Product review: BOSCH GDS 18V-EC 250 impact wrench

Bertrand D'souza Updated: October 15, 2021, 12:20 AM IST

This is the one tool any do-it-yourself nut has to have in his arsenal. This Bosch impact wrench simply makes life so much easier, especially if you like heading out on a road trip in your car or on a bike. What purpose does an impact wrench serve? Well, it can be used for a multitude of things, but the one job I need it for the most is to change lug nuts on my car tyres whenever I get a puncture. Which is quite often, especially when travelling to high altitude regions.

At high altitudes, taking the lug nuts off your tyre is an incredible task that can drain all the energy
out of anybody. In those conditions, a tool like an impact wrench does the same job in seconds, which you would take several minutes to execute by hand. Simply put on the right socket on the impact wrench head, and watch it do its thing. But its not just on your adventure trips, the impact wrench is a time and energy saver almost anywhere.

The Bosch GDS 18V-EC 250 is a portable impact wrench with a brushless motor for a higher operating life, also making it more compact and lightweight. The motor has a max torque of 250Nm with a maximum 3500bpm impact rate. The tool holder is a ½" external square, and all you need is to get the right set of sockets. Fixing the 18V portable battery is simple, and it rotates in both directions. With extensions you can even use it to fix nuts and bolts in hard to reach places. It also has a tiny LED light that illuminates the area directly in front of the tool.

The entire set comes in a travel ready hard case with a battery charger and two batteries. Priced at around Rs 26,700, this Bosch impact wrench is an absolute life saver, especially if you're the kind that loves road-tripping and adventure travel.

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