what name brand torque wrench should i buy to install my NSR cams?
is this the one you have? hell the price seems right! lolI'm very fond of my harbor freight click-style torque wrench, and it was like $20 or so on sale.
The craftsman units are NOT worth the price. They are no better than the HF. If the HF isn't good enough for you, you need to step up to a Mac, SnapOn, MatCo, or the like.
yeah i already have a 1/4" that measures pounds per inch...i just want my big boy to be a good one.Make sure you get one that can measure 89lbs per inch.
This one can do from 20 to 200 in lbs.
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:noCraftsman ones are decent
I have to agree with ReverendDexter unfortunately on this one...:no
They used to be. Back when they still offered a lifetime warranty on them. Nowadays that's just not true. Craftsman quality has gone WAY down, and they're resting on their name.
But, if you want to spend five times as much money for the same quality just so you can have the name, I won't stop you.
Most Harbor Freight stuff is "enough to get by with" quality. I look through the store every once in a while, and while I'm strapped for cash this year, I still consider their stuff to be too expensive. The reason being you know you can just add the cost of the Harbor Freight tool to the price of the tool you're going to have to replace it with to get the job done reliably.I have to agree with ReverendDexter unfortunately on this one...
My wife was a manager at Sears for years, and I have a sweet Craftsman tool collection. They used to have sales, and then employee nights for additional 10-15% off, plus my Craftsman Club 10% off, so I used to stack up the discounts and buy a bunch of tools in big shopping sessions all at once.
If you have warrantied stuff, it is as good as any.
The problem is they got rid of the warranty on the torque wrenches! I have two of their "dial-a-torque" wrenches, and on one of them the rubber grip has come loose (it is held on by two sided tape and probably made in China now)...so I took it back and they told me I am out of luck! The damn windows to see your torque setting are molded into the rubber grip, so if the grip slides, so does your torque number, and the tool is unreliable. So now I have to make sure the grip is all the way down where it belongs, zero the wrench before EVERY torque change, then carefully dial in the number while insuring the grip doesn't slide.
So...I hate to say it, but I would NOT buy a Craftsman torque wrench. Get a good one from Mac, Snap-On, Matco, etc. and be done with it for life. On the Harbor Freight one...but I haven't held one in my hand yet so I don't know for sure on that. I'd have to try one. Perhaps it is better than the Craftsman!