Sasha Ayers Impact Wrenches August 09th, 2018 - 17:51:52
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?
Buying an air impact wrench is an important addition to any do-it-yourselfer's home toolkit, but there are also a couple things that you need to remember before you go out and buy one. These are the size of your air compressor, what size drive you need, and not under-estimating how much power you'll need.
Another important thing to determine is what size drive your impact wrench should be. A lot of people immediately think that bigger is better, but that's not necessarily the case. You really don't need a 1" impact wrench to loosen a 10mm bolt! And you definitely don't want to try to loosen a 2" bolt with a 3/8" wrench. The best thing to do is to figure out what sized nuts & bolts you'll be using your impact wrench on most frequently. Then find the impact sockets in that size, see what size drive they're available in, and get the drive size that will work best with the size of sockets you'll be using.
Using a good wrench can help the job go faster. Whether it is about changing a vehicle's tire or engine rebuilding, an impact wrench can make your job easier than you can think. In contrast to using a simple wrench, an impact wrench will not leave you with sore arms at the end of the job. It helps you concentrate on the job without having to trouble your body.
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.