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Old 09-20-2006, 09:30 PM   #1
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Looking for a torque wrench

So im looking for a decent torque wrench, but i dont want to spend like $300 on a snapon, but craftsman has a decent looking one for about $80.

anyway, any other brands or suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:22 PM   #2
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The craftsman "clicker"is about the best you'll find for under a $100
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:41 PM   #4
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craftsman. cheap, warented. i still bring back some old tools of my fathers after they break. theres always a slight hassel since they no longer sell those specific models. but they still honor the warentee.
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I've used the craftsman clicker. It was suitable to rebuid the intrepids engine from the ground up. I'm sure it will be more than suitable for whatever application you may need it for.
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Craftsman works just fine. Just remember to get it recalibrated every so often, as with other torque wrenches . . at least once a year. And make sure you get one with the range that is proper for your application . .

Selecting the Correct Torque Range—
For the most accurate performance, the maximum torque you're applying should fall near the middle of the tool's torque range. For example, if you're applying 50 ft.-lbs. of torque, it would be better to choose a wrench with a range of 5 to 100 ft.-lbs., rather than a range of 5 to 50 ft.-lbs.
Accuracy— Accuracy is usually given for 20-100% of a tool's torque range. For example, if the torque range is 20 to 120 in.-lbs., the accuracy statement is true for measurements between 40 and 120 in.-lbs. Below 20% of the torque range, the tool's accuracy often drops off significantly.

Last but not least, never put away the tool with torque on it. Reduce the torque to a low value before putting it away. I usually store my wrenches at the lower 10-15% of their range.
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thanks for all the input and information. i never heard that about storing it, but that sounds like a good idea.

craftsman, here i come.
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