View Full Version : I got a new breaker bar....

10-04-2011, 07:30 PM
And instead of showing you it, I'll show you things I've broken with it already:


Luckily it was nothing too valuable. Although it scares me that I was able to break an impact socket adapter without the use of power tools.

10-04-2011, 08:06 PM
Gotta lay off the 'roids duder. :smt023


Does your hulking mass make it difficult to work inside the engine bay?

10-05-2011, 10:11 PM
It's such a challenge, actually.

Finding XXXXXL shirts is also hard.

That's the thing, I'm not even that big or strong. But that stupid impact socket adapter just snapped when I was trying to undo the bolts for the struts. I wasn't even using an impact socket, it was just a standard Kobalt one from my set.

10-06-2011, 06:30 AM
Oi vey, that blows. Do you know what grade steel the material was? Maybe Snap-on has something you could pick up

You should hear the horror stories I've heard about breaking loose a crank nut on a Honda engine.The guy telling the story said he needed to brace the block against the wall with a fork-lift, and use a breaker bar with a 6' extension on it, and push that extension down with a freaking tractor bucket in order to bust it loose. The nut is torqued to something like 245ft/lbs.

At least subaru isn't -that- retarded.

10-06-2011, 10:27 AM
You shouldn't be that surprised.. I have a habit of snapping standard sockets with just a 6" extension and a standard ratchet. Same goes for the other way around.. breaking the ratchet instead of the socket..

Good thing I buy Life Time Warranty tools :-D Yay MAC

10-06-2011, 12:07 PM
I break rusted shit all the time on my car. I even crack impact sockets (harbor freight ones) . Lol. I have the same breaker bar that is use to pry and lift stuff. Pretty damn durable.