Porter Cable 1/2″ Cordless Impact Wrench Review – PCC740B

The use of an impact wrench has drastically improved the efficiency of professionals in the automotive and construction industry. Because of its ability to optimize the work done with minimum time and effort put in, it allows its professional users to give more work output in a short amount of time. A cordless one is possibly the most popular compared to all the other types. Thus, we set out to find the best kind of battery operated impact wrenches and stumbles on a couple. In our opinion, the Porter Cable PCC740B is one of the best available on the market right now and that’s why we decided to write this review.

porter cable 1/2 inch cordless impact wrench review

The tool uses a battery as a power source. It generates a torque of about 330 ft-lbs, which can be used for heavy-duty work. Along with this, it gives 1650 Rounds per minute (RPM). It is easy to handle as it is compact and lightweight. The machine is 9.9 inches long and weighs about 6.0 pounds (including the battery). It has a 1/2 inch drive and also variable speed. The machine comes with a limited warranty of 3 years.

Great features

  1. It is battery operated: There are numerous advantages of using a battery operated tool. It provides a greater degree of mobility, as it is free of any wires connecting to power sockets, or to compressed gas cylinders. The battery is also rechargeable. However, the battery does not come with the machine but has to be bought separately.
  2. It has a powerful motor: It generates a torque of 330 ft-lbs and 1650 RPM. Thus, not only is it able to do heavy-duty work due to its strength, but can also finish the tasks quickly. Therefore, it saves the time of the user, which can be assigned to other tasks, and also reduces their fatigue, allowing them to keep working for longer hours.
  3. It is user-friendly: The machine is user-friendly as it can be adjusted according to the needs of the user. Not only this, the speed can be controlled by merely a trigger, which enables easy operation.


  • Item number: PCC740B
  • Product dimensions: 9.9 x 3 x 7 inches
  • Item Weight: 5 pounds
  • Power source: Battery
  • Type of bulb: LED
  • Voltage: 20 Volts
  • Warranty Description: 3 years limited warranty

Customer feedback and result

The customers have been highly impressed by its robust working, especially considering the fact that it is a cordless impact wrench. They think that it is powerful and speedy, which is why it can be used to perform a range of tasks; from simply tightening or loosening lug nuts to heavy-duty work. The machine received almost all positive review and 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

In our opinion, it can be used in every day small tasks and also in a professional environment to a certain degree.