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Glock 19mm Torquematic

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Glock 19mm Torquematic looks like a high-powered hand-gun and works like a high-powered hand gun in as much as you have to load it with cartridges, but instead of firing it at someone, you fit the correct size of socket to the end of the barrel; place it over each car wheel nut which needs to be slackened, then pull the trigger.

The explosive energy released from the discharging cartridge is converted into rotational torque, forcing the quick release of the nuts. No need for a license, and you can wave it around, firing blanks over your head when those pesky rusted tight nuts are all successfully slackened.

Various other versions available including Colt Western Revolver, or rifle style for extra secure gripping.

xenzag, Jan 17 2013

(?) Glock Airsoft http://www.arniesai...ock19_dressedup.jpg
probably looks like this [xenzag, Jan 17 2013]


       [+] on behalf of the League of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
FlyingToaster, Jan 17 2013

       Ha - I know what you mean, but standard air-powered torque guns don't cause injuries, so it shouldn't be too difficult to ensure that the torque doesn't kick back into the user's wrist.
xenzag, Jan 17 2013

       That was a joke but I think the idea of cartridge-powered air-guns is pretty neat.
FlyingToaster, Jan 17 2013

8th of 7, Jan 17 2013

       Nice idea, but I think the total energy required by an air tool is quite high. I would estimate that maybe 5-10 hammer blows uses about the same as the energy content of a cartridge.   

       However, for a really tight nut it could be enough to loosen it with one big blow. Reaction would be low if the hammer weight is accelerated as normal...the actual hammer blow is freely made.
Ling, Jan 17 2013

       [21]'s loathing for Glocks cannot possibly eclipse my own, but that's not the worst offense you've committed here.   

       I hate to be the one to tell you this, but torque breakers utilizing .22 blanks already exist. The only ones I've ever seen were made by Hilti, but other specialty toolmakers probably produce them as well.   

       So sorry.
Alterother, Jan 17 2013


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