Torque wrench calibration service

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[Linked Image]So my dad has this older but high end for the time torque wrench He bought it in the late 80s for $200 he says It's a Mac TWV-250, 50-250 ft-lbs He always took care of it, and always taught me to put it back to 0 when not in use On the other hand, it may have gotten left out in the rain once or twice in it's life, and it's flat out old Anyone have an experience with a torque wrench calibration service? How long/how much/how it works? It's a minimum $150-$350 to replace it with something of similar quality, and I'd like to keep it, but I'd also like it to be tested so I could trust it on torque critical fasteners

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I've paid $50 twice in the last 15 years to have my $200 split-beam calibrated, only to find out it was spot on both times. Nice to verify, but getting a cheap one calibrated, it would be cheaper to buy a new good one instead. The one you have would probably be worth it though. When I had my Crapsman Digi-torque wrench calibrated, it was junk after that. The rubber handle with the display window in it wouldn't stay in place anymore, throwing it off scale. I now use it as a ratcheting breaker bar.
 
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Originally Posted by Chris142
The tool trucks have a tester. You put your wrench on it and see where yours reads or clicks vs what the tester says.
The day tool trucks make house calls would be a very joyus day for me LOL
 
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Originally Posted by michaelluscher
Originally Posted by Chris142
The tool trucks have a tester. You put your wrench on it and see where yours reads or clicks vs what the tester says.
The day tool trucks make house calls would be a very joyus day for me LOL
The day tool trucks make house calls would be an utter disaster for me... and my wallet
 
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