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Torque wrench suggestions

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Pster, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 3, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    SC4333

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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.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    Wilco and Thanks!!!
     
  3. Aug 3, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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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.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:05 AM
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    don't forget to reset it :D
     
  5. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:38 AM
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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.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    About to buy a husky unless someone has any other suggestions.... Anyone?
     
  7. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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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_12605_00944595000P?keyword=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.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    Cool. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  10. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    That's what I use. Just make sure you replace it if you ever drop it.
     
  11. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    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.
     
  13. Mar 2, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    ^^^ If you drop it just take it to PMEL and you'll be all set. :cool:
     
  14. Mar 2, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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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.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    also, it is suggested that you store the torque wrench
    set at 20% of the total scale
     
  16. Mar 5, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    Really? My manual says lowest setting.
     
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    I am using proto wrenches

    follow your manual then
     
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