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My impact wrench wont engage to the socket. - Craftsman 1/2" Impact Wrench

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  • Rod Wilson May 11, 2010

    what does this mean? does the socket not click onto the square drive?

  • wfay May 11, 2010

    Meaning it wont turn the socket end? Does the square end seem worn or broken?



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I have the same problem, brand new impact wrench, brand new impact sockets, but can't get a socket onto the gun. Leaned on it with all my weight, wiggled, nothing. and yes they are both 1/2" drive. WTH?

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I think your meaning that the socket doesnt seem to wanna fit on the square head of the gun. There is a small ring that helps to keep the sockets on the gun, and if this ring is to stiff, it makes it really hard to get a socket installed. You can either try wiggling with effort to get it on, or what alot of pro's do is remove that little ring altogether. Remember if you do remove that ring the socket can fly off easily if you take the pressure off the work your doing.

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SOURCE: Why doesn't my craftsman air sockets not fit

Make sure the expansion ring is on the end of the impact gun. this holds the sockets in place.

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