Tag Archives: wrenches

  • Impact Wrench Safety Tips

    Posted on July 16, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Power Tools, Safety.

    Pre-Use Activities:                                                                 Review and understand information provided in the owner’s manual, specifically the safety procedures. Inspect the air-impact wrench for damage, disrepair, or missing parts, including assessing the condition of the air hose and associated fittings. Assure the air hose and fittings are secured tightly. Operating Precautions: Wear safety glasses with side protectors. Never wear a tie, […]

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  • Beam Type Torque Wrench

    Posted on April 15, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools.

    There are two common types of torque wrenches for home use; the “beam” type and the “clicker” type. Today we will talk about the beam type. The beam type torque wrench is the least expensive torque wrench. The beam wrench works by the beam bending in response to the torque applied. This type is very simple, reliable, […]

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  • Impact Wrenches

    Posted on March 29, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Workshop.

    An impact wrench is also known as an air gun, air wrench, or torque gun. They are designed to deliver high torque output, with minimal exertion by the user. Impact wrenches are widely used in many industries, including auto repair, heavy equipment maintenance, product assembly, and major construction projects. Anywhere high torque output is needed. Impact wrenches […]

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  • Torque Wrenches

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Repairs and Maintenance.

    The other day I was helping a friend’s son do a brake job on her van. After we were done with the brakes we were putting the wheels back on and I was explaining to him how to make sure that we did not over tighten the lug nuts. After checking the owner’s manual to see […]

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