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Old 09-22-2003, 07:07 PM
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Well i got thinking about tools and i was wondering why i don't have a torque wrench yet. What kind should i get?

I am kinda wanting a "Break away" type with Newton meters and ft/lbs and in/lbs. What kind do you guys recommend?
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:16 PM
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I have the craftsmen digitorque.It gos down to 25ft lbs so it may not be the best for dirtbikes. I got a cheaper one for working on the bikes and when i get home i'll see what it is.
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:27 PM
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Oooo, a digital one would be sweet blue. I have drooled over those in Sears many times.

I have one of the kind that pops and a meter.

The meter type are nice when you don't have a manual and you need to know what the torque is when you loosen a bolt.

But for all other situations the pop type is alot nicer IMO.
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:30 PM
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Yeah i want the break-away type, where after the torque is reached, it just goes limp you could say.
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: What kind of torque wrench should i get?

I got the Crafstman pop type on sale for $50. It has ft lbs. and meters. Seems to work pretty well.
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:31 PM
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Mototman

Here is the icing on the cake.I got it for nothing. I was digging aroung my dads yard and found a old craftsmen torque wrench and brought it in for warranty.They didn't even bat an eye when they handed me the new one.:
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: What kind of torque wrench should i get?

all the case bolts that are 8mm heads are only 8ft/lbs. get a smaller one that is calibrated in inch pounds.
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:42 PM
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50$ isn't bad at all. Does it go down to 8ft/lbs like yardpro mentioned?
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:47 PM
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Yep the 1/4" drive will measure in inch pounds I believe.

Blue, that is really cool man. Those suckers run around $90 new!!
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:52 PM
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yep the 1/4' ones do. i never use a torque wrench in the bigger bolts ( except head bolts). i just crank em tight. the small ones are easy to strip, so if you're new to wrenching then use the smaller torque wrench.
after a while you will develop a feel for when the bolt starts to stretch.
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