HART Introduces Brushless Motor Upgrade for Its Cordless 1/2″ Impact Wrench
HART is expanding its range of garage-focused tools that deliver ample power and performance for the weekend DIY enthusiast. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the HART Cordless 1/2″ Impact Wrench, which offers enhanced torque and ergonomics without the hassle of air hoses and compressors.
- No-load speed: 0-1000/2000/2800 RPM
- Impact rate: 0-3200 IPM
- Maximum Torque: 600 ft-lbs. (loosening), 475 ft-lbs. (tightening)
- Motor Type: Brushless
HART’s latest 1/2″ impact wrench boasts a brushless motor and falls into the medium torque category. It features three speed modes ranging from 0 to 2800 RPM, with a maximum impact rate of 3200 impacts per minute.
Right from the outset, this brushless impact wrench delivers noticeably more power than its brushed predecessor. With 600 foot-pounds of breakaway torque, it’s a significant improvement over the HART HPIW01’s 350 foot-pounds. For tightening torque, you can rely on 475 ft-lbs.
With such power, stubborn nuts and rusty bolts pose no problem. However, it’s important to be cautious about overtightening. Unlike some high-end models, HART does not include any auxiliary modes to prevent damage to threads or fasteners. To ensure precise torque applications, we recommend keeping a trusted torque wrench close by.
HART Cordless 1/2″ Impact Wrench Design
- Model: HART HPIW25
- Power supply: HART 20V battery
- Anvil Type: Friction Ring
- Anvil Size: 1/2″
- Weight: 3.6 lbs. (bare), 4.5 lbs. (with 2.0Ah battery), 5.0 lbs. (with 4.0Ah battery)
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.5 x 3.0 x 10.25 inches
The overall look and feel of this impact wrench are very pleasing. The handle is chunkier, but it’s contoured for comfortable use with medium-sized hands. The textured rubber overmold provides a firm grip, even when wearing work gloves.
This impact wrench weighs 3.6 lbs without attachments and up to 5 lbs with a 4.0Ah battery. It falls slightly below the average weight for mid-torque models. The HART HPIW25 measures 7-1/2 inches from end to end and stands at 10-1/4 inches tall, including batteries.
One standout feature of this impact wrench is its well-balanced weight distribution, which helps reduce fatigue during extended use.
- Compatible with all HART 20V batteries
- LED work light
HART Cordless 1/2″ Impact Wrench Prices
The cordless impact wrench is available for $169 without any additional components. It comes with a 3-year limited HART warranty. Currently, there are no kit options available, but we hope HART will release a package that includes the 4.0Ah battery and charger. We’ll keep you updated on this information.
The Bottom Line
If you’re in the market for a mid-range impact wrench, be sure to consider the HART Cordless 1/2 Inch Impact Wrench. It offers competitive performance while maintaining a reasonable size and weight. Plus, its price tag shouldn’t be overlooked.