BJ.. For me, I use the 1/2", 3/8" & 1/2" sockets. For anything requiring a 3/4", I let my mechanic do it! Your point is well taken, however!Hi BBK
For me it's having the right tool for the job, it's like having 1/4",3/8",/1/2",/3/4" drive sockets sets no one tool can do all the jobs..
BJ.. For me, I use the 1/2", 3/8" & 1/2" sockets. For anything requiring a 3/4", I let my mechanic do it! Your point is well taken, however!
Sometimes it takes the 1" drive sockets that's when I get the 1" inpact out (the tank) you just never know sometimes what it will take to get that sucker off..but I do cheat sometimes when the bolts are rusty and get the tank out to just snap the bolts off sure saves a lot of time..can't do that with 1/4" drive sockets but I have in the pass had to use the 4 to 1 multiplier to break the big ones off...right tool for the right job thing ..just like router bits..
I've used those 1" "heavy tanks" before. Fun when they break lose what you're working on. Not so fun when they don't. Sometimes, those tractor trailer lug nuts DON'T break free when needed. Fun to hear them "hammer" though. :laugh:
Hey Bj,,, if your interested in your 4x's big brother ----HI Ken
That's when the 4 to 1 multiplier come in to play , I know I have said this b/4 but at one time I sold use tools, we had guys come in that work on the BIG stuff (hvy.equipment ) and they were always looking for the multipliers, the big ones to remove the 4" and 6" nuts, I ask one of them for a pair of the 6" nuts and had them chrom.plated for book ends, still have them somewhere in the garage...so to say the multiplier will take off the nuts/bolts, I just recalled we had one come in for train wheel nuts that took two guys to hold and operate , big elec.mother on a kart
X4 torque multiplier
:sarcastic:Can't have to many torque multipliers:sarcastic:Hi John
I have two of them ,one that will go up to 3,000 lbs,..and one that will go up to 2,000 lbs......
Armstrong 64-832 Torque Multiplier, 1/2" Sq. Female; 3/4" Sq. Male
Central Tools , 6386 4 to 1 Mechanical Torque Multiplier , 3000 Ft Lb
Sorry if I brought in the idiots of the world to the website. I figured that the smaller 1/4 inch bits have more area behind the blade to allow for better cleanout than the same size 1/2 inch ones. Any other theories other than unbolting truck wheels.
1/2 inch for rigidity and better heat dispersion when possibleGenerally speaking, bigger is better for rigidity but as usual there will be exceptions. Some that come to mind are:
Small bits, say 1/8th inch plunge bit, will always have the weakest and most flexible portion at the smallest diameter, so there is no real value in going to a 1/2in shank version unless your machine can only handle 1/2in bits.
When using template guides bushes, the shank or cutter generally has to pass through the guide bush. Often not an issue, but with Leigh jigs and bushes it normally limits the user to 8mm (3/8in) or 1/4 in shanks for standard bits and bushes.
Again it's horses for courses.