We usually stick with Craftsman with nearly everything we purchase for the garage or in-home tools, simply because we've not ever been let down! This 1/2 inch impact wrench is certainly no exception. It was an impulse buy, on sale, and that was no mistake. It is so much smoother running than the last one we'd had. That's really the best way to explain it, because it just works easily. It fits your hand well, and regardless of the weight, it just doesn't tire your wrist out quickly like the other name brand one we owned. The pressure is the other nice thing that is so noticeable. I hope this stays so powerful over time- it makes working on things (mostly the car for us) a breeze. I am only comparing this to one other I've used, but being what I'd consider to be an "equal" name brand, it's shocking how much smoother this one works. I can only hope it has a long lifespan like the other! Worth the buy.