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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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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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Old 09-22-2003, 08:58 PM
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I have a Craftsman beam type 1/2 drive torque wrench that I really like- I'm not sure what it cost because Florida393 bought it for me for my wedding It reads the lower settings and can do the high settings, so it works well for bikes. I don't think it would be more than $25 at Sears
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