Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:18 PM
Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:47 PM
I was on the Flea bay and saw a torque multiplier sold there. You put the socket on the tool and turn it. Had a young girl loosening lugs off a truck in the video. Does anyone have any experience with this . Thought it might be handy rather than a long pipe to tighten and loosen lug bolts. I hate to jump on a pipe as I don't have the a** to weight it down
We have a Snap-on 4x torque multiplier. You connect it to a 1/2" torque wrench, it has a pipe that goes against a brace (floor or frame of the equipment you're working on) and put a 3/4" drive socket on the multiplier. Whatever torque you set your wrench for it will multipy4x .IE: 250# wrench setting will equate to 1,000# at the socket. IIRC, it was around $400 off the Snap-on truck
Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:51 PM
Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:01 AM
I cannot take credit for these words ,Wish i could
Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:11 AM
Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:33 AM
I bought an X-4 model with 1/2" input, and 3/4" output when I worked at BT&I to reinstall the rear axle onto the frame of a 8560 4WD, and it worked as advertised, and I never used it again. I wound up trading it back to Snap-On, and he sold it the same day to a mechanic at the JD dealer in De Leon.
I guess I could have used it when replacing the blades on my MX-8 shredder, but I never even thought about it, I just used my Snap-On MG-725 1/2" impact and let it beat on the nuts 10-15 seconds to make sure they are tight.
Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:17 AM
We just us an impack wrench driven from the air supply but if you have no air this is the tool.
Believe Harbour Freight has a cheap chinese version.
Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:16 PM
I also have an X4 multiplier. Saves busted bars and ratchets. Mine is a bit heaver...3/4" in and 1" out. 2000 max. torque. They are a bit pricy. Mine also came from Snap- On, many years ago. 5 or 600 bucks. Hate to think what it would cost today
I just bought mine this winter. I looked at a Snap-on similiar to yours and would have bought it but the torqaue wrench we had was a 1/2" drive. The 3/4 -1" was about 50% more as I recall so really haven't gone up that much in price.