5 Cordless Tools You Need For Your Motorcycle

These rechargeable motorcycle tools should be the new go-tos in your workshop

If you have a shop in your home garage, then you understand the importance of space and noise level. The last thing you want to do is to piss off your neighbors with a bunch of loud pneumatic tools running off a noisy compressor that’s constantly kicking on to power them. Using pneumatic tools can be a loud and restricting situation; you need to be close to an air compressor or have a long enough hose to get to your jobsite. With cordless tools you have none of these concerns; the only thing to worry about is sliding the battery on the charger after use to make sure it’s fully juiced for the next job. You’ll pay a higher price tag for this setup, but if you’re serious about your home shop, it’s an investment worth making. Check out these five must-have cordless tools we’ve chosen for your home work space.

Milwaukee Soldering Iron

Milwaukee Soldering Iron

If you are doing any type of wiring, you should be soldering—not using those cheap butt connectors. With the Milwaukee Electric Tools Soldering Iron Kit you can make sure you have a solid electrical connection that won’t vibrate loose down the road, and you can do it cordlessly!

The Milwaukee kit offers a ton of other benefits too, like the fact that it heats up quickly, maintains the optimal temperature needed for the job, and even boasts a three-stop pivoting head so you can get into those hard-to-reach spots. It also allows you to change tips easily and toollessly, if you need to. To seal the deal, this soldering kit is ready to use right out of the package and even sports a safe-to-store tip indicator, so you know when it’s okay to put it away.

Milwaukee Tool

DeWalt 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion 3/8-Inch Impact Wrench Kit With Hog Ring

DeWalt 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion 3/8-Inch Impact Wrench Kit With Hog Ring

An impact driver can speed up almost every job, and is something you can use every day at the home shop. With the DeWalt Impact Wrench Kit you get everything you need to store, charge, and use the tool. Little details on the DeWalt make it even more user-friendly. With its compact design—the impact wrench is only 5.7 inches front to back, and weighs just 3.4 pounds—this tool can easily fit into tight areas. The three built-in LED lights offer lots of visibility for your task, with a 20-second delay after the trigger release. The hog ring anvil makes it easy to change sockets, and the XR Li-ion batteries with fuel gauge provide 33 percent more capacity over standard packs. Pretty sweet.

DeWalt

Makita 18-Volt X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36-Volt) Brushless Cordless 7-Inch Paddle Switch Cut-Off/Angle Grinder Kit With Electric Brake

Makita 18-Volt X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36-Volt) Brushless Cordless 7-Inch Paddle Switch Cut-Off/Angle Grinder Kit With Electric Brake

If you do any fab work, an angle grinder can be a crucial part of your tool kit for making modifications. Whether it be chopping rear fenders or cutting struts in half, the Makita Cut-Off/Angle Grinder will be a great option for you. You get two 18-volt LXT lithium-ion batteries that deliver lots of power without leaving the 18-volt LXT battery platform, plus the BL Brushless motor ditches the carbon brushes so it runs cooler for longer life. This grinder even spins up to 7,800 rpm, with an electric brake to stop the grinding or cut-off wheel in 4.5 seconds. Automatic speed change technology adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimum performance, plus electronic torque control turns the motor off if wheel rotation is suddenly forced to stop.

Makita

Skil Rechargeable 4-Volt Cordless Screwdriver

Skil Rechargeable 4-Volt Cordless Screwdriver

Make those small, repetitive tasks a breeze with a cordless screwdriver like this one from Skil. The Skil Rechargeable 4-Volt Cordless Screwdriver can knock out those annoyingly monotonous tasks—things like heat shield installation or removal—in no time at all. It’s the perfect cordless electric screwdriver for everyday needs since it can fit into tight places, and offers easy handling with a two-finger trigger, along with a bright LED work light onboard. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery keeps it charged over an extended period of time, and you can recharge almost anywhere thanks to its micro-USB charging setup.

Skil

Bosch 18-Volt Compact 1/2-Inch Drill/Driver Kit

Bosch 18-Volt Compact 1/2-Inch Drill/Driver Kit With (2) 1.5-Ah SlimPack Batteries

A decent drill may not be something you always need when working on motorcycles, but when that time comes, make sure you have one that won’t let you down. With the Bosch GSR18V-190B22 drill/driver kit you can rest easy: It provides a whopping 480 inch-pounds of torque for improved productivity, and it’s compact too, weighing in at just 2.75 pounds (not including battery) with only a 7.8-inch head length. You’ll get accuracy too, with 20+1 clutch settings for reduced fastener damage, plus the keyless ratcheting 1/2-inch chuck with auto-lock enables easier bit changes. The GSR18V-190B22 provides two speed settings—the high-speed (0–1,700 rpm) setting and high-power (0–450 rpm) mode—and includes a built-in LED light, an ergonomically designed soft grip handle, two 1.5-Ah SlimPack batteries, an 18-volt charger and a carrying bag. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us.

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