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Old 04-18-2016, 09:20 PM   #25281
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So i broke my 3/4" breaker bar today when undoing the wheels. Front wheels done, broke it on the first rear. Sigh.
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So i broke my 3/4" breaker bar today when undoing the wheels. Front wheels done, broke it on the first rear. Sigh.
On a Miata ?????? WTF
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:34 PM   #25283
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Yup.

Tomorrow i'll get a new one and blast the **** with ky jelly.
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Jeez, I'd think you could practically break an axle before you'd break a 3/4" bar.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:52 PM   #25285
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I've broken a 3/4" torque wrench as well when i tried to undo my axle nut last year.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:04 AM   #25286
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I've broken a 3/4" torque wrench as well when i tried to undo my axle nut last year.
Torque wrenches aren't meant to be used for loosening though.

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It was rented from vatozone so i didnt feel bad. After that thats why i got my breaker bar.
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Except it doesn't, because as far as we know there is no such thing as a real, functional warp drive. The best proposal for one right now is the Alcubierre drive, which theorizes that if you place various types of negative mass exotic matter in appropriate locations you can trigger localized inflation of space-time, which can happen FTL.

The USS Constitution looks fundamentally different from a steamship or a modern ship because it relies on wind and sails, rather than using some kind of heat source to boil water and turn a shaft. The steamship looks like the modern ship because they use the same basic principles -- even a nuclear-powered ship is just a nuclear heat source for a steam turbine.

I have no idea how you'd build an Alcubierre drive, but I'm pretty confident that boiling water into steam isn't going to get you there.

The Abrams movie appeals to your sense of aesthetics because it looks like real modern "high tech", instead of the 1980s flashy-light look. That's fine (and I agree that it's a nice change), but it's no more "realistic" than a Victorian-era painting of a Jules Verne moon rocket was at the time that it was painted.

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QFT.

And I need to invest in an electric impact for the track, because lazy.

EDIT: I wonder if my 800 watt inverter in the truck has enough juice to start my 110v ~8 or 10 gallon Craftsman compressor. I'm guessing not.

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EDIT: I wonder if my 800 watt inverter in the truck has enough juice to start my 110v ~8 or 10 gallon Craftsman compressor. I'm guessing not.
800 watts = 7.5A.

I'm thinking not.



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I wish i had a house with a garage so i can store the compressor for the said air tools. Unfortunately i live in the 3rd story of a building so lugging up and down a compressor is about as fun as it sounds lol
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I wish i had a house with an outdoor air compressor storage location so i can store the compressor for the said air tools and not drive myself crazy with an air compressor indoors. Unfortunately i live in the 3rd story of a building so lugging up and down a compressor is about as fun as it sounds lol
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lol also this is a very touching story.

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Unless you are in a dedicated shop with a huge *** compressor, with a large *** room to keep it in to keep noise down, then air tools suck horribly.

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I wish i had a house with a garage so i can store the compressor for the said air tools. Unfortunately i live in the 3rd story of a building so lugging up and down a compressor is about as fun as it sounds lol
No you don't want air tools.

I decided because everyone rants and raves about air tools, I have a garage so I should jump on the bandwagon. I went up to HF and bought a reasonably priced, and what I thought was a decent size compressor. I then bought some die grinders to start out. The compressor is loud as ******* hell, and can't hold enough air for more then a minute or two of die grinding. I picked up a few other air tool to try out and none of them were "usable" in a sense. So I have basically given up on air tools. Unless you want to spend over $1000 on a compressor, you won't find one that is decent and will work well for any air tools. Even at that price point it will be deafening unless you have it off in its own world.

Now, 90% of my corded HF tools have been amazing. They are no where near as loud, I don't have to wait for air to refill, and they are the same cost if not cheaper. I won't ever go back to air tools or recommend them to anyone unless you are working in a real shop.
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Unless you want to spend over $1000 on a compressor, you won't find one that is decent and will work well for any air tools. Even at that price point it will be deafening unless you have it off in its own world.
This has been said time and again, and it remains true. Cheap air compressors (pretty much anything that runs on 120v) aren't up to the task of allowing you to get any serious use out of "real" air tools. And even if you do have a large, powerful air compressor, there are relatively few jobs that can't be done just as easily with an electrically-powered tool at a fraction of the cost.
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Yep, my HF corded impact gun never failed me. And it was $40?
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Did you get this one?



I've heard they're about as loud as an oilless compressor.
Apparently, changing the regulator does wonders for the air output.
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I've heard they're about as loud as an oilless compressor.
Apparently, changing the regulator does wonders for the air output.
Yes that is the one I have. It is loud as hell. I put in ear plugs, and then put ear covers over them and it is still loud as hell. I can leave it running, close my garage door to have a sealed garage, which is separate from my house, then go into my house and hear the compressor. I am sure all my neighbors hate me when I use it. Which now is not often, generally to air up tires or use an air gun to clean metal shavings off things.
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