® Hammer-type impact tools

All over my website I try to warn folks to not be deceived by user forums. If you are logging onto a forum you are seeking advice, and unfortunately you are not going to get good advice on a forum.

One thing I often see on forums is the advice to get and use a manual, hammer-operated impact driver. It makes me shudder! Using one of those is juvenile. I have been in the business for fifty years and haven't owned one for longer than I can remember. There might be some context in which one of these tools is appropriate, but I can't think of one, and certainly it would not be around anything made of cast aluminum. And on carburetors, ack! Do you want to destroy them? If anyone needed proof of the idiocy of user forums, and there is a ton of it, this is classic. Why would you tell a newbie to do that? It's incredible.

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