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Using a cordless drill to raise a car jack

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by chelloveck, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Taking some of the elbow grease out of raising a car jack to replace tyres. Only works if the drill is sufficiently charged! :) May not be applicable to some car jack designs.


    Via: Using a cordless drill to operate a car Jack. - All
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  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Yes, it works. IF it is strong enough. If not, you can strip the clutch (if it has one) or overload the motor.
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  3. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    I have done/do this. Hard part used to be getting a socket mated to the drill. My solution a dozen years ago was taking a socket wrench extension shaft and using an abrasive cut-off wheel (chop saw) to cut the female end off the hardened extension shaft so the remaining square drive shaft could be chucked into the drill chuck. Now I see socket drives to do this in stock at Menards, Sears and on Amazon.

    Amazon.com: 3" Impact Grade Socket Adapter Set From Ares. Turns Power Drill Into High Speed Nut Driver. 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" Drive.: Automotive

  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Yep, I have half a dozen of them in my tool satchel now.
  5. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    and now adays it is dam near impossible to just buy a cordless drill and usually it comes with a cordless impact driver ...
    That maybe better for ya ...
    Personally i will not use them cheap jacks unless i am in an absolute bind ... to dangerous..
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I once used a straight nose grinder to crank an 11hp Kohler pull start log splitter.
    Simply put a pulley on the grinder nose and use an old fan belt.
    No problem getting the belt off, When the engine fires off it would throw the belt across the yard!
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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I've used a drill to crank the lawnmower as well.
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