Using a Cordless Drill to Operate a Car Jack.

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About: Update 12 September 2017: A very special thanks to Sam Elder, a manager here at Instructables, who tracked down the cause of my lost publications and fixed the issue. Take a bow Sam!

Intro: Using a Cordless Drill to Operate a Car Jack.

I do work regularly on my car and other vehicles. The raising and lowering of the car is a manual operation and instead of buying a new electric jack I decided to use a small modification to use my Drill on the Jack.

Mind you this is not a new use for a drill on a jack. I just want to apply it to my car jack. Read on for what I did.

Step 1: Socket Onto the Drill.

I didn't want to do any permanent modification to my car jack. I want it oem so on the road I can use it manually as per it's design. At home I want the drill to do the hard work.

I used a 1/2 inch socket driver for my Drill and a 32mm socket to fit over the drive end of the Jack.

Now I can lift the car so faster and with less effort. The same drill with an appropriate socket can be used to get tire nuts out faster (the initial and final torque will be by hand). Give it a try!

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    dmwatkinsMjtrinihobby

    Reply 3 years ago

    You have changed my life. I will be forever greatful to you!

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    Mjtrinihobbydmwatkins

    Reply 3 years ago

    Lol. Don't thank me. This is an old idea I just happen to catch onto.

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    Mjtrinihobbyvaycon

    Reply 3 years ago

    You will love it once you have the right adapter and socket.

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    livichris

    3 years ago

    Yeah, doing this type of jack by hand is a total pain, takes ages to lift the car, great improvement

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    Mjtrinihobbylivichris

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you. The nice thing with using the drill on the screw setting is that it is safe.. Your hand won't get twisted off.