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Suited for on-the-spot service tasks, 18 V, Â½ in. Model CT4850 helps users remove lug nuts, loosen tie rod ends, and secure fasteners. Equipped with heat-treated alloy gears, unit provides 3,000 impacts/min and max tightening torque of 550 lb-ft. Tool features high-impact, glass-filled nylon housing, cushion-mounted motor, and over-molded cushion grip, as well as oversized contoured trigger and easily accessible forward/reverse switch for one-handed control.
Original Press Release:
New Snap-On 18-Volt Cordless Impact Wrench Provides Portability, Power and Durability
The "Mother of All Cordless Impact Wrenches" Combines Strength with Comfort KENOSHA, Wis. (August 1, 2006) - Snap-on Tools Company continues its legacy of tool innovation with the introduction of its 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Cordless Impact Wrench (CT4850), the ideal tool for technicians and auto enthusiasts seeking a comfortable, powerful and portable tool for on-the-spot service tasks. The new impact wrench helps users tackle jobs such as removing lug nuts, loosening tie rod ends and securing other fasteners more accurately and quickly than ever before. Touted as the "Mother of All Cordless Impact Wrenches," the Snap-on Cordless Impact Wrench treats users to a patented super-heavy-duty impact mechanism that allows for the quick removal of stubborn fasteners while delivering more power and durability to the head. Heat-treated alloy gears allow for unprecedented power with a maximum of 550 foot-pounds of tightening torque and 3,000 impacts per minute. Additionally, the Impact wrench features high-impact, glass-filled nylon housing and a patented airflow system for superior durability and tool life. The tool's cushion mounted motor and ergonomic over-molded cushion grip will allow users to reap the benefits of greater control and comfort in those hard-to-reach spaces. Enhancing the tool's versatility, the cordless impact wrench includes a comfortable oversized contoured trigger and an easily accessible forward/reverse switch, which gives users the ability to have one-handed precise control and speed handling on the fly. Snap-on's patented dual rail slide-on battery pack allows for longer battery terminal life and the VersaVolt Battery System means that this will be the last battery system users will ever need since it can be used with all Snap-on cordless accessories. And with its quick charge time, users won't take long to finish a job. The cordless impact wrench is an ideal tool for a variety of on-the-spot jobs in an array of work environments such as small engine and tire shops, as well as home garages. The wrench can be used for repairs on motorcycles, cars, ATVs, trucks and boats. Customers can find out more about the Snap-on 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Cordless Impact Wrench (CT4850) by contacting their local Snap-on representative, visiting www.snapon.com, calling toll free 877-SNAPON-2 (877-762-7662) or by visiting www.motherofallcordlessimpactwrenches.com. Snap-on Tools Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Product lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation service, industrial, government, education, agricultural, and other commercial applications, including construction and electrical. Products are sold through its franchised dealer van, company-direct sales and distributor channels, as well as over the Internet at snapon.com. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.4 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wis., and employs approximately 11,300 people worldwide.