I just bought a new Panasonic cordless drill & driver (the EY6432)
which has an adjustable Clutch Torque Setting. That's just about all
the owner's manual tells me, that it's there. Can someone explain how I
would utilize this adjustable clutch torque in a real-world setting?
Once you use it you will know. For example, you put a screw
drive bit in and drive a screw down but it stops and just
chirps before getting all the way down because the torque
setting is too low. So, set the torque higher. Why not set
it all the way high and leave it? Because driving a screw
in your wood may be easy and you drive the screw in way too
deep. Light job, low setting, tough jobs, high setting.
There are no hard and fast rules. You set the clutch to drive the screw to
the depth you need and not break the head or strip it. It varies with screw
size, screw material, pilot hole size, wood type, etc. You'll quickly find
out with a little trial and error.
I bought a Panasonic drill last year. Nice tool.
This is a setting that quits turning a thingus before it either strips out
or breaks. You can do two things. Set it full on, and back off until it
quits stripping or breaking the thinguses. I prefer to set it lower, then
increase it until it drives the fastener as tight and to the depth I want
it. As you learn the tool, you will remember the different settings for
different things. Remember, start low, and come up on the settings.
<< Can someone explain how I would utilize this adjustable clutch torque in a
real-world setting? >>
Usual trick is to start the job at a very low setting, check results (screw
head too high, e.g.), then raise setting by degrees until the torque setting is
just right. Do it every time and it gets to be a useful habit to keep you out
of trouble. HTH
Ahh, you're a smart guy. You would have figgered it out, you just wouda
stripped and twisted off a few more screws. You will still do this. Just
listen for when it starts creaking or chattering. That's usually when they
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