Ingersoll Rand 2145QIMAX: The introduction
The automotive, as well as the heavy equipment maintenance industries, have witnessed an exponential growth in the manufacturing and sales of air impact wrenches over the last few decades and especially the last couple of years when DIY projects took the world by storm. Still, more and more individuals and businesses alike have ventured to this industry which made metalworking tools (such as the impact wrench) a valuable necessity and a staple in all sorts of workshops. In today’s review, we will feature the 2145QIMAX that is engineered by Ingersoll Rand, one of the top tool manufacturing companies that have been in the service of providing solutions for over 100 years.
Ingersoll Rand 2145QIMAX: Key features
The lightweight 2145QIMAX Impactool can provide a maximum power that can reach up to 1,350 ft-lb given that it weighs only 7.4lbs. This compact impact wrench that is definitely ideal for hard to reach areas has a drive of 3/4″, a forward torque range of 200 ft-lb to 900 ft-lb (271Nm to 1220Nm), and can deliver up to 1,150 blows per minute. Its impressive capabilities don’t stop there as it can reach a maximum free speed of 7,000rpm whilst only producing 91.1dBA of sound pressure in free speed with its patented quiet tool technology that greatly lessens the sound levels.
This impact wrench incorporates the twin-hammer mechanism that enhances durability and provides a steady torque output. It also features Ingersoll Rand’s patented four-position power regulator dial that allows a range of forwarding power settings to be accessed, as well as their patented one-hand forward and reverses system that makes for an easy operation.
In addition to those is the integration of the new 7-vane air motor that increases the power whilst consuming 16% less air. This new air motor is definitely more efficient compared to other wrenches found on the market today. Finally, the installation of the new ergonomic housing improves the comfort of the operator providing for enhanced productive operation.
A durable tool
Ingersoll Rand has engineered this tool to be able to last and withstand any sort of application whether it is for assembly of machinery and heavy equipment, vehicle or equipment maintenance, or other do-it-yourself tasks with their innovative new steel wear plate that provides extreme wear resistance as well as protect the plate. To maximize its durability, it also features a steel hammer case and an easy-to-clean inlet pre-screen that captures the debris to prevent it from damaging the machine.
Ingersoll Rand 2145QIMAX: Price
New: $545 AUD ($599 GST Inclusive) – A Man’s Toyshop
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Ingersoll Rand 2145QIMAX: The verdict
Ingersoll Rand has apparently dedicated their resources to promote innovative ways to maximise the productivity and efficiency of this machine with their patented designs that they have incorporated in the 2145QIMAX Impactool. It is also considered to be relatively affordable. Although there are some air impact wrenches that are no doubt less expensive, this model does not disappoint when it comes to what it has to offer. Not to mention that its efficient air motor is able to lower operating costs making it a worthy investment. With its superb features, it is guaranteed that this air impact wrench will deliver the kind of performance we not only expect from the brand, but we also demand and requirements for our businesses.