By TOOLS OF THE TRADE Editors
A new compact cordless 18V Impact Wrench (SSW18) has been added to the PowerMaster series of 18-volt lithium-ion tools. Fitted with a 1/2-inch chuck, it produces up to 1,947 inch-pounds of torque and has three electronic variable speed ranges: 0-1,600 rpm, 0-2,150 rpm, and 0-2,650 rpm. The tool weighs just 4.1 pounds and measures 6-13/16 inches long. It has a die-cast aluminum gear housing for optimum heat dissipation and durability and is ergonomically designed, says the maker. Two 2.6-Ah battery packs with battery-life indicators and an air-cooled rapid charger are included with each tool. Price: $399. 800-638-2264. www.metabo.us.