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Old 08-03-2009, 08:37 AM   #41
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Once the wrench clicks, your bolt is torqued to the wrenches current setting. DO NOT apply any further torque to the wrench after the click has been felt/heard. This will cause damage to the wrench.
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Once the wrench clicks, your bolt is torqued to the wrenches current setting. DO NOT apply any further torque to the wrench after the click has been felt/heard. This will cause damage to the wrench.

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The guy that sold it to me said I should always return the setting to zero between uses to preserve the internal spring.....sounded logical to me. Still trying to find the instruction manual...he didn't have one - and Sears has been absolutely unhelpful.
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OK, I got my Craftsman 20-250 troque wrench for $36. Excellent condition! I used it last night. I set it to 80 ft/lbs and put on 4 Gorilla wheel locks. Now, since I have never used one, I torqued it until there was a "click/click" in raqpid succession. This is where I stopped. Did I use it correctly? Or should I continue torquing until it slips entirely and won't torque any longer?
don't forget to reset it
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After searching Craigslist for a few weeks for a used wrench I may pull the trigger this weekend and buy the Home Depot Huskey brand 1/2" wrench for $79.

I can't see getting a Craftsman with only a 1 year warranty and the horrible reviews.
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...itemnumber=239

Is this good enough? When I say good enough I mean that I probably would only use it to rotate tires. I don't really know what else to use it for?

And to torque our wheels it's 85 ft lbs., right?
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...itemnumber=239

Is this good enough? When I say good enough I mean that I probably would only use it to rotate tires. I don't really know what else to use it for?

And to torque our wheels it's 85 ft lbs., right?
It should be fine but if it was me I'd spend the extra $40 and get this
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=torque+wrench

It will be more accurate and last for many years. Just make sure you always put it back to 0 or the lowest setting when you are done. it saves the spring inside it.

I have that one you showed it it works tho if you only wanna spend the $20. My dad has the two craftsmen ones and they are also great.
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It should be fine but if it was me I'd spend the extra $40 and get this
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=torque+wrench

It will be more accurate and last for many years. Just make sure you always put it back to 0 or the lowest setting when you are done. it saves the spring inside it.

I have that one you showed it it works tho if you only wanna spend the $20. My dad has the two craftsmen ones and they are also great.

Cool. Thanks for the suggestion.
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...itemnumber=239

Is this good enough? When I say good enough I mean that I probably would only use it to rotate tires. I don't really know what else to use it for?

And to torque our wheels it's 85 ft lbs., right?
That's what I use. Just make sure you replace it if you ever drop it.
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That's what I use. Just make sure you replace it if you ever drop it.

Wait....What do you mean by that? Are you saying the product is cheap as in easy to break?
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No. Anytime a torque wrench is dropped you are supposed to get it re-calibrated. I'm not sure how much re-calibration cost, but for the price of that wrench you can buy a new one.
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^^^ If you drop it just take it to PMEL and you'll be all set.
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I've had back luck with Craftsman torque wrenches. Also if you read the reviews most of them are bad. This time I went with Cornewell. Cornwell is more expensive but it feels and works like a quality tool. I just wish I had money and I'd fill my tool box with Cornwell.
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also, it is suggested that you store the torque wrench
set at 20% of the total scale
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also, it is suggested that you store the torque wrench
set at 20% of the total scale
Really? My manual says lowest setting.
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I am using proto wrenches

follow your manual then
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