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Old 04-28-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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i just got a new impact wrench so i can start suspension work. never had a fancy inpact gun allways handtools.

i feel retarted but whats the trick to getting the socket on the gun?? it doesnt seem to go on.

i purchased a craftsman 1/2'' 400ft/lb and a set of metric deep socket 1/2'' ers.

do i need to hammer them on or something?
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:30 PM   #2
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the locking pin can be pretty stiff, especially on a new gun, get a flat head and depress it while you press the socket in, it should slip easily...taking it off can be just as hard sometimes too...
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:37 PM   #3
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NA Forum... ugh
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:33 PM   #4
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wrong forum.. your impact gun is in fact not naturally aspirated.. learn how to read dont be illiterate....

push the damn thing on its not that complicated.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:33 PM   #5
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better yet yea just hit it with a hammer.. then learn to read.
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:09 PM   #6
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:14 PM   #7
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Many of them have the pin that is square edged rather than spherical to prevent tools from getting off accidentally and hit someone. In this case, you will need a small screw driver or such to push the pin in when putting on and when taking off sockets.
Hope this helps.

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Old 04-28-2008, 07:41 PM   #8
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wrong forum.. your impact gun is in fact not naturally aspirated.. learn how to read dont be illiterate....

push the damn thing on its not that complicated.
wow, sand in your vagina much? guy was just asking a question you do not have to treat him like hes mentally handicapped
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:35 PM   #9
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wow, sand in your vagina much? guy was just asking a question you do not have to treat him like hes mentally handicapped

i'm sorry but it seems like more and more people just dont seem to understand the idea of a forum based on a single subject and insist on plaguing it with matter completely irrelevant to the subject header.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:08 PM   #10
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ok so do you think its wiser instead of speaking normally to a person and showing them what they did wrong is not as effective as just screaming at them?

has this poster done this before? no, so than he did not really know better dont rag on the poor dude, im sure when you first joined you made stupid threads in wrong spots like the rest of us
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:19 PM   #11
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Woh... seriously guys! lighten up already! A minor error. We're human, we make mistakes. It's not the end of the world. Sheesh! Now that your done flexing your internet muscles, ask your self if what you have written contributed to this forum, or not.

And to help the OP. (wrong forum or not). I don't own one, but the impact gun my Dad has requires pressing a button to both release and attach sockets to it. Perhaps your model has a similar feature?
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my apologies. week full of distress.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:38 PM   #13
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I use a worn out grinding stone from a Dremel or any other 1/8" shaft I can pick up handily. It should loosen up over time....but it's a PIA when you tug and tug to change sockets.

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Old 04-29-2008, 09:53 AM   #14
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impacts have 2 main types of retainers to hold sockits in place

most usual is the sliding ball type, where the ball depresses as socket slides on, then fits into a detent in the socket. this type can be a real PITA to use, you often have to use a nail or other thin implement to push the ball down to get the effin socket on/off. lube it liberally to help.

other type is a circlip at end of impact gun shaft, this type tends to loosen up after a bit of use. meanwhile, be sure the socket shape lines up precisely with the shaft, then push socket down onto floor to engage it. to get it off, use dynamite

or a screwdriver to pry it off

main thing with an impact is THREAD FASTENERS ON BY HAND BEFORE TIGHTENING, unless you like to have nuts cross-threaded. and one more thing...impact gun is NOT A TORQUE WRENCH.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:01 AM   #15
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Affirmative on what others have said... you just have to use force, lube and a screwdriver can help, and it will probably loosen over time.

Look at the bright side, though. I'd rather deal with one that fits too tightly than one that snaps onto attachments so loosely that it has a tendency to sling swivel attachments at my head when I'm trying to undo bell housing bolts at three in the morning, in turn leading to blood loss and long strings of cuss words. *breath*

I'm not speaking from experience or anything.
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:19 PM   #16
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wrong forum.. your impact gun is in fact not naturally aspirated.. learn how to read dont be illiterate....

push the damn thing on its not that complicated.

I agree... If you look at the mechanics of an impact gun it is very plain to see it is forced induction. they tend to work best at 80-100 psi in fact. certainly not N/A.
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