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  1. How to use a torque wrench ?

    What is a torque wrench ?

     

    Used in car garages or in industry, a torque wrench is used to check and adjust the tightening torque of bolts, screws and nuts.

    A torque wrench is a precision tool which guarantees reliable and quality tightening. Its use is essential to avoid any deterioration or breakage on the various clamping parts.

    The tightening torque is expressed in Newton Meter (N.M). The N.M represents the moment of a force of 1 newton with a lever arm of 1 meter.

    Depending on the type of application and the materials, it is advisable to tighten to the right torque, referring to the instruction manual.

    Here are some steps to help you make your choice:

    - Torque from 1 to 20 N.m: for tightening on fragile parts (carbon bike, small aluminum parts, etc.)

    - Torque from 20 to 150 N.m: for cars, motorcycles (cylinder heads, damper pulleys, rims, etc.)

    - More than 150 N.m: utility or agricultural use, for very high tightening forces.

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  2. How to maintain a trolley jacks ? 6 tips for proper care

    Rodcraft Rangierwagenheber 2,5T - RH216

    The maintenance of workshop equipment and tools is essential - not only for longer service life, but in many cases also for safety. Trolley jacks and bottle jacks in particular require regular inspection.

    After all, they lift the weight of a vehicle and are therefore exposed to high loads and are responsible for working safely on the vehicle - even if, in principle, suitable jack stands must be used to hold the vehicles.

     

    In general, jacks require little and no maintenance. However, regular cleaning and inspection make a significant contribution to durability and occupational safety.

    Special attention should be paid to the moving parts and rollers of the trolley jacks as well as to all types of hydraulic jacks.

     

     

    Rodcraft gives six tips that workshops and private users should pay particular attention to:

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  3. RH216 - New and extra low profile 2.5 ton trolley jack

    With an underride height of only 75 millimeters, the jack is also suitable for vehicles with a low ground clearance and offers a lifting height of 500 millimeters.

    With its 20 percent lower weight compared to the previous model, it is particularly suitable for quick and easy tire changes and for servicing cars, smaller commercial vehicles and machines. With the additional foot pedal integrated to the tiller, the trolley jack can be approached very quickly to lifting points of the vehicle.

    In addition, the RH216 is equipped with a release valve that guarantees slow lowering even under load with the release valve fully open.

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  4. New light, ergonomic and powerful RC2203 ½” compact impact wrench for universal use.

    With its low weight of only 1.1 kilograms, the RC2203 impact wrench is one of the lightest in its class, making it comfortable and ergonomic to use over a long period of time without suffering fatigue.

    The compact impact wrench has a housing made of composite material, which is additionally protected from external damage by rubber inserts.

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  5. Affordable high power and durability in Rodcraft’s new 1” impact wrench

    Rodcraft’s new 1” impact wrench

    Rodcraft launches a new powerful 1” impact wrench – the RC24X1 – which delivers the highest power and durability in its class but at an attractive price, and presents the best value for money on the market. The robust wrench, which provides 20% more power than the competition but at a fraction of the cost, is suitable for working on heavy duty vehicles, enabling mechanics and vehicle service professionals to operate more efficiently and improve productivity.

     
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  6. Dust your worries away

    When it comes to sanding, a perfect work comes not only from the tool and the abrasive you are using, but also from how clean the working surface is kept. An adapted dust extraction unit, such as the new RC7915 from Rodcraft can make a big difference for an easy and safe work.

     

    With its features to make it compatible with most of the sanders existing on the market, the new Rodcraft dust extraction unit is a perfect mobile station for all body shop works. Its auto-start is compatible with two types of sanders, electric or pneumatic, including a 4.5-meter-long hose. The vibration bowl added to the 3 filters ensures a high level of filtration compliant with the European standard H14 (directive EN2006/42/CE), delivering the right safety level for work on dangerous materials.

     
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  7. Rodcraft boosts your engine

    Rodcraft boosts your engine

    The new Rodcraft batteryless booster RC600 can start any type of vehicles, from motorcycles to mining vehicles. Using the ultracapacitor technology, the RC600 gives boosters a new dimension in terms of power, weight and durability.

    This new batteryless booster is able to deliver twice the power compared with a normal booster to start any engine, in 12 or 24V. The ultracapacitor technology also allows a significant weight reduction, down to 18,4kg.

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  8. Rodcraft air hydraulic jack range is getting bigger and taller

    Rodcraft air hydraulic jack range is getting bigger and taller

    The new Rodcraft air hydraulic jack, ATJ30-1H, is the ideal equipment for those who need a robust high lifting capacity air hydraulic jack. With its 772mm of maximal height, the ATJ30-1H is amongst the highest air hydraulic jacks on the market, allowing you to lift any type of vehicles with high clearance.

    The ATJ30-1H provides 30 tons of lifting capacity all along its stroke from 360 mm to 772mm. To bring down the load, the new Rodcraft air hydraulic jack comes with an automatic brake which controls the descent speed for a safe and easy use.

    If you are working with heavy duty trucks, agricultural engines, road construction equipment, quarry vehicles or mining vehicles, the ATJ30-1H is most likely the foolproof product you are looking for.

     
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  9. High-speed and power from Rodcraft’s new ratchet wrenches

    Rodcraft’s new ratchet wrenches

    Rodcraft is introducing a new range of pneumatic ratchet wrenches that delivers high speed and high torque for all general vehicle service applications. There are four models in the range, providing high durability combined with comfort and ease of use, so mechanics can get their jobs done quickly and efficiently.

    The new range replaces the existing nine wrenches in Rodcraft’s portfolio meaning so our customers can take advantage of the very latest technologies and the associated benefits of high speed and power. Selection and specification are also easier than before.

     
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  10. Rodcraft launches a new range of high torque tools for metal working, cleaning and buffering for general mechanics’ applications

    Our Rodcraft's removal range welcomes 3 new tools to perform all applications from cleaning to tyre repair. Based on the same motor, we are launching a low speed die grinder.
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