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Thread: torque wrench

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    what is a good deal on a very decent torque wrench,ft pounds, right now...Craftsman or Snap on etc...

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    Get the Snap-On. More accurate and stays accurate. I like the clicker type.
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    whats the best 1/2 inch torque adaptor out there???? they are cheaper..

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    Do you mean a torque multiplyer?

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    Consider how many ft-lbs you need when buying one, as that'll impact price, too. A torque wrench that can do 80 ft-lbs is much cheaper than one that can do 150 ft-lbs. Also when choosing, consider that most of the time you should be torquing to 80% or less of the maximum capacity of the torque wrench. (If you're regularly doing 80 ft-lbs with a max 80 ft-lb torque wrench, you should move up to a 100 ft-lb torque wrench [or better] for that application.)

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    I meant those digital adaptors that you can put on any good size breaker bar or long handle socket bar...do you think they are
    any good..??about 35 bucks

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    Buy the proper torque wrench needed for the job. If a bolt/nut calls for a specific torque setting than its important to do so and use the best torque wrench. I have one 1/2" drive torque wrench that goes from 50 to 250 ft.lbs , one 3/8" that goes from 20 to 100 ft. lbs. and one 3/8" that goes from 5 to 75 ft. lbs. All SnapOn. I send them back to SnapOn every couple of years to get recalibrated.

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