12 volt impact wrench

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 06:59

Member - Vince

I have recently read an advert for a Shentai 12 volt impact wrench. Throw away your wheel brace says the advert.
Do these units really work?
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AnswerID: 31203   Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:42

diamond(bendigo) replied:

gday vince.
we had a rep come into work to demo one off these 12 volt impact wrenches.
they wernt to bad just crack the wheel nuts and they undo ok.theres not a lot of power and once done up they still needed a fair bit of tightning but thats ok because you still have to do them up tight by hand any way.over all thoughts.
not to bad if your really that lazy lolol.:-)).šqUC3<BuIL
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FollowupID: 22203   Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 18:43

Member - Vince posted:

Hi diamond. It isnt that I am lazy, the old bones arenot as good as they used to be!!!!
Thanks for the info.
Vince
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FollowupID: 22204   Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 18:48

diamond(bendigo) posted:

gday vince.
i was only joking mate thats why theres a smiley face "-)).
i probly shouldnt talk i use air rachet guns on my tyres loljamieson wild cat
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AnswerID: 31223   Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 13:31

floyd replied:

Have used a Makita one for the rally car for 3 years and it is fine. Just use a torque wrench to get the nuts up to spec and away she goes. The power is great and it cracks them off without any problems.
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FollowupID: 22202   Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 18:41

Member - Vince posted:

Thanks for the info floyd. I saw one being used at a motor race on tv & it appeared to do the job ok. Any idea on price of Makita unit?
Vince
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FollowupID: 22210   Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 19:26

floyd posted:

sorry cannot remember. But it has had a heap of use and is still going strong. Try leading Auto/hardware stores. Good Luck

Another option is to get a power inverter from 12-240 volts and then buy a 240 volt impact driver. There are more brands on the market and the inverter can be used to boil kettles make toast, recharge batteries etc. Has a million uses.
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AnswerID: 31256   Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 19:46

Member - Eric replied:

if you love tools . Check out the 18 V snap on model . Can undo 4 sets of 4 tyres with one battery

down side is $800 Craigs hut 2003
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FollowupID: 22271   Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 13:32

diamond(bendigo) posted:

gday eric.
i gave a customer at work your email today hes looking for a fourby.
could you please sent your work number to my home email addy please and if any one else is looking i can give it to them.
cheersjamieson wild cat
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AnswerID: 31283   Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 22:54

Phil G replied:

I use a cordless drill to undo the nuts and torque and release the nuts with a wheel brace. Cordless drills are pretty cheap lately. The square adaptors are about $7 for a set of 3, and just need the right socket. Also helps if you apply grease or antisieze to all the threads to avoid stud damage and makes them easier to undo.
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AnswerID: 31363   Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 20:44

Macco replied:

Hi all,
I have a Hitachi WR12DM 12v rechargable rattle gun which I use at work. (Diesel Mechanic by trade) This unit is fantastic and lasts forever. Very light and compact. They are going for around $400. Easier to justify when using in the trade I guess.
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