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Old 10-11-2003, 10:56 PM   #1
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i want a 3/4in socket to fit on a 3/8 cordless drill......sounds wierd i know but i wanna use it to raise and lower my car when necessary, the only jack we have that works with the car is the trunk one, and i dont like usin the ratchet on it and i think the drill could turn it. but i havent seen that socket anywhere. once again...3/4 socket for 3/8 drill
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They make adapters for drills to use 3/8" drive sockets, but most are only 1/4" hex shanks. The torque of a drill that would be required to overcome the weight of the car would snap it.

Do you have a 1/2" drill? I think you're gonna need that much power to do this. If you do, I'd buy 3" of 1/2" rod, and grind down one end for the 3/8" drive. Or even weld the socket to the shaft.

I use an impact wrench and compressor to do the same thing occasionally, when I need two jacks.
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Or just get a hydraulic and jack stands that works pretty good.
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if you could get a Milwalkee Right angle drille, set in high, a 1/2 drive adapter and a 3/4 socket, that would be great... but i just use my pnuematic, as it'* stored ~20ft from where i park the car......
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well the jack doesnt take that much torque to turn by hand. and i know that 18v drill turns out quite a bit more than i do. the jack can be operated decently with a good ol little ratchet and socket but it takes a while. with the drill it would make it much easier.i think our ratchets are 3/8 so ive got the socket. but i need something round that would fit in the drill chuck but with a squared end to put the socket on....hmmmm
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it'* called a 3/8 drive adapter... let me look it up for you
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http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...&bidsite=CRAFT

there it is. you can pick one up at sears
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thanks man, what i was lookin for was that hex to square adapter, it should work just fine. i probly couldve found it myself. but im lazy, and i shouldnt take advantage of you guys buy having you look up stuff for me....now i feel bad.......well im done feeling bad thanks a bunch
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