Chicago Pneumatic redesigns 1/2" impact wrench

March 20, 2019
The redesigned impact offers 960 ft-lbs of torque and is 14 percent lighter than its predecessor, the company said.

Chicago Pneumatic redesigned the CP7748 1/2” impact wrench to be more powerful and more compact than its predecessor. The CP7748 features a unique forward/reverse system for one-handed power and directional control of the tool. Its light weight and durability make it suitable for workshops, tire shops and roadside applications where power, ease of use and reliability are musts, the company said. 

“Improving a tool that’s been a long-time performer and consumer favorite is huge,” said Chicago Pneumatic Product Marketing Manager, Omar Macon. “We’ve combined what’s best about the previous CP7748 with what our customers said would make this tool even better.” 

The result is a 1/2” impact wrench that delivers 960 ft-lbs of power in forward and reverse, and weighs 4.4 lbs. — all in a package that’s 14 percent more compact than the original. This CP7748 also features Chicago Pneumatic’s exclusive 360 degree swivel air inlet for the highest degree of maneuverability. The tool’s curved, pistol grip handle is slip-resistant and cushioned for confident and comfortable handling. 

Forward and reverse power and direction are easily controlled with one-handed operation of an innovative Power Control Ring System that can be accessed from anywhere on the tool’s motor housing. Two forward power settings (40 percent and max power) and full power reverse can be selected with ease, even in the tightest of spaces. 

“This Power Control Ring System simplifies directional change and power selection,” added Macon. “The new CP7748 is an easy-to-use tool with the power, performance, and value built for everyday use.” 

A hard chromium aluminum cylinder and anodized end plates surround the powerful motor and twin hammer mechanism for long-lasting durability. The all-new CP7748 1/2” impact wrench is also available with a 2” extended anvil.

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