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Effects of Using the Wrong Impact Tools on Your Fasteners

May 1, 2019

When you are working on a project in any industry, you need to make sure that you have the right tools on hand. When you are working with fasteners, specifically, it is important that you are applying them correctly. Picking the right fasteners for the job will only matter if you install them with the right impact tools. Impact tools help you to quickly install fasteners without the extraneous physical requirement of doing it by hand. While these impact tools provide a wealth of benefits, they also have their own issues when used incorrectly.

Improper Impact Tool Usage - Causes and Effects
An impact tool, such as an impact wrench, can be majorly beneficial when quickly installing fasteners into their appropriate position. With a properly working impact wrench, you will be able to get your fasteners installed with little-to-no physical effort. Unfortunately, if you don't properly match your impact tool with the type of fastener being installed, you can run into some semi-serious issues. Let's highlight a few of the most common consequences of using the wrong impact tool on your fasteners.

1) Over Tightening Fasteners - An inexperienced worker who uses the wrong impact tool will end up over-tightening their fasteners. Over-tightening simply means that you are exhibiting too much pressure for too long during the tightening process. Over tightening your fasteners can an issue even if no obvious damage manifests. There is a compromising the integrity of the project.
real risk that over tightening your fasteners can lead to compromised utility, thus creating danger.

2) Damaging Your Fasteners - When you use the wrong impact tool on your fasteners, you also run the risk of majorly damaging the components themselves. Impact tools are carefully created to handle specific components. When you use the wrong tool on the wrong components, you can damage both parts of the equation. You can end up breaking down a nut or bolt or even damaging the actual threads on the fastener. If you have a softer fitting, such as one made from aluminium, you can easily damage the material thus

3) Improper Fitting - Finally, your work can become greatly delayed when you try to use the wrong impact tool with your fasteners. Your tool might not fit the fittings that you are working with which can be a costly delay, particularly if you are trying to stick to a budget. Make sure that you get the right tool for the job.

Successfully utilising your fittings means taking care to have the proper tools on hand. Here at Ebolts Online Store, we are committed to helping you get the products that you need. Give us a call, today!

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