It is not often that a tool can meet the needs of multiple trades. Metabo’s SSW18 LTX400BL 18V LTX 3.1 Ah LiHD Cordless 1/2-Inch Square Brushless Impact Wrench, however, is one of those unique tools. I have the privilege of owning two specialized businesses: one for building custom homes and the other restoring vintage cars and campers. While I have a variety of impact drivers in my building tool arsenal, the mechanical side has been limited to the standard air impact wrench.

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