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My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough

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Re: My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough

Post by vtl » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:34 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:08 am
For breaking loose you need a big boy like this, 1050 ft. lbs of bolt breakaway torque. $100.00 at Harbor Freight.
For breaking loose the lug bolts that require an impact wrench capable of 1050 ft lbs you better get a long stick and hit a person with it who touched the lug bolts the last time, since the required torque is only about 100 ft lbs.


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Re: My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:50 am

vtl wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:31 am
Because in US we have 110v. With typical 7 Amps it is only 770 Watts of peak power. Modern batteries in cordless tools allow peaks well north of 1000 Watts.
US 110V outlets are 15 or 20 Amps.


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Re: My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough

Post by vtl » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:50 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
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US 110V outlets are 15 or 20 Amps.
EU 220v outlets are 15 or 20 Amps as well ;)


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Re: My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:54 am

vtl wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:34 am
since the required torque is only about 100 ft lbs.
It takes over 100 ft. lbs to over come the inertia.
Last edited by RickHaleParker on Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:57 am, edited 2 times in total.


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Re: My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough

Post by vtl » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:57 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
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It takes over 100 ft. lbs to over come the inertia.
Sure, the bolts do freeze, but I never had a trouble of removing the bolt once it was properly torqued.


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Re: My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:59 am

vtl wrote:
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Sure, the bolts do freeze, but I never had a trouble of removing the bolt once it was properly torqued.
Me neither. I got the I got the 1050 ft. lbs to remove Axel nuts. I don't use it for much else. A 18" breaker bar usually does the job on everything else.


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Re: My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough

Post by Rattnalle » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:50 am

I use a metre long breaker bar and a socket for the whole job. Break loose then straighten at the pivot and just spin the bar between my fingers to get the bolts loose. Same procedure to put them back except I use a torque wrench to tighten them to 110 Nm which is about what's recommended IIRC. It's very easy to over tighten using power tools since this really isn't a very high torque.

The breaker bar is always kept in the car for roadside use. It's much easier to stow than the silly original tool since it's straight. It fits down in the rear in behind the battery and tyre.



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Re: My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough

Post by abscate » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:42 pm

We use the Volvo lug nut wrench, and use our piece of pipe that we keep up front to extend the torque range.

The pipe is to bash in the heads of car jackers and take away their guns.


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