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Torque Wrench Recommendations

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Dsptundra, May 1, 2021.

  1. May 1, 2021 at 10:38 PM
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    Dsptundra

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    In the market for a new torque wrench and looking for recommendations. I have a Craftsman that is about 15 years old but only goes up to 75lbs and need something that probably goes up to 200 or 250lbs. Let me know what you have used and like.
     
  2. May 1, 2021 at 11:47 PM
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    ZappBrannigan

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    Depends on the use case. For engine building I use a snap on. For most anything else I use some older craftsman’s.
     
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  3. May 1, 2021 at 11:51 PM
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    Dsptundra

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    No engine building here. Mainly for suspension items, lug nuts, etc. I rented one from Autozone when I installed my rear sway bar but would like have my own that can go higher than my current Craftsman. I would buy a Craftsman again except they just don’t seem to be what they used to be.
     
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    at home old school click type snap ons and some precision instruments twin beams
     
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    A word of caution, from my experience, the wrenches with a more narrow torque range tend to be more accurate. I would not trust a torque wrench to properly set a bolt at 30ft lbs when it has a range of 25-250. Lug nuts and beefy suspension parts, sure.
    I've got a digital ACDelco wrench in the smaller tq range for engines on my dirtbikes. It's tits. Not too pricey either. I then have several larger off-brand analog wrenches for the bigger stuff. If I were to buy a new wrench for lugs and suspension parts, I'd probably just get a Craftsman down at the ol hardware store. Even if its a few ft lbs off, at 75lbs+ or what not, who cares.
     
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