new to me power jack
So, Ive been staring at this cordless drill for a while and learned what RV'ers, backyard tuners, and countless other ingenious inventors have known for a while: the power scissor jack. Course most of their scissor jacks though use a basic 3/4" hex at the end whereas our toyota's use this eyelet and hook design. Sure you can buy parts (probably) to adapt the cordless chuck to fit, but where's the fun in that?
So without further ado, my take on the power jack:
(1) cordless drill with speed/torque setting set to low speed and high torque
(1) oem toyota jack
AND: (Option 1)
(1) 3/8" driver to drill adapter
(1) 11mm 12 point 3/8" socket
OR: (Option 2)
(1) 1/4" Allen head 3/8" socket
Connect as shown (if using option 1, similar if doing option 2):
Insert hook to eyelet and square end (about 3/8") into base of socket. Then happy lifting! Seriously, its equally fast or faster than the 3 pump low pro HF racing jack and makes quick work of tire changes... cheap too if you already own nearly all of the basic parts already!
Last edited by ducky; 01-20-2012 at 11:25 PM.
Damn u could've tried this when I was changing the breaks.
ha, even worse when I think about all those years that Ive been cranking away by hand even though I had the cordless literally right next to me!
What drill do you use?
My 18v Milwaukee cordless with 1/2" chuck that I used to start my mower does not have enough torque on the low setting to jack up the front corner of a MR2 with the scissor jack. And the rear is even heavier than the front.
Possibly a cordless impact wrench MIGHT have enough torque.
Well Mine one is a bit bigger than this and it easily lift vehicles up..
Whats a shoe?
I just used a ratchet (socket wrench).