Stella Mathews Impact Wrenches August 10th, 2018 - 07:44:49
With the right accessories and attachments, an impact wrench has a multitude of uses. There are screwdriver attachments, which allow the wrench to become as a very powerful screwdriver. It is a great tool if for anyone who works in a tire and lube shop, because it makes the removing and reattaching lug nuts to the tire fast and efficient. It is also a favorite tool for people required to assemble or install a variety of items such as a garage door. It is just important to make sure to have the right attachment to get the job done efficiently, and without any problems.
For uses other than taking off lug nuts, you'll want to find out what you're suggested torque rating is, and then add a decent safety factor to account for the difference between max torque and working torque (if working torque isn't provided by the company), and for any outside factors that'll make your nuts harder to get off.
You can get adapters to fit different size drives with sockets, but at the very least, it'll give you a quick and easy way to narrow down your search. And why bother getting a different size than you need?
Finally, a common mistake is to under-estimate how much power you'll need. Taking off the wheels on your car is a common example. The manufacturers recommended torque for your lug nuts is probably between 80-140 ft-lbs, so people will "play it safe" and get a wrench with a 220 ft-lb max torque. The problem with this is firstly that the max torque in an impact wrench is always more than your "working torque", and not all companies give out that information.
There are some points to consider however, when using, and more importantly, buying an air impact wrench. Probably the most touched upon issue and concern when purchasing an air wrench is whether or not the impact wrench you are getting, is the not only suitable to your specific needs, but also for the optimal output of the tool in general.