Impact Wrench features ergonomic design.

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Covered in soft elastomer compound that absorbs vibration and provides slip-resistant grip, ½ in. WR16SA is constructed with aluminum housing intertwined with injection molded inner nylon core. Armature bearing is seated in aluminum to withstand heat and stress resulting from extreme use. Weighing 6.17 lb, this 10.15 in. long tool uses 4.2 A, 480 W motor to produce up to 3,190 lb-in. torque and generate up to 1,900 rpm for impact rate of 2,100 ipm.



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Hitachi's New Impact Wrench, the WR16SA Offers Class Leading Torque and Ergonomic 'Inspire' Design



NORCROSS, GA., July 8, 2005 - Hitachi Power Tools today announced its new ½" Impact Wrench, the WR16SA, that offers a class leading torque of 3,190 in/lbs and features Hitachi's new Inspire Design incorporating ergonomic features that improve comfort and adds durability. Designed for extreme use, the WR16SA offers the ultimate in power to accomplish the most demanding fastening applications with ease.

With its powerful 4.2 Amp, 480 Watt motor, the WR16SA produces class-leading torque. It generates 1,900 RPM and an impact rate of 2,100 IPM making it more than capable to overcome stubborn fasteners. The wrench is ideal for tightening and loosening nuts and bolts in the automobile, ship building, agricultural and construction industry. It is also useful when assembling scaffolding, installing electrical equipment, plumbing, HVAC installation and other various fastening applications.

The armature bearing on the WR16SA is seated in aluminum, not plastic, to withstand the high heat and stress resulting from extreme use. It is constructed using Hitachi's patented IDI technology that enables the aluminum housing to be intertwined with an injection molded inner nylon core. This technology combines the durability of an all metal body tool with the double insulation advantages of today's tools with plastic housings. This improves tool reliability and greatly extends tool life.

The WR16SA impact wrench is covered in a soft, yet durable elastomer compound, which absorbs vibration. The elastomer coating also provides a comfortable and slip-resistant grip and prevents the tool from sliding off a surface when not in use. The handle is angled outward in order to ergonomically conform to the way a hand grips the tool during repetitive use. The large nose bumper protects the tool's gear cover and additionally protects the user from heat if touched during continuous operation. A large forward/reverse rocker switch is designed for convenience to quickly change the fastening direction. At only 6.17lbs and 10.15" in length, the WR16SA is the lightest and most compact impact wrench in its class reducing end user fatigue and allowing for flexible maneuvering in tight situations.

This ½" impact wrench reflects the ergonomic "Inspire Design" being implemented by Hitachi Power Tools. Hitachi is pioneering yet another new trend in the industry- tools that incorporate the latest technology with ergonomic design- a look that will modernize the traditional shop or jobsite.

For more information including the full line of Hitachi products and support, please contact Hitachi Power Tools at 1-800-829-4752 or visit www.hitachipowertools.com

HITACHI POWER TOOLS U.S.A.
Hitachi Power Tools carries an extensive line of professional grade tools and accessories for: woodworking, metalworking, concrete drilling and cutting, as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. During the 1980s Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. built its reputation for quality on the success of its pneumatic framing nailer and sliding compound miter saws. In 1995 Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. was renamed Hitachi Koki U.S.A. to denote the addition of manufacturing to the United States.

From headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and satellite offices in Chatsworth CA and Toronto ONT, Hitachi Koki U.S.A. supports nearly 2000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. The field sales force and service technicians constantly provide information to engineers to refine and upgrade the product selection. Many tools in the line are designed and offered for use only in North America. With dozens of new models already in development, Hitachi Power Tools enters the 21st century with Hitachi Koki U.S.A. continuing to offer the highest level of professional power tools available.

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