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Impact driver question

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  • 05-01-2013 12:18pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 82,437 ✭✭✭✭
    M


    Spotted this in Argos it's an impact driver for €139.99, anyone know if it would be of any use for loosening bolts on a car or would it not be strong enough. I'd like one to be able to do wheel bolts and general engine tinkering :D.

    97-7114308SPA78UC1184980M.jpg
    Features:
    • Compact size.
    • Light weight .
    • Integrated belt clip & magnetic bit holder.
    • 10.8V.
    • Variable speed.
    • Speed 0-2400rpm.
    • Reverse function.
    • 30hrs charging time.
    • 6mm keyless chuck.
    • 1 gear.
    • 1 torque setting.
    • Maximum torque 107Nm.
    • 2500 blows per minute.
    • Temperature overload function which shuts down unit automatically if it overheats.
    • LED power indicator.
    • Soft grip handle.
    • Accessories included: 30 minute charger, 1 battery, kit box carry case & 1 screwdriver bit.
    • Double ended screw bit included.
    • Carry case.
    • Drill weight 2.42kg.
    • Manufacturer's 3 year guarantee (excludes professional use).
    • EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 5035048401392.
    http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/7114308/Trail/searchtext%3EFATMAX.htm


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  • Registered Users Posts: 542 ✭✭✭5T3PH3N


    That wouldn't be strong enough, especially as its 10.8v. Also, that's an impact driver which takes a hex bit, its pretty much a slightly stronger screw gun. What you want is an impact wrench to take the wheels off, which will come with a 3/8" or 1/2" square bit for sockets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 82,437 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
    M


    5T3PH3N wrote: »
    That wouldn't be strong enough, especially as its 10.8v. Also, that's an impact driver which takes a hex bit, its pretty much a slightly stronger screw gun. What you want is an impact wrench to take the wheels off, which will come with a 3/8" or 1/2" square bit for sockets.

    Cheers was thinking it was a bit cheap to be able to do everything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,906 ✭✭✭jayok


    Cheers was thinking it was a bit cheap to be able to do everything.

    I got an eletrically powered (via mains) Impact Driver with 1/2" drive and adjustable upto a maximum torque of 1,000Nm (yes) for £56 on flea-bay brand new from a supplier in the UK. There hasn't been a bolt it hasn't removed yet! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,906 ✭✭✭jayok


    Here it is - oops it's actually 1,000W with 450Nm of torque. Still hasn't let me down! :)

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2-ELECTRIC-IMPACT-WRENCH-GUN-240V-NEW-/140891887859?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item20cdcf98f3


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,854 ✭✭✭✭MetzgerMeister


    Don't you still need to use a normal wrench to tighten and loosen wheel nuts?

    I use a torque wrench I got in Lidl years ago. It's very strong, loads of leverage and has yet to let me down.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,104 ✭✭✭dieselbug


    Snap on 1/2" cordless, expensive but! you get what you pay for. Bought one used about 4 years back and woundnt be without it.


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