Talk:Impact wrench

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Google Book links[edit]

I've never used google books to look up technical information. I list some links here to see if you can access them to determine if they are any good.

-- Royalbroil T : C 04:06, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

I can't view them, but from the little text snippets it gave in the search, I'll count them as likely ok... Thanks! Bushytails 05:54, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

It is misstatement to say that an impact wrench "delivers" torque. Forces travel in straight lines. Torque is alway a resultant and never a force. Mik Hamilton

Mik this is an encyclopedia article about a power tool not physics. Take the jargon in context. 03:15, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Funny, I only had 3 years of physics, but I seem to remember there not being any problem referring to torque as a force... and a quick check gives definitions like "torque 'rotating force,' 1884, from L. torquere 'to twist'" and "torque (tôrk) n. A turning or twisting force." I see no problem here. How would you rather word it? Bushytails 03:45, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Two conflicting articles...[edit]

On the page about socket wrenches, there is this statement: "Standard sockets are made of a strong, but brittle steel. When used with an impact wrench they can shatter explosively if they break. These sockets are made of a weaker, but more malleable steel that will deform and split instead of shattering."

Yet on this page about impact wrenches, it states that impact sockets are made of hard metal. Anyone know what's going on? 21:13, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

I must clarify that it is strongly recommended to use "thick walled" sockets - also called Impact Sockets with Impact Wrenches. These sockets have molebedium which provides strength and yet keeps the sockets soft. They can sustain the tough impacts and do not shatter. Other sockets e.g. drop forged thin walled sockets, which have chromium plating (silver in colour) are made hard as they are meant for manual use. These sockets are case hardened but have relatively soft core. These are brittle and shatter due to brittleness. Further as these are case hardened, they first eat away the socket retainer mounted on the square drive and then may damage the square drive itself. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:56, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Citations not really needed[edit]

I don't see citations as really being needed. Knowledge about these kinds of tools is typically passed through society on a word-of-mouth or apprentice basis. There is not going to be a lot of scholarly research about impact wrenches. Assuming that the additions to this article pass the test of time on wikipedia, I think there is no doubt this article (and others about tools) has been built up by contributors who are knowledgable in the field. ... and I suggest removing the alert about citations needed. Wxidea (talk) 20:37, 27 May 2009 (UTC)