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How to use an impact driver to release seized screws

How to use an impact driver to release seized screws24 Jun. 2012
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Setting the driver,

Setting the driver, placing it, striking with a hammer.

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Comments (100)
Robert Lane

Lefty Lucy - Excellent.  Had one for years but never really knew what I was doing.
I do now.  Thanks.Rob.  UK.

JonTV

You could narrate national geographic films with your voice

Stanley Vo

Nice share experience.... thank you !

ABDO Abdo

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xTHE x ADVANTAGEx

Kept hearing American New England, a little Canadian, and a little Irish. Where you from?

Daniel Magdziarz

Great explanation. Thanks!

Oscar Holtner

Great video, by the way you sound a lot like Dan Akroyd :-)

wolf green

Two thumbs up

mrfrankcastle083

What size drive is that, 1/4, 3/8 or 1/2?
I have 25% coupon for Advanced Auto and not sure which to get.
Also, does anybody know if you can insett a hex wrench-type of tip in this tool? Can it help to remove hexes or Allen for an AC expansion valve on a KIA?
Thanks in advance.

thermotheo

Is this better than battery impact driver drill at getting out bad screws?

Eren Yuce

Lefty loosy:) Thank you

imHELLAhungry

didn't know about the twist before hitting it (just bought a honda) and Voila !!! Much appreciated, its like learning from my dad/grandpa all over again : )  You have a very kinda and informative voice. I hope you keep making a whole bunch more videos!

Tariq Khan

bought one os these, didnt know how to use it. thanks!

Just Watching

Good video but would this help with a rounded out hex bolt as the retainer bolt?

Dennis Burke

Badass...

Brooklynballa

So what is the difference between this and hitting a regular screwdriver with a hammer?Is there a mechanism in it that multiplies the force?

VV VACA VERDE

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Brian Miller

Does the type of hammer matter? Regular steel, a deadblow, etc?

Frank Crawford

Thanks for showing me the proper way to use the tool. I thought i had to push forward and then hammer. You have to hold the body still or a little forward force in the desired direction of tightening or loosening. The tip of the driver moves forward to bite and turns at the same time. The body doesn't turn but just moves forward.

Mike Jensen

Ball been and a hammer, apply antiseize ALWAYS when reinstalling.

Richard Cowtails

THANK YOU!!!!!!

Phil Lemke

Just ignore they guys who think you took too long. I like the detailed vidoes and can fast forward through the parts I already know about.

William Deaver

Great tutorial. Clearly presented & concise; appreciated you personal sharing techniques. Another I viewed also suggested applying valve grinding compound on the tips of bit to tighten seating on the bolt / screw. Never owned an impact driver, but just bought a Lisle 3/8". Got some frozen bolts on a Club Car golf cart's struts. Ready to get the upgrade project done.

cameron vic

its a Jis bit not phillips designed a little differently

Charles Dale

I heat the screw and disc with hot air gun/ butane torch and then spray with WW40. Then use driver. Usual fire precautions and common sense!

Christopher Brown

Was that a JIS bit you used?

Michael S-h

I am having the problem this other guys is having. I've set the tool to L-left, then it doesn't matter how hard I hammer it or try to twist it. I'm even trying just the screw in a push scooter for a kid and it's not working there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VlPid4rAdU Wondering if there's any trick I'm missing? Do you have any idea why it didn't work for him? It looks so easy when you do it...

Mike Regan

use a JIS screw driver not a philips

Greg Scholfield

I got one of these in a set and thought it was basically a paperweight. The instructions sounded ridiculous and if I hadn’t looked up your video I would’ve tossed it in the scrap metal bin. Thanks for the video!

Cats O'Hooten

The Righty tighty is actually for loosening Left Handed Threads. Not the common thread but they do exist. The helix of a thread can twist in two possible directions, which is known as handedness. Most threads are oriented so that the threaded item, when seen from a point of view on the axis through the center of the helix, moves away from the viewer when it is turned in a clockwise direction, and moves towards the viewer when it is turned counterclockwise. This is known as a right-handed (RH) thread, because it follows the right hand grip rule. Threads oriented in the opposite direction are known as left-handed (LH).

cyber knife82

I tried this and didn’t work on my 2008 Honda Civic. ?

Kayena Arellano

what if the bolt is strip?? Can a used a corldess impact to drill the bolt out?,or should i lose the wheel bearing bolt and used a 3 ton jaw puller to remove the rotor with the hub?.Any ideas would be appreciated!,

Ricky Wiley

would this work on stripped screws?

dsruddell

hit that thing like it owes you money!

Luis Sonoma

Neato!

Edward Schwenk

If you want to save yourself some time, and still learn how to use this gizmo, start watching at the 3:35 mark.

man teddy

can I use a normal screw driver for this method?

Pwede na pala Lumabas

I was doing it all wrong haha. Thanks for this video mate

Dennis

thank you - great video - explained it all really well !!

Plumber Man

Take your gloves off their irritating to look at

Stephen Cannon

If you are removing the rotor retaining screw do yourself a BIG favor. Perform this step FIRST after the wheel has been removed. If you work the screw out however you need to, (Impact Driver, drilling out especially Impact Driver. There is reasonable logic so stay with me for a couple of minutes.


With the wheel and tire off but caliper still attached
tothe rotor you can set the parking brake and hold the rotor in place. This technique works for rear rotors. For the fronts it really doesn’t matter because after a few good “Lizzie Borden’s” from the hammer to the impact driver bit should break the torque on the screw. Once loosened the free spinning rotor should be no factor as you can hold rotor in place with your hand if it even modes at all.

Also remember most rotor screws rusted on enough to need an impact driver will probably have the head stripped from all the beatings of the hammer so don’t plan on reusing. In probably about 90-95% of the cases that screw is not re installed. The screw is out on at the factory to prevent the heavy rotor from falling onto a assembly line workers foot. Yes only a few feet but direct impact on the foot even with the Steel Toed boots will get your attention. After the caliper is installed the brake pads help keep the rotor retained until the tire/wheel assembly gets installed further down the production process. Most people especially home DIY ers toss the screw in the trash.

If you do insist on replacing the screw I strongly recommend having the new screws on hand first to save time. If you can’t find exact replacement the. The length and thread pitch is probably more critical than the head tip. If you re install use a dab of Anti Seize on the threads and tighten hand tight but snug. They along with most other screws are installed by automated torquing guns, and that’s why they are so tight when removing. Hand tightening st home with Anti-Seize should help make future removal much easier.

Tony Reed

Thanks , well explained

Tony Lara

Thanks for the video great job!!!!!!!

heybitch43

I snapped two bits, stripped the head of the screw and its still jammed in as tight as ever. What am I doing wrong? Yes I am screwing to the left not the right

Paul Alaconde

i spent 4 hours for ONE damn screw, even with impact driver still can't remove it!

Ken Wright

Thanks - uninformed as I am, I did not know about keeping a moderate CCW pressure on the driver while striking.

axelec

When one does a video or a demo of any kind you first go through it to make sure everything works like it is suppose to. This is the sign of a professional for those of you who complain and think they are experts shade trees always have some sly stupid comments i.e. "When I did it" or "How come you did not"

Random Graham

Thank you so much for this video my screws on rear 97 accord are rusted in there !

SteveR

No problems with the video, but I did notice you barely hit the impact driver with the hammer, and it was immediately loosened.  That's not realistic; normally, the screw might take three or four solid whacks before it was released.  Perhaps this was staged to make the video come out the way you wanted?  This happens to be the best way to remove corroded Honda rotor screws, so I guess we'll let you pass on this one.

Janet Elizabeth Burrows

Hi ? Ya Love. Good video. But, you REALLY need some less fury gloves!!!!!! Then we can actually see what’s going on!!!!!!
I know it’s hard to film and do your stuff. But change your gloves ?.

GrooveOn

feck me 4 mins of shite then he explains what's needed in 15 secs, why do people put this crap waisting people's time on YouTube!

Best 2 Strokes.

Very nice bro

ScrewsNutsAndBolts

Great video ??

Vendetta

Much obliged

‍1marcelfilms

I really need one of this

stroomkrooma

Thanks. The description of how to set the rotation direction and need to apply some rotational force was very useful.

amritGAMINGYT

BTW the fastener is actually a JIS head, not a standard Philips. Assuming this is a Japanese made car. It's a different head.

Mark Finn

45 seconds of content in a 261 second video.

Justin Dee

Great video - once I followed your instructions to the letter the bolts just came undone! (my problem bolts were on a door latch plate). Thanks!

Jeff A

Thanks for the vid. Forget the negative ninnies. I myself have never used one and you definitely put it straight to the point and the other lot can sod off. Cheers

ooohry

cheers mate. just bought one and evidently wasnt putting enough twist onto it while whacking. got my problem screws out first go after this vid.

Revan Reginaldi

thanks for tutorial i really appreaciate it. i was wrong to use it, really frustated to open the screw. i smack the screwdriver using hammer really hard and press screwdriver to left with my full energy but wont open. sorry for bad english, its not my language.

Robert Maio

Just want to mention a small point. The tool is not intended to be used to tighten a bolt/screw. The R and L markings are to identify the setting for Right Hand or Left Hand threads. Removal only.

Liam MG

I feel asleep 1 minute in

831 Teng

Thank you sir

tubestick00

Thank you for your demonstration bubbles.

Sankar Ram

We had bought a whole tool set for our company and this came with it. We had no idea how to use it, and believe me or not this is the only resource in the internet on how to use this tool.

*.*':RickK* *RocKStar:'*.*

Ooogly googly awesome.
In an old kungfu movie voice
I have now become one -
with my impact drive. 谢谢

Pandu POLUAN

I bought mine for about $20, and it's the best $20 investment I've ever made.

D Cavalli

With the brand I have, I've attached a socket to the end of it and turned it with a socket wrench if the first method doesn't work.

JArvus ff

So much more fun then heating the dang screws up with a torching everytime.

RzVids

Wait how does that even work? what is driver doing?

XxTomcastxX

I just got one of these in a grab box at an auction. The whole box was $1, and I saw one of these in there. It is a craftsman and I had NO idea what it was until I watched this video. You learn something new everyday! Thanks

Rexojob tv

Too slow, can u make it faster nextime? Too many explanation!

johnsn10

Good video very helpful

sam allen

Thanks for the video, could be a 30sec video, and you'll get rid of most your dislikes

Jason Wadkins

Cool. Found mine at a garage sale for $2.00. Was going to sell it on ebay . After watching this vid I'm going to keep it.

Will Haskew

I have a screw that is seized on my cold water knob. I have tried wd40 and other stuff and it won't budge. I was thinking of an impact driver but was worried that it would damage the water line. What do you think?

john joseph

It's actually harder than some of the commenters think it is. The key is to apply pressure on the driver before you hit it. If you don't apply pressure, it's not going to turn. You apply pressure to have it ready to move when you hit it.

Abdal Hassan

Realy nice job.

Paul Alaconde

who the hell invent rotor screws! very smart invention.. of wasting our time!

Steve Sharp

Do I need to replace the screw for the new rotor? Seems superfluous and a hassle to remove.

Jonathan Thompson

I was finally victorious and able to remove two factory Honda brake disc screws today because of this video. I have had many Hondas over two decades. I always wound up stripping them and having to drill them out. To be honest, I never understood how to properly use an impact screw driver. Thank you backyardmech! My Sunday afternoon thanks you too!

soulmusic

Please tell me what brand of impact screwdriver are you using.?

The Abominable Snowman

Is this effective for removing stripped screws and bolts?

Trioptic3D

Great video thanks! I'm doing this exact thing today.

Toad

Take the driver tool holder off to expose the 3/8 or 1/2 inch drive, it just pulls off:)

penguinistas

thank you

Hoss Nipper

Mechanics 101 by Hunter S. Thompson

Modest Productions

hey man, I want to take time to thank you for making this vid. i watched it a couple years ago and decided to buy one from lisle and the tool has been part of my main set ever since. seriously one of the best tools I have ever purchased and has saved me countless hours of frustration.

so thank you very fucking much. haha!

Ahmed Touck

Does the tool have a hex type to undo the hex shape bolt

1234 Abcd

thank you

Ray Gromer

Impact drivers like this should come from the factory set for "lefty loosy", since that's what it will be used for 99.99% of the time.

Social Ghost

European viewer here, so excuse my grammar.

But a lot of you have completely misunderstood the point of this tool, an "Electric impact driver" will do a lot of things faster than this tool; yes! ....BUT! with an electric impact driver you are also way more likely to strip the screw head, with a "manual impact driver" like this you are a lot less likely to strip the screw head and it will also give you more control over how much force you are putting into the seized screw, where as an "electric impact driver" will just go pretty much full power the whole time.

Lastly there seems to be a bit of confusion in terminology in the comments.

- "Impact wrench" = designed for use with sockets, and designed to be used exclusively on bolts, usually rated at 300 Nm or higher.
- "Impact driver" = designed for use with bit drivers and used screws, and small bolts. usually rated at around 100 Nm (some are at 200 Nm though).
- "Impact screwdriver" (aka manual impact driver) is the tool shown here in this video, again designed for use with bits on screws (Note: can be used on small bolts too)

Hope that helps clarify things a bit.

Jimmy Ross

Very helpful video thank you! If the car is Asian, please see video entitled ''The right way to remove Honda Brake Rotor Screws''. Because the Asians use Screws that look like Phillips, but are slightly different, and therefore easy to ruin with a Phillips. There called JAS screws and are all over their cars. According to the video there are only 3 sizes,1,2 and 3.

Orakel Gottes

Many thanks my friend, I just bought one and it came without any manual ... you just showed me what I need to do to set either to L or to S setting ...thumbs up!

scheeenfilmiesgucke

I came here because I had a screw that would not move no matter how hard I twisted it to the right. Here I learned I had to go Lefty Lefty. Thank you so much the screw is very loose now almost at the brink of falling out ??

Roze Ay

Use the same POS you're using and the tip twisted off and got stuck in the screw lmao dont buy SureBilt brand

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