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PostSubject: Torque Wrench Advice?   Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:51 pm

I want to buy a Torque Wrench to add to my tool kit but not sure what to get?

From what I can make out for the sort of jobs ill be doing on the car I need something that goes from around 7-110 Nm but there doesn't seem to be one that covers all the range :Cry2:

Can anybody suggest a good all round TW that will cover the the range for most diy servicing without costing the earth?

If I can help it I dont want to have to buy more than one to cover the range Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Torque Wrench Advice?   Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:25 am

I like the beam-indicating type, because:-

(a) Theyre cheapest (though you CAN get expensive versions that are probably very nice) and
(b) There's nothing much to go wrong, mechanism-wise

They also have a wide range, but at the low end of the scale the precision and accuracy are probably both rather low.

I'm not enough of an engineer to know for sure whether they are, strictly speaking, up to the job, but I'd guess they're good enough for my purposes.

IIRC Draper makes (or made) one. Think it was about a tenner.
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PostSubject: Re: Torque Wrench Advice?   Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:22 pm

I suppose that should have been "Draper packages one" since I'd guess they'll be made in PRChina. And I meant I wasn't absolutely sure MY (Draper) one was up to the job. The pricy beam models below will be VERY good, but I'd find it difficult to justify buying one.

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The original Sturtevant (also probably very expensive)

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Park do them as well, though they tend to be 3/8 drive, which I try and avoid.

The beam type are regarded as "old fashioned" and I couldn't find one at all in Taiwan.

if you want a micrometer-type (never used one, but they are supposed to be easier to use) these boys reckon Halfords do an OK one.

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PostSubject: Re: Torque Wrench Advice?   Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:11 pm

Lidl 15.99 Torque wrench with 3 year warranty It's a 1/2 drive so nice and solid! Comes with a 17 19 21mm sockets and an extension bar

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PostSubject: Re: Torque Wrench Advice?   Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:41 am

I'll look out for that if/when I'm back in The Yook. No Lidl in Taiwan, unfortunately.

I suppose I could use my Draper beam one to check the Lidl one occaisionally, best-of-both-worlds stylee.
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