Proto® Announces 1” & #5 Spline Inline & Pistol Grip Impact Wrench Family

December 3, 2015

The lightweight and powerful line of impacts includes three inline and three pistol grip options.

CONYERS, GA (December 3, 2015) – Proto® Industrial Tools announces its new line of six new pneumatic impact wrenches, including  1" & #5 Spline, that come with two different handle configurations and three different anvil options:  Flush 1" anvil ,6" extended 1" anvil, and 6" extended #5 spline. All six of these impact wrenches have a through-hole anvil.

The new line of 1" Impact Wrenches from Proto is ideal for use in fleet maintenance, oil & gas applications, heavy equipment, maintenance & repair, manufacturing, mining, and many other industries & applications. Each unit provides 2,500 ft. lbs. of breakaway torque and they weigh between 16 and 19.6 pounds, providing excellent power-to-weight ratio. Each unit features a convenient forward/reverse location. The location of this switch differs in that it's on the back of each unit, as opposed to underneath. Having the ability to see the switch during use provides better visibility and makes it easy to access.

For drop protection and durability, each impact wrench contains a rubber bumper. The units each feature a comfort rubber grip for low vibration. In addition, the pistol grip tool is compact which gives users the ability to get into ultra-tight spaces and work in a variety of applications. Suspension hangers and adjustable side handles are also included with each tool.

Proto offers over 500 compatible impact sockets and accessories as well as a large service network around the United States, rounding out their offerings and providing excellent product solutions and support. The new 1" Inline & Pistol Grip Impact Wrenches from Proto are currently available where Proto products are sold.

About Proto® Industrial Tools

Proto has been making durable, high-quality hand tools and storage for more than 100 years, having grown from a small machine shop to a worldwide manufacturer and supplier. Our tools are developed according to strict industrial standards, with features that let users work faster and easier, including enhanced shock absorption and reduced slip. We are exhaustive in our efforts to make safe tools and provide tool safety education. We support industries including petrochemical, aerospace, oil and gas, government and military, and general manufacturing. For more information call 800-800-TOOL, or visit