Scissor jack modification.

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 09:54
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My Mazda BT 50 has a scissor jack as standard. But it's not easy to get under a rear axle/diff banjo if ya stuck belly deep in sand/mud. So I have used a highlift & I carry a bottle jack as well.

Yesterday I bought an Hitachi 13mm drill + 2 x 4.0 a/h batts + high torque impact skin to carry in the 4WD. (A Fathers Day special I bought for myself).

I cracked the nuts and spun them off the rim of a wheel in no time at all with the impact driver & a 19mm socket.

I fitted a 14mm socket to the square drive end of the scissor jack handle & used the impact driver - it has heaps of torque - to raise the 4wd (the square end of the jack handle won't fit into a 13 mm drill chuck).

Easy peasy.

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Reply By: John and Regina M - Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 12:51

Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 12:51
A great innovation I have utilized for some time using my Hitachi battery powered drill on low speed.
No impact and heaps of torque.
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Reply By: wombat100 - Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 17:33

Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 17:33
I've seen the term 'skin' used- what does that mean??
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Follow Up By: Member - Billmoore1 - Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 17:57

Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 17:57
"Skin" means that it is the tool only supplied without batteries. This is very handy when you already have other tools with the same battery

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Follow Up By: Member - johnat - Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 20:15

Monday, Sep 08, 2014 at 20:15
Batteries, though, are the "weak link" in a lot of cordless tools. Ryobi make plenty of decent tools, let down by crap batteries. The new +1 batteries seem better value, but I'm not yet convinced enough to get more Ryobi tools.
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Reply By: Batt's - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 16:33

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 16:33
Good idea because the a cordless drill can be handy when traveling. I use to use a cordless drill to lower our vans legs. I have a KCI electric ezywrench which I use for wheel nuts and was contemplating buying one of their 2 ton electric jacks one day.!prod/aboutPage
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