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    Default Torque Wrench info wanted..

    Without spending the Snap On prices..Who makes a really good inexpensive torque wrench??
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiMark Racing View Post
    Without spending the Snap On prices..Who makes a really good inexpensive torque wrench??
    spend the money and get a good torque wrench...I use SNAP ON and also have them calibrated.. if your building a motor then don't go cheap made in China"wrench...At the end of each racing season I get my torque wrenches calibrated.if they get out of tolerence, I'll send it back (I usually end up getting a new one)
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdonShano View Post
    spend the money and get a good torque wrench...I use SNAP ON and also have them calibrated.. if your building a motor then don't go cheap made in China"wrench...At the end of each racing season I get my torque wrenches calibrated.if they get out of tolerence, I'll send it back (I usually end up getting a new one)

    I completely agree, I have snap on torque wrenches and despite how much less I use than then some of my other tools, I'm always glad I got them because of the piece of mind.

    If I were you and you were only doing a little bit of work with a torque wrench, then look on craigslist, or ebay for people selling their snap on (or other high quality) torque wrench, buy it cheap and immediately send it to be calibrated. I see more and more people liquidating their tool collection, and it just gets cheaper and cheaper to buy used. I've bought tons of used high quality tools, then often times get them replaced for new for free.

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    Still not a cheapy, but I have a couple of Macs that have served me well for a long number of years. I have then calibrated occasionally and go by the ARP trailer at NHRA National Events to have the calibration checked and they are always spot on at several test points.

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    Everything is on Craigslist. People are getting hungry. (this sucks, but it is what it is) Look at it. It should be in excellent shape. Not beat up, not all scratched, etc. If it looks like crap, pass. Most likely if it looks well taken care of, it was.
    I have a Mac, Snap on, and a Craftsman. All pass tests every time. Craftsman is the "beater".
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    Oh, IE... I bought a Snap On torque multiplier good to #4000 and 2 snap on 1 1/2 drive impact sockets. I needed them for my dozer cylinder. (torques to 1200 ft/ lbs) I paid 600. The sockets probably cost 300+ each. (3.250 and 3.375 I think) Multiplier, probably a few thousand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    Oh, IE... I bought a Snap On torque multiplier good to #4000 and 2 snap on 1 1/2 drive impact sockets. I needed them for my dozer cylinder. (torques to 1200 ft/ lbs) I paid 600. The sockets probably cost 300+ each. (3.250 and 3.375 I think) Multiplier, probably a few thousand.
    Shows deals are there.
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    Yes, look for the deals
    Last week I bought a Snap-On 600# dial indicating 3/4" torque wrench for 100 bucks
    I was at a yard sale 10 years ago and a group of people were trying to figure out what a torque multiplier was. I quickly told them it was missing parts nobody wanted it and bought it for 15 dollars. It made by the same company that Snap-On uses
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    Precision Instruments is who has made Snap-On torque wrenches for years. You can google them and buy them on line from a tool outlet and save a bunch over what Snap-On gets for them. KD tool also makes a nice wrench at a reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICECREAMAN View Post
    Precision Instruments is who has made Snap-On torque wrenches for years. You can google them and buy them on line from a tool outlet and save a bunch over what Snap-On gets for them. KD tool also makes a nice wrench at a reasonable price.
    That's the kind of info I am looking for..Thank's Bro!
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    Default What are your comments on this one??

    Here's one that looks promising. Has a better accuracy rating than most ( Accurate to +/–2% ) and is priced perfect for the amount of use I would give it. The only reason I am going to a 3/8 wrench is that I like the lower torque range, down to 7 lbs compared to 15lbs on the 1/2". I can get the 1/2" now, or wait till the 3/8" come's in from back order after 1/11/2012.

    Digital Electronic Torque Wrench, 3/8" Drive
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    CUrious what you torquing that you feel the needs for super accurancy. Heads? mains? really?
    I am more concerned they are equal than the EXACT amount of torque. The whole thing is pretty objective. Oil, moly, ARP ultra, anti sieze,.......?
    A torque wrench is alot like using a drag pitot tube for a speedometer.

    Nobody uses a torque wrench for conncting rods, and Oliver doesn't even supply you with a torque measurement. Its either stretch or torque angle.

    When you get really serious:
    LINK Torq angle meter
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    They offer it with Torque Angle also for another $20.

    I used to have a friend in Montreal back in the 70's named Oliver...Same guy??

    I have a lot of different toys..some require a accurate torque setting.
    Last edited by HiMark Racing; 12-09-2011 at 06:11 PM.
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    Torque angle only works if you know the value of the fastner. You can figure it out using a very accurate calibrated torque wrench, but it is still subject to the lube.
    Torque a SPS CARR or a ARP 3.5 MP rod bolt with oil and you find out real fast how quickly it fails. FROM BEING UNDER STRETCHED!!
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    I bought my cornwells on sale for 179 each i bought a 1/2 3/8 and 1/4 all at 179 each absoutly LOVE them best torque wrenches i have ever owned

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