Many people think that drill torque is good if that works at maximum speed. Or like that the higher the rating, the faster the drill.
It all has no common things with reality.
The drill torque is nothing more than the force with which the drill turns the object (but not the speed of rotation).
It can be said that the torque has become a new way of measuring the productivity of a drill.
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What Is Drill Torque?
There are many versions of what a drilling torque is. But often a little of this is true. The twisting moment is the torque that occurs due to the wireless drill.
The power of rotation is used in tasks of varying complexity. For example, to create a hole or to delete and set a drill bit.
But it is also used in more complex tasks. If you need to work with more rigid materials or use larger screws, then you will need more torque.
There is a misconception:
Not every cordless drill machine has a torque.
It is not true. All wireless drills are able to produce torque. The fact is that some can produce more, others cannot.
Determine the torque is not difficult. First, you need to know that the torque is measured in Newton Meters or “Hm”. When your wireless drill will produce the maximum volume, you will see a certain number with “Hm”.
That is, if the number is high, it means that the torque is also high at the moment.
The torque values range from 14 Nm to 60 Nm. And that is a lot.
The screwdriver produces a torque of 10 Nm.
In some cases, the maximum amount of torque is due to the supply voltage. But other drills have a low voltage but give a large amount of torque.
I think that the maximum torque depends on how the transmission system is designed.
How Much Torque is Enough?
It turns out that adjusting the torque is not necessary if you work with a tree in the forest.
First, the tree is a softer material than the metal and the drills will not fight it. And you can use an inexpensive drill for this task.
Secondly, the tree is a variable material. It means that the density is uneven in the whole tree. With metal everything is different and because of this, there are confusions.
Due to such a variable density of the tree, it is not possible to adjust the optimum torque.
It should also be noted that the power of torque is not as important as other characteristics and settings of drills and drilling rigs.
Therefore, certain indicators do not exist. It cannot be said that this number is good, but this one is not. You work with different materials, different types of one material and in different conditions.
However, there is one constant.
It will be correct if you start with a low torque.
Magnify cleanly when the clutch is already slipping, and the head is not yet brought to the desired position. If you succeeded in finding the most appropriate value, then the screw will be installed, and it will be consistent.
Sometimes there are situations when the screw is pushed out of the head. The reason for this may be a large axial pressure or a low setting (if the head is deep).
All the indicators are not calibrated anyway. When working with any material, start small and gradually increase the indicators before you reach the desired.
Usually, the need for the maximum amount of torque appears when you need to press on metal or masonry. But you can also use an impact drill for similar tasks because these drills penetrate materials of any thickness.
Drill Torque Settings Explained
Probably, you already understood that the torque is adjustable from low power to high. Torque settings are a useful thing to understand because it helps to insert screws into the tree. The settings always depend on the type of tree and any other material that you have to work with.
It is important to keep in mind:
“The higher the number (or index) of torque, the higher the drive power of the screw.”
The configuration is simple, in a few steps.
Step 1 – find the adjustment ring
First, you need to find the torque adjustment ring. The ring is located behind the clamping ring.
On the ring, you will find the arrow (on the top) and the numbers. How to understand that you chose the required indicator?
The figure will match the arrow on the top of the case.
Step 2 – rotate the adjustment ring
Try rotating the adjustment ring around numbers 1 to 4, if you use small screws for simple tasks.
But if your drill bit has a variable speed or runs at two speeds, you can set the arrow to higher digits.
Step 3 – rotate the ring further
What if you turn the torque adjustment ring between 5 and 8 numbers?
The torque will be set to soft trees. And if you insert screws for this, use these indicators.
Step 4 – rotate further again
When you turn the torque adjustment ring between 9 and 12 numbers, the torque will be set to rotate the screws into semi-soft or semi-solid wood types.
If you go to work with harder wood species, then lower the two-step set. It will be useful for preventing the splitting of the screws.
Step 5 – maximum values
We are not looking for easy ways and turn the adjustment ring even further.
The gap between numbers 13 and 16 gives us the opportunity to rotate the screw in the hardwood of the tree. It is important to use not long screws in this case.
However, if the screw you use is long and you drive it 3 inches deep, then the arrow of the adjustment ring should be between 17 and 24 numbers. Why?
Because such drilling is very heavy and requires a more powerful torque.
If you did not find the indicator 24 and others, but only 17 (for example), then it does not mean that your drill is bad. The number of indicators depends on the coupling set.
Torque adjustment is very important, as it allows screws to be screwed into the thread and used when re-assembling with already finished parts.
Give a lot of pressure and spend a lot of energy on the screw is not necessary. It does not make sense, because the screw can cut out the thread or break out at too much pressure and high torque.
You already know that the correct careful adjustment of the torque ring is the main part of the quality work.
Well, it is not difficult to adjust the torque, regardless of the assembly and type of drill.
Remember also that the drill torque must be turned off. This will protect the heads of the screws, and you can do the task carefully.