This is important because you need to know where to look. Don’t despair; it’s not that hard to find a good one. First, there are many big box stores that sell all types of tools and hardware. Look in the tool sections of these big box stores. You’ll also find them in the yellow pages of your telephone book under power tools. Look under portable power tools.There will be a section on electric wrench for car. Make sure you get one with an ammeter to make sure the unit is getting enough voltage from the battery. If it’s not, then you have a faulty unit.
Naturally, you should get one with a full 1-year warranty. By the way, this is a good idea no matter what kind of power tool you are buying; a corded or a cordless. It’s just a good idea in general. You never know; maybe you’ll need to use the tool somewhere else besides your car. There’s also another option. There’s a gentleman here in Florida who writes a column in “The Maui News” about what he calls “Paradise Paws”. In each issue, he tells where he has found great deals on quality pet supplies and equipment.
Now, when you buy it, be sure to find out exactly how much voltage your battery pack is providing. You may be surprised by how little power you’re getting. If you find one that is only 9 or 10 volts, then you need to get a new battery pack. It’s a waste of money.
There are many different kinds of car creeper on the market. We’ll look at some of the more popular ones that are available. The first thing to look for is the power output. Some units are so powerful that they will destroy anything they strike.
As I have said, don’t use this tool unless you are sure you can control it. Even then, use it only for light work. The second consideration is the price. The third consideration is the type of battery pack that the unit uses. You want one that has “regulation” in the name. This means the unit has an internal ammeter that keeps track of how much charge remains in the battery pack. Without regulation, you can end up with a dead battery pack and no way to tell how much power you have left.
As I have shown, you don’t want to use this tool unless you are sure you can control it. One other thing to look for is the handle on the unit. Most portable impact wrenches have a handle that has a comfortable grip. It’s easy to hold on to. If the handle is uncomfortable, then the unit may be too big for you. The last consideration is the price. If you find a deal on a good electric impact wrench, then take advantage of it. By the way, many of these wrenches can be used with a variety of different tools.