breaker bar (24", 600mm) with 1/2" drive

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  1. mattc

    mattc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    have seen this and this

    any thought please.

    If any one has a spare thats fine too;)
     
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    Depend on how often and what you are going to use it for, I have some Sealey & Halfrauds pro tools never had a problem with Sealey but have had some Halfrauds sockets snap.

    If you are going for regular tough use then it would be Snap On, Facom or Mac for me
     
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    you can never have a breaker bar thats too long, however, if you have a good quality ratchet that can take an extension bar (tube, scaffold pole etc) then get a bit of that,
     
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    i use the handle from my trolley jack. It comes apart into two so i can choose how long i want it and it is pretty strong. Has got the steering wheel bolt off before... just slots on the end of the ratchet i have
     
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    This and that.
    Not true, actually.

    If, for example, hypothetically speaking, when you were younger you had used an eight foot length of scaffold tube as a breaker on the head bolts of a Vauxhall Viva, only to discover after two of you had spend most of an hour applying all your combined weight and strength to each of the bolts that you'd been going the wrong way, you might, for example, hypothetically feel that the bar had been too long...

    :eek:
     
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    Surely that would have meant that you were too long at the Bar.........
     
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    use a longer bar than 8` to undo them, fulcrum and leaverage and all that,

    I suppose too long is when you then started turning the car around the rear axle rather undoing the bolt, then you need a really big vice...
     
  8. Smiley

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    hmm, there may have been other conclusions apart from the length of the bar.....
     
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    This and that.
    OI! :mad:

    :eek: ;)
    Yes, There were... :D
     
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    Really its for the occasional releasing of wheels nuts - not regular use by any means.

    Or should I be looking for an impact wrench??
     
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    I have a Halfrauds extending wheel brace - comes with 1/2in drive and 2 double ended sockets to fit multiple wheel nuts. Never used it as such but it would double as a breaker bar very well. Looks just like one of these. It was an emergency buy when the Monday after having the wheels off I found I'd put the brace in the tool box and not the boot - sods law being what it is that's the day I had a puncture.
     
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    For home use, I'd be tempted with a Halfords professional one since if you do break it, you can wander down your local store and get it immediately replaced, no questions asked. (no receipt required even)

    If you purchase something else online, replacement will be somewhat harder.

    1/2" drive breaker bars do occasionally break their knuckle joints regardless who makes them due to the nature of the job they are undertaking.

    Does this purchase have a specific job in mind like wheel bolt removal for instance or is it just a general requirement for the tool?
     
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    That looks good (and cheap like me!)

    Fair point about replacement; as for its use its just the occasional wheel nut removal.
     
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    I dont agree with them.
    Always hand tightening and loosening for me!
     
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    I'd tighten by hand too but to remove a stubborn bolt at the roadside, this does the job very nicely.

    Its so easy even a girl could use it. :D
     

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