Friday, May 27, 2005
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
1.) Your impact wrench could have a dirty inlet Bushing or air strainer screen. To solve this problem, clean them with a suitable cleaning solution.
2.) Examine the cylinder. Replace it if it is worn or broken or
if the bore is scored or wavy.
3.) Disassemble tool and clean all parts with a suitable cleaning
solution, in a well–ventilated area. Reassemble the tool according to the impact wrench manual.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Monday, May 9, 2005
Friday, May 6, 2005
English units of torque are pound-inches or pound-feet; the SI unit is the Newton-meter. Notice that the torque units contain a distance and a force. To calculate the torque, you just multiply the force by the distance from the center. In the case of the lug nuts, if the wrench is a foot long, and you put 200 pounds of force on it, you are generating 200 pound-feet of torque. If you use a 2-foot wrench, you only need to put 100 pounds of force on it to generate the same torque.
Thursday, May 5, 2005
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Power tools run on electricity and air tools run on air. Therefore you need a power source. For air tools, you need an air compressor.Most air tools will run on some of the smaller air compressors, but the larger the better in most cases as some of these items can consume a lot of air. A larger tank capacity will give you more reserve air when you need it. For example, running you impact wrench extra hard may require some extra air and it sure is nice to have that larger tank. It is up to you to decide how large to get and your local dealer can help you. Consult the owners manual of your air tool to discover CFM requirements.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Monday, May 2, 2005
Many people wonder if using air tools is worth the cost purchasing an air compressor,hoses and the air tools. Why not just get an electric impact wrench or electric drill? Sometimes electric tools are a great choice but there are many reasons why air tools are superior.
Here are a few reasons why the extra cost for air tools is worth it.
1. The option of using air tools in a wet environment. You can't get electrocuted with an air tool. Feel free to drag that air hose through a puddle and stand in it with bare feet. No problem. Click here to see a guy who has one foot in the grave and doesn't know it.
2. Air compressors are a portable power source. You can operate your air tool anywhere you can haul your portable air compressor.
3. Air tools are generally more robust than electrical tools and require much less maintenance..
4. Air tools are far more powerful than electric tools. If you really have some tough lug nuts to loosen, nothing beats a 1/2" Ingersoll Rand Thundergun Impact.