I think I fixed it!
After I made the last video on this tool, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I was really puzzled.
It CAN do it! On the right car…
Surprisingly this car (2002 Oldsmobile Aurora) had a very low torque spec spindle nut. I think it was ~134ft/lbs. It was taking forever but it DID it. Eventually though I gave it a rest and finished with a breaker bar. While it was CAPABLE, it was really slow and shaking like crazy!
The Dremel VRT1-1/5 is the archetypal Father’s Day present. It’s exactly the sort of thing an unsuspecting child or spouse would see and think, “Hey, Dad has a shop vac. He sands wood. I bet that’s a big mess. This would make things a lot easier for him! He’ll love it!”
Kids, spouses, take my advice. Dad will not love this. I don’t know if Dad will be able to feign loving it.
I picked this up at Lowe’s for 9$. It looks like they are clearancing them out, though I don’t know if that is because pinewood derby season is over (under?) or if it’s because they are no longer going to carry this thing.
This is a quick demonstration of using the Milwaukee M12 FUEL 3/8″ Impact (2454-20) to remove lugnuts on a passenger car. This car’s lugnuts were previously torqued to 95 Ft/lbs.
Consider this a teaser for a longer video I’m working on to demonstrate the use of the M12 FUEL 3/8″ impact on some more suspension type work. I’m still working out the details but I plan to answer two important questions: How much torque does the M12 FUEL 3/8″ impact really provide? Does that torque change based on the use of an XC battery?
In this video I show how I reduce the noise from electronic toys that my 4 year old roommates receive as gifts. First pass is to just try to get the toys sent to Grandma’s or any other house. When that won’t fly, I resort to this.
To make the fix all it takes is some small screwdrivers, and some felt from a craft store.