Vehicle Maintenance Tips

  1. How to use a torque wrench ?

    What is a torque wrench ?


    How to use 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. Do you know the difference between a rotary and a random orbital sander?

    Unterschied zwischen einer Rundschleifmaschine und einer Exzenterschleifmaschine

    When we speak about sanders, we usually think automatiDifference random orbital sanders and rotary sanderscally orbital sanders as they are the most common ones on the market today. However, different types of sanders exist for different types of applications. It is key to know the difference to make the right choice.

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  4. What does torque mean?


    Did you know that when it comes to impact wrenches, there are no industry standards for testing torque? In this article, we want to highlight the importance of considering each manufacturer standards, and looking at the same values when comparing different impact wrenches.

    The torque value, reached by an impact wrench, depends on the time you allow the tool to reach this value. Behind each catalog torque value, you need to understand the related time interval.

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  5. Two things to take into account when buying an air impact wrench

    When you have a job to get done, you need to make sure your tool won't let you down! Here are our 2 pieces of advice to make the right choice. 

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  6. How to choose the right hydraulic jack

    When choosing an air hydraulic jack, you need to answer 3 questions:

    1. What do you need to lift?
    2. What is the free space available?
    3. What is the maximum lifting height you would need?
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  7. The advantage of a spindle lock system for your tools


    "Tired of changing complex accessories for your die grinders?"Easy and quick, the spindle lock system enables you to change accessories for your die grinder easily and without a second key.

    • Lock the system to keep your hands free to change accessories
    • Release the spindle and start running your tool
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