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How to Get Peak Performance from Your Pneumatic Torque Wrench

Whether it’s a coal mine deep below the earth or a city skyscraper that you can see from miles away, a pneumatic torque wrench helped make it happen.

These wrenches are widely used in heavy industries such as mining, oil and gas, pipelines and construction, and are essential for keeping these facilities running safely and efficiently.

But a pneumatic torque wrench can only function properly with routine maintenance, which can ensure that every bolted connection these tools touch are properly torqued.

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How to Use a Hydraulic Torque Wrench

In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at when and how to use a hydraulic torque wrench.

As we’ve noted before, hydraulic torque wrenches operate using a pump that’s driven by pneumatic or electric power.

They’re able to operate in tighter spaces, making them ideal tools for situations where other torque tools won’t fit. You’ll find them at work at chemical plants and refineries and fastening bolts on oil and gas pipelines.

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Pneumatic Torque Wrenches vs. Impact Guns: How Are They Different?

In this blog post we’re going to look at the benefits of using a pneumatic torque wrench vs. impact guns.

It’s a topic we began thinking about recently after meeting with a contractor who needed a tool for bolting steel connections on a large bridge project.

This contractor initially rejected our recommendation that they use RAD’s torque-controlled pneumatic torque wrenches, opting instead for an impact gun due to their higher RPM speed.

So, we decided to do a test.

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What is a Torque Wrench?

The bridge you passed over or under on the way to work. The pipeline that brought the gas to your car. The power plant that’s creating the electricity you need to read this article.

All of these things have one thing in common: they rely on torque wrenches. But what is a torque wrench? Let’s take a look.

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