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post #1 of 25 Old April 30th, 2015, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Torque wrench

With all the work I have been doing I'm starting to think I should get a torque wrench. I know the saying you get what you pay for but I can't get over the fact I see them anywhere from $15-$200. I was reading a few comparisons between an off brand vs craftsman and they torqued very close.. What's everyone's $0.02 ??


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here's a photo of my tool box. i've spent my whole life acquiring these tools. i am very proud of them. you can see my torque wrench in the open drawer on the right



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After going with the German torque wrench for awhile, I decided I needed to buy proper ones when I was rebuilding my mower engine. I went to Sears and they had torque wrenches 60% off and they were $40/each so I bought 3 (various torque ranges and drives).

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I have a Craftsman which I've been happy with. I believe it was a hundred bucks about 6 years ago.


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bro, i don't want fame or money. it just warms my heart to know that i made somebody smile.
for all your life, that isn't very many tools

OP, buy one in the hundred dollar ish range imo. The snap on ones are awesome but very expensive.
Harbor freight has them for like $10 but I don't think Id trust one of those.
Maybe try a kobalt one or something from lowes, may be a bit cheaper than craftsman (which has gone down hill anyways, imo)


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My snapon torque wrench is titties.
Thi.gs insanely acurate. Last dealership i was at, everyone wanted to use my torque wrench becuase it had the highest torque rang and was the most acurate. Thier expensive and you can get away with cheaper options

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for all your life, that isn't very many tools

OP, buy one in the hundred dollar ish range imo. The snap on ones are awesome but very expensive.
Harbor freight has them for like $10 but I don't think Id trust one of those.
Maybe try a kobalt one or something from lowes, may be a bit cheaper than craftsman (which has gone down hill anyways, imo)
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If you buy a 1/2" torque wrench buy a split beam. For 1/4" and 3/8" a click style is fine. I've got a snap on 3/8" and a CDI 1/4". CDI makes snap ons torque wrenches. For a 1/2" I plan on doing a precision instruments split beam.

Just make sure you check out the range on them, before you buy, to make sure they are the range you need.
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I have a digital craftsman tq wrench. Used it once a few years ago. Went to use it again a few weeks ago, now it doesn't display anything. Even with new batteries in it.

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All of mine are Snap Ons from like the late 90s. Have them checked and calibrated every two years. Still good.

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I use a craftsman torque wrench my dad acquired probably before I was born, at the very least we've had it for at least as long as I can remember. I have no idea how accurate it is after all this time of no calibration, but it has yet to fail me in all these years, and as far as I know, it never failed him.

I do want to get a click style one at some point as well as an inch lb one.

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Thanks everyone for you opinions I'm going to dig a little deeper before I go buy one.


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I bought one for $20 off Amazon one time. I still use it today. My wheels haven't fallen off yet, nor have my engines come undone. I should eventually get it calibrated.

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