12 volt wheel guns.

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 22:31
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just picked up latest load of junk mail an in strathfields booklet is the 12 volt wheel nut impact wrench $49, i remember readinding on here a little while back that they were a bit of all right for what they are, just wondering if they are all pretty much the same. and next to it was a 12 volt electric jack, can't imagine it being any good for lifting a forby though. but what next.
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Reply By: Moggs - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 23:50

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 23:50
I have had 2 of the Repco 12 volt rattle guns that busted - last one I took back under warranty and the store manager immediately suggested that I take my money back as they have had "a bad batch" and all of the ones he sold have come back busted. They were $69 - so if Supacheap are selling them even cheaper I don't like the chances that it would last.

I now have a Shentai 12 volt rattle gun and have used it extensively without a problem. A bit more expensive at $99 from ARB or from Marks 4WD Adaptors - however for me I would rather pay $99 over $69 and be sure of getting a decent tool.

I like it, takes the hassel out of rotating 8 wheels (including the trailer) - would recommend the Shentai Brand but not the Repco.
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Follow Up By: peter d - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 21:13

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 21:13
hi Moggs, thanks for that might take your advice and go the dearer one.
peter
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 08:01

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 08:01
Yep Peter the gun from Marks adapters is the one you should get they are $79 now so good value, i have a Landy so i had to go out and get an extra socket 27mm as the wheel nuts on the Disco are this size i was a bit worried that the bigger size would be a problem but no worries works a treat.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 11:22

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 11:22
Hmmm, $99 on their web site......
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 12:47

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 12:47
Yep they are too!! must of been on special when i bought mine only had it 6 weeks, still they are good used mine a few times now, i got it mainly for the girls as they cannot undo the nuts on the 4B by hand.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Craig M (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 09:02

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 09:02
Hi,
I just got a cattldog out of the paper and the wrench looks a good buy for the money. As you said dont know about the 12v jack though.

Cheers

PS. I was going to ask the same ? thismorning.
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 10:44

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 10:44
They do more than wheel nuts. These are also a godsend for changing oils as they have a 1/2" drive which fits standard Nissan drain/fill plugs. What a difference when grovelling under the vehicle! You've got a 12V rattle gun wherever you go. Worth the dough for that alone.
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Follow Up By: Penguin (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 12:10

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 12:10
I'd be very careful using them on a sump plug. The way mine works is that it spins the motor up and then some sort of centrifugal clutch kicks in and BANG!! The nut is suddenly undone by a couple of turns.

What I'm trying to say is that they seem to be brute force and ignorance. OK for undoing wheel nuts but I'm not sure about much else.

Mike
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 14:17

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 14:17
I don't use it on the sump, just the diffs, gearbox and transfer case. Don't tighten with it either, just loosen them off. When lying on your back, it simply makes life quicker and easier. Looks like a 15/16" UNC or similar steel plug so I'll take the risk.
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Reply By: Wombat - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 16:01

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 16:01
Are you sure it was a Strathfield catalogue Peter? I can't seem to find it!
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Follow Up By: peter d - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 21:10

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 21:10
hi wombat,
yep it is strathfield, march madness sale, that is up here on the gold coast so don't know if it is differant anywhere else.
peter
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Reply By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 17:51

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 17:51
pd,

I also have the one from Marks 4wd adaptors @$99 it was on special a while ago for $79 but I just missed out on that price. It seems to be a beauty, mines done bugger all work since i've had it, a couple of nuts here and there just to show the mates, I tow a trailor around for work and do plenty of tip runs and get plenty of punctures, well used to! Since i've had the u beaut 12 volter I havn't had a puncture (Murphys law).

As someone has mentioned they work a little differently than the 240 volt jobs or the air ones, they dont "rattle" the nut off like they do, they just spin away internally and build up some sort of tension then "Bang" seems to take about 3 - 4" bangs" before the nut whistles off. A great investment for $100 I reckon

Browny
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Reply By: Bloggs - Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 19:58

Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 19:58
Brought my electric rattle gun from repco has worked perfect so far ... used today to do front brake pads .. they are more like a big impact driver than a rattle gun
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