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    I don't see any advantage over the standard 4 way lug wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_H View Post
    I don't see any advantage over the standard 4 way lug wrench.
    It's not as big a storage size...

    Here is the product:
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kings-Cou...izes/941399396 $65.95
    https://garrettwade.com/product/geared-lug-nut-remover $68.90
    https://www.amazon.com/Kings-County-.../dp/B07R4GB4RP $89.95

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    Needs little effort to undo and tighten nuts as its geared down and torqued against the other nut. Ideal for women drivers too. A neat idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_H View Post
    I don't see any advantage over the standard 4 way lug wrench.
    It has gear reduction via a planetary gearset. Something like 4:1 ratio. It's only meant to loosen the lug nuts. Once they're loose a regular lug wrench is used.


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    I bought one of these off ebay back when it was mostly used items. I'd never seen such a thing before and I dig clever novelty tools, so had to have it. It's like new, well-made, looks really cool, came with a zippered nylon bag, and I'll never actually use it. Why? Because the case is thin cast aluminum. It may be fine under load, but cast aluminum can get a bit explody. Someday I might get brave enough to try it in a real-life scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossol View Post
    It has gear reduction via a planetary gearset. Something like 4:1 ratio. It's only meant to loosen the lug nuts. Once they're loose a regular lug wrench is used.
    Actually, this one has a 15:1 ratio

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    When changing the tires on a M35 duce & a half you needed this puppy the inner tube held the square inner nut while the outer geared tube loosened the outer nut
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_H View Post
    I don't see any advantage over the standard 4 way lug wrench.
    I was looking at buying one of these torque multipliers for my girlfriend last Christmas. She doesn't have enough upper body strength or weight to get lugs broken loose. I got her a 24" breaker bar instead, but she still has to jump on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_robotics View Post
    I was looking at buying one of these torque multipliers for my girlfriend last Christmas. She doesn't have enough upper body strength or weight to get lugs broken loose. I got her a 24" breaker bar instead, but she still has to jump on it.
    The breaker bar could serve as better a defensive weapon than the torque multiplier.

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