Who changes blades with a cordless drill?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pinnacle, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Makita 14.4 volt cordless............Will it have enough torque to do a blade change?

    I can't find the owners manual so I don't know what the torque rating is and wonder what torque setting to use? (16 settings)
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Got the same exact one...been using it for 2 seasons now (changing blades) and works great.
  3. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Thanks Rod,
    Out of the1-16 torqe settings what one are ya using?
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are we talking about a cordless DRILL, or a cordless impact.... BIG difference!
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Whoops...I use a cordless IMPACT. It has no "settings". My mistake, sorry.
  6. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cordless Drill with torqe settings. Not an Impact.

    No worries Rod :)
  7. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    Hi Alex,

    Hopefully you have the "true" industrial model Makita, as Makita now puts out a cheap model range too, and they are almost identical.

    14 volt cordless are pretty tough nowadays, if you already own the drill, set it on it's highest torque setting and try it, you wont hurt it, the clutch is designed to slip to protect the motor.

    It is breaking the initial hold of the tightened bolt that is the decider, the impact models could be better here...

    You won't hurt the drill mate as long as you place it on a torque setting, not in drill mode.

  8. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    Hey mate, I used a Panasonic 15.5v Impact Wrench. Works well although I should probably get a toque wrench for the final tightening.
  9. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Thanks Tony!

    I saw the Makita Website in the States and they have 24 volt cordless drills and cordless impact drills.................I'd like both!
    I don't think the 14.4 volt has quite enough grunt. I don't know if it was the cheapo version but it cost me around $400 form memory, so I bloody hope not.
    This "Jim's Mowing" guy told me thats how he changes his blades (on a Greenfield. LOL) And it sounds good for out in the feild.

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  10. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Hey Mick!

    How much was the Impact wrench??

    I think that I need a Impact wrench with a torqe setting (if such a thing exists)

    Mate have a look at my post to Tony and see the details on ASP and ask for some info!..................I would strongly recomend them to anyone.

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