Mechanical Impact Wrench
A mechanical impact wrench can be a very welcome addition to the workshop or garage of any handyman and do-it-yourself around.
Since a mechanical impact wrench is a powered wrench that provides a short burst of high torque they can be very helpful when it comes time to work on the car or any other task that requires you to have to loosen and tighten nuts and bolts.
It is much quicker and easier to do a job with some sort of power behind you than just having to rely on hand tools to do the same job. It can speed things up considerably and it can sure save a lot of wear and tear on your hands!
When it comes to getting an impact wrench for your home garage or workshop, you have many options available. I will go over of few of those options in this article to give you a place to start.
It is important for you to decide what options you need and want and what options you will most likely never use. That way you don’t spend more money than you need or get an impact wrench that isn’t up to the task and doesn’t work like you hoped it would.
Mechanical Impact Wrench
Here are some things you should know:
1. Impact wrenches run off several power sources. You can get a compressed air powered impact wrench, an electric wrench and even battery operated cordless models. Some models even come with adapters so you can plug them into your cigarette lighter to change a tire when traveling.
Each of these power options has its pros and cons. Mostly it is just about ease of use, portability, and price. All types of wrenches, no matter how they are powered, can have many features and plenty of power.
2. Figure out the total amount of torque. If you aren’t sure how much torque you are likely to need, ask. Someone at a hardware store should be able to provide guidelines for the amount of torque you will most likely need for any given job.
Also, figure out how many speed settings you will need for the forward and reverse settings of the wrench. Having several options will make it less likely that you will apply too much torque and strip the bolt or not have enough torque to get the bolt off.
3. If you choose a battery-operated impact wrench, what type of battery does it come with? Is the battery pack the removable kind so that you can insert another battery pack while the old one is recharging?
Being able to have more than one battery so that you always have one that is fully charged is a great idea, especially if you are doing jobs that take a long time. You sure don’t want to have to wait around until your battery is fully charged again.
Even if you only want a mechanical impact wrench to keep in the trunk of your car for roadside emergencies, these handy tools can be a great addition to any household. Just don’t overpay, make sure you take some time to figure out what you need and what you don’t need.