Have a Seized Screw? The Hand Impact Is The Right Tool For The Job Hothttp://www.tool-rank.com/media/listing/photos/thumbnail/300x300s/88/1e/1b/1107_LeeValleyhandimpact_1328318637.jpg
Impact drivers are great at screwing in the largest of screws and even lag bolts, impacts are also really good at loosening screws that might have become stuck over the years. But what if you need to loosen a screw and you need little more "impact" and a little less "driver"? You use a hand powered impact driver.
If you want to loosen a screw but you are worried about stripping or shearing the screw, a regular cordless impact driver is not the correct tool to use; it provides too much rotational torque. The correct tool to use is a Hand Impact. Instead of rotational torque, the Hand Impact in conjunction with a hammer, provides mostly downward torque with very little rotation. Basically, a Hand Impact is a fancy screwdriver that can take a beating, and provides a small amount of rotation with each strike. You can find Hand Impacts ranging from a few dollars on up, from places like Harbor Freight, Amazon, or Lee Valley. So the next time you have a seized screw or bolt, be sure to use the correct tools for the job.