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Discussion in 'Automotive Catalogues and Specials' started by greenacc, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Trevor loves holden.

    Trevor loves holden. Well-Known Member

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    Lets just say why do you need to torque that much any how, you just snap bolts and studs, my trax says 1200Nm don't know if I can get that from my belt driving 50l Stanley compressor but I know it kills those cheapo blackridge ones, does what I need.
     
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    I have Chicago pneumatic composite 1/2” impact guns, and the battery impact gun kills them, and rated at 490nm or thereabouts from memory. I’d say roughly equivalent to my 3/4” ingersoll rand gun but at 1/4 of the weight lol. However, that gun is probably 30 years old and wouldn’t compare to more modern pneumatic tools.

    Trevor, no I haven’t measured it. As immortality said, I generally rattle them up with the impact gun and then use a torque wrench as required. Can be very handy where working with larger bolts where torque settings aren’t so critical.
     
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    Yeah my CP would have to be 40 years old as a retired mech owned it, it requires twice as much air as a modern CP. I didn't know a modern air gun would have much more torque, I thought they just used far less air.
    I also have a generic Repco $100 gun that I used to use but not anymore as its not much chop compared to the CP.
     
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    My cheap gun would have had no hope of undoing my crank bolt when I replaced the HB a few years ago.
     
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    I have an old and cheap air ratchet and man does it take some air to use. My old 220LPM compressor wouldn't keep up and i don't know if my new 3 cyl would either. I haven't used it in some time. Thinking I'd like to get a modern air ratchet though since they are way more efficient.
     
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    Make sure you buy a decent ratchet...
    My 1/2" dr. pneumatic is bloody useless, not enough torque. Another reason I bought the M12 Milwaukee stubby.
     
  7. Trevor loves holden.

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    Spot on most cheap air rattle are only single hammer, I had tried a couple of under 100 ones and they are only good for wheel nuts, my nephew got a cheap pneumatic and tried to remove his crank pully bolt on a Toyota wouldn't move so I grabbed my twin hammer and it was off in a flash, I wouldn't say its top of the line like SP but does what I need. It retails for about 229 I got it cheap 99 on ebay no one bided bar me, it has 2 settings and reverse. Might go battery when I downsize latter in life.
     
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    I went battery 'cause I got sick of loading my spare small compressor into the back of the ute, if I was on the road.
    Nowadays, the compressor is used for filling tyres and with the air nozzle for blowing stuff around.
     
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