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torque multiplier

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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

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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

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I use a torque dude that is made just for a VW. 23# on the wrench gives you 240# for the gland nut or the rear axial nuts.

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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

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Expect the final torque value on the fastener to be off as much as 10 per cent, because of friction loss in the planetary gearset. They can also be stacked for more output, and I believe that they can also be used to remove fasteners.

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.

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Nice tool to have when you are stuck along the road with an inner 11-22.5 dead.

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.

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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.

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