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Old 05-07-2019, 09:38 AM
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Now all you need is a 800 pound guy to operate it.
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:44 AM
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Now all you need is a 800 pound guy to operate it.
Only 400 if you hang him off a 4' pipe!
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:06 AM
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Now all you need is a 800 pound guy to operate it.
700/4=175. I am good, and some to spare.
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:55 AM
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maybe its me but 3/4" drive sounds a bit weak for 700 ft-lbs.

The guy at sears was somewhat raddled when I had him replace a 3/4" ratchet at $75 each for free.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:17 PM
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maybe its me but 3/4" drive sounds a bit weak for 700 ft-lbs.

The guy at sears was somewhat raddled when I had him replace a 3/4" ratchet at $75 each for free.
I doubt I will ever run it up that high but I own a few things that fall
between the 250-400 range, and until this purchase my biggest
wrench only ran up to 250. So 3/4" should be just fine, also this
think is 4 feet long. So as I am getting older that makes life a little
easier.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:42 PM
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I doubt I will ever run it up that high but I own a few things that fall between the 250-400 range, and until this purchase my biggest wrench only ran up to 250. So 3/4" should be just fine
Yeah, there are definitely applications that go beyond the capacity of a 1/2" drive wrench but don't need anywhere near 600-700 ft. pounds. Some 3/4" studs and most that are over that go beyond 250 ft. lbs.--the kind of stuff you find on larger tractors and mid-range trucks. And a torque wrench that is used in the lower or mid range of its capacity is generally more accurate than one that is maxed out...
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Not sure where the Neiko tools are made. but, I am, considering buying their 20v Lih 1/2" drive impact... Because it's in my price range and includes the battery and charger... where others are just the body and no battery or charger all is a separate purchase...

So just wondering since they make a fairly decent torque wrench maybe they make a fair cordless tool...?? To be used for most light to medium work.

Note: Should have added that I will not be using it for wheel lugs just for hydraulic pumps and similar things where I don't want to mess with air hoses and where a 3/8" cordless will not break loose the nut or bolt but the 1/2" will. I situations where it will usually be just 4 to 8 bolts and it will likely only see medium duty work at best.
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Having the right tool for the job makes life so much nicer. Ron, yours was a lot cheaper the the MAC tools one I just bought. I have to be able to get mine recertified.
I keep torque wrenches from 5 inch pounds all the way up to my 3/4 drive at 600 Ft Lbs. Now our combine wheels are torqued to 1000 Ft Lbs so the shop has a 1 inch drive that goes up to 1200 Ft Lbs. I am really getting to be a fan of the torque + turn method, while it may be a pain in the ass it does seem to be a lot more accurate. I have a Brownline digital angle gauge that has a magnetic back to place on your ratchet/ breaker bar. You set the degrees and once you reach it the lights turn from yellow to green and it beeps.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:23 PM
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Not sure where the Neiko tools are made. but, I am, considering buying their 20v Lih 1/2" drive impact... Because it's in my price range and includes the battery and charger... where others are just the body and no battery or charger all is a separate purchase...

So just wondering since they make a fairly decent torque wrench maybe they make a fair cordless tool...?? To be used for most light to medium work.

Note: Should have added that I will not be using it for wheel lugs just for hydraulic pumps and similar things where I don't want to mess with air hoses and where a 3/8" cordless will not break loose the nut or bolt but the 1/2" will. I situations where it will usually be just 4 to 8 bolts and it will likely only see medium duty work at best.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:45 PM
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Having the right tool for the job makes life so much nicer. Ron, yours was a lot cheaper the the MAC tools one I just bought. I have to be able to get mine recertified.
I keep torque wrenches from 5 inch pounds all the way up to my 3/4 drive at 600 Ft Lbs. Now our combine wheels are torqued to 1000 Ft Lbs so the shop has a 1 inch drive that goes up to 1200 Ft Lbs. I am really getting to be a fan of the torque + turn method, while it may be a pain in the ass it does seem to be a lot more accurate. I have a Brownline digital angle gauge that has a magnetic back to place on your ratchet/ breaker bar. You set the degrees and once you reach it the lights turn from yellow to green and it beeps.
I always used to joke about the torque/angle method saying they didn’t want to buy a real torque wrench. I’m a fan now after 30 or so ISX overhauls. Torque by hand to a light value then break out the impact for the final 90 or 180 degrees.
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