Craftsman • MSRP: $179.99
There’s nothing that says “auto garage” like the clatter of an impact gun. And Craftsman’s 0.5" Professional Composite Impact Wrench has been upgraded from last year’s model. The hard-hitting twin-hammer clutch can produce 725 ft-lb of torque from its larger motor. The assembly is encased within a magnesium body that gives durable protection while weighing 0.8 lb less at 4.25 lb. Behind the trigger assembly is a power-regulated forward and reverse dial, making it easier to operate one-handed, while the exhaust directs the blast away from your face.