Ideas for handle

  1. Hi guys, bought a used inch drive impact wrench but the handle is missing, need some ideas for a replacement.I have included photos of the actual gun and what it should look like, oh and the casing has been turned so the holes for the handle are on the side.Ideas i have had so far are patio door handle, spade handle or a petrol strimmer d handle although that might be too big, any ideas, cheers.

     
  2. waddycall

    waddycall Member

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    Are the threads in the holes useable?
     
  3. chris pruteanu Member

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    I would say replicate the design of the original handle, make it out of 2 steel bends and a few pieces of tube welded together and drill the plate to suit the holes...Alternately you could look for a replacement handle on the web, many of them impact guns are generic and the design is copied among them !
     
  4. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    Just hang on for dear life, you don’t need a handle :scared:

    As above though, metal plate drilled to suit with a couple of heavy bends welded to the top.
     
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  5. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    A handle on a big nut gun in that position would be a royal pain, on things like truck wheel nuts it would always be getting in the way. A bracket off the back of the gun would make it a bit more user friendly.

    Bob
     
  6. MCKDAVID Member

    make one out of steel, or if it's only for occasional use, could you adapt a drill handle, clamped on, something like this?

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  7. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    Drill a piece of plate to the four holes and weld a piece of bar to it sticking out sideways, it will be easier to use than a top handle.
     
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    jsf55 Forum Supporter

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    25mm flat off the top too nuts at the rear twisted through 90o and a bit of conduit/air pipe welded between the two, I did one once came in handy to hang it up too
     
  9. Looked for a impact wrench handle and can't find any for sale, did think about the drill handle myself albeit with a plate on the gun, nut welded to it to screw into.Good idea with the two 90 degrees on a bar.
     
  10. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    Never used an impact gun with a side handle, Ditch the idea.
     
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  11. armalites Member

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    I would say that handle look more intended for picking it up than something you hold on to while using.
     
  12. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    Probably why it’s missing in the first place
     
  13. Think I might buy a couple of u bolts and weld them together or one large one like m18 and fix them to a plate to attach.
     
  14. I can always remove it when required.
     
  15. MoreWellie Member

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    rather than being a handle it could be an attach point for a tool balance spring
     
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  16. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    We hired in a 2-1/2" Ingersoll Rand impact gun on one occasion (and it had side handles) to try and undo some nuts in the power station. It needed a huge road going compressor and a 2" bore hose to run it, Unfortunately still not strong enough for the job,
     
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  17. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    I got a 1 inch drive ingersol rand impact wrench it has 3/4 bore hose on it with claw coupling. its impact so don't see the need for a handle and its not fitted with one or never was probably just easier to pick it up if it has one. that's about it
     
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  18. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    Those 1" drive Ingesol Rand guns are the dogs danglies, they are all we used for all the normal stuff.
     
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