toolbox. These new lightweight tools are more comfortable and convenient to use, and customers can benefit from our cost effective price.”