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Adjustable Torque Wrench for little $?
August 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm #3308SafetyFirstParticipant
I’m looking for an adjustable torque wrench for working on my bike, but I’m on a beer budget.
Any suggestions?August 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm #21717MunchParticipant
Sears would be about as low grade as I would Trust. Your trusting this wrench to torque something your very life depends on keeping tight. Beer budget is not the justification to keep when buying. Also bare in mind that you will need to periodically get it sent in to get calibrated.August 17, 2009 at 7:12 pm #21725SafetyFirstParticipant
You are right, Munch.
Does the one they reviewed from Precision Instruments sound like a winner?
That could fit the budget.August 17, 2009 at 7:29 pm #21730MunchParticipant
Never used them but seems ok. I would Highly recommend the “click” type torque wrench. It’s easiest to tell wether or not you hit the proper torque without having to wach the scale of the “bend” type.
I am bothered however though on that review they found it somehow a bit over stressing that they had to set the torque back to 0…..uh really …your that lazy? No way they would ever touch my bike. Think of click types like guitar strings… you keep the tension on it all the time and eventually that tension is gonna go, just like a guitar you will have to re calibrate ( tune) it.
Look..I am a professional auto mechanic. For the basic procedures, sure go ahead and get the Harbor Freight tools, or the Flea market stamped and coated ones, I wouldn’t blame ya. Your not using them everyday. However when your talking torque and keeping things precise, don’t skimp… period!
That Torque company may have a good reputation, how hard will it be to recalibrate it when it gets a lot of use. Make no mistake about it, it will need recalibrating, or replacement.
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