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New torque wrench?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by tirediron, May 16, 2020.

  1. May 16, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    tirediron

    tirediron [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a new torque wrench; don't mind paying for quality, but maybe not quite Snap-On or Milwaukee price maybe, but $3-400. Ideally I'd like one of those fancy digital models with the angle display but that's want, not need.

    Recommendations for a good quality unit, not fussy about whether it's split-beam, micrometer-adjust, or digital, as long as it's quality and holds its calibration.
     
  2. May 16, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    You didn't say what range you want.

    I'd suggest poking around on E-Bay with an open mind.
    Years ago I bought a pile of small (25-250 inch-pounds, not foot pounds) torque wrenches made by CDI for around $30 each. They were branded IBM, but made by CDI. CDI makes great torque wrenches. They were bought out by Snap-On.
     
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  3. May 16, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    I have always had pretty good luck with Kobalt torque wrenches. Good price and I have never had anything loosen up afterwards. You can get them in the tools section at Lowes.
     
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  4. May 16, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    25-50 on the low end, to at least 200 lb-ft.
     
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  5. May 16, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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  6. May 16, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  7. May 16, 2020 at 8:41 PM
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    I got the new craftsman 1/2” at Lowe’s as a gift. It’s done it’s job. No complaints yet.
     
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