Impact Drivers

Ideas, advice, tips, and tricks regarding shelter, shade, tents, and camping. Yes, this includes RV's too.
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Joeln
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Re: Impact Drivers

Post by Joeln » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:39 pm

For big structures, yes power tools are the way to go.
For me, my shade only needs 10 lags, I just hammer them in with a short handled sledge and twist them out with a vise grip. No worries about battery charge, loss of sockets etc. Cheap.
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Kenshiro
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Re: Impact Drivers

Post by Kenshiro » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:13 pm

some seeing eye wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:53 am
I think ePlaya can document the technical specs of impact drivers and roto hammers to drive lag screws of various sizes, just as the gentleman at Illumination Village originated the demolition hammer-ground rod driver-rebar technique: http://www.litebrite.org/rebarhammer/.

There has to be a lower limit in ft-lbs or Joules for the tool to drive them and remove them. What's the number?
There really isn’t going to be a hard number. Besides the fact that people use different sizes of lags, the playa itself varies from year to year. Sometimes apparently by a lot.

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unjonharley
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Re: Impact Drivers

Post by unjonharley » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:15 pm

Being a camp equipment minimizer, I bought a new (after 25 yrs.) short handled (3 lb.) hammer .. Good to drive 16 stakes ..
I'm the contraptioneer your mother warned you about.

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