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#4449081 - 07/04/17 07:41 AM torque wrenches
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Registered: 02/03/11
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I have my Snap On torque wrenches which I use at home. I have a barn by my grandmothers house 20 miles away where I do oil changes, small repairs etc. Im looking to buy a set of torque wrenches to keep there. Looking to buy a 1/4 in dr (40-200 in lbs) 3/8 dr (5-75 ft lbs) and 1/2 (50-250 ft lbs). Ive looked at Husky and considered them but theyre made in China. I'm skeptical on the accuracy. I dont mind buying used, I can always send them to Angle Repair if need be. What do yall recommend?


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#4449090 - 07/04/17 07:58 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: mobilaltima]
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#4449097 - 07/04/17 08:05 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: mobilaltima]
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How accurate do you need them to be? Are you doing cylinder heads or usually just lug nuts and drain plugs?

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#4449101 - 07/04/17 08:09 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: mobilaltima]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Harbor Freight for me. Don't believe in splitting hairs.
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#4449102 - 07/04/17 08:10 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: mobilaltima]
mobilaltima Offline


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Lug nuts, drain plugs, the occasional transmission swap. Id rather them be pretty accurate and trustworthy
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#4449114 - 07/04/17 08:22 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: mobilaltima]
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Harbor freight is 25% off today with coupon. Used it to put my 4cyl head back on, axel nuts on the GP and wheel torque. Perfect for home use. Mine was $9.95 years ago for 1/2 inch clicker. Checked it with a shops Snap On tool on my axel nuts a few weeks ago at 118 ft lbs after changing hubs and it was right on.
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#4449119 - 07/04/17 08:25 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: mobilaltima]
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The HF torque wrenches are OK. But if you want an affordable torque wrench, the Tekton ones are significantly nicer for not a lot more money. They are made in Taiwan. They look similar to the HF wrenches, but they're better made and there are some differences.

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#4449125 - 07/04/17 08:27 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: stephen9666]
Lubener Offline


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Cheaper even when the 20-25 percent coupon is used at Harbor Freight?
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#4449131 - 07/04/17 08:34 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: sprite1741]
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Registered: 06/26/14
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Originally Posted By: sprite1741
Harbor freight is 25% off today with coupon. Used it to put my 4cyl head back on, axel nuts on the GP and wheel torque. Perfect for home use. Mine was $9.95 years ago for 1/2 inch clicker. Checked it with a shops Snap On tool on my axel nuts a few weeks ago at 118 ft lbs after changing hubs and it was right on.




HERE'S the database of HF coupons. There's one there for $9.99 torque wrenches, any size.
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#4449134 - 07/04/17 08:36 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: mobilaltima]
mobilaltima Offline


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Ill pass on the HF wrenches. Bought some a few years ago they went in the garbage after one use
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#4449136 - 07/04/17 08:37 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: stephen9666]
Nukeman7 Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
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Loc: Virginia, USA
Originally Posted By: stephen9666
The HF torque wrenches are OK. But if you want an affordable torque wrench, the Tekton ones are significantly nicer for not a lot more money. They are made in Taiwan. They look similar to the HF wrenches, but they're better made and there are some differences.


I agree on the Tekton, but I just bought a mid-level, Taiwan made Capri Tools 1/4" clicker from Amazon and I love it!

1/4" Capri Torque Wrench

It has the diamond rubber grip and a nice metal retracting locking ring which is very intuitive to use.

In fact, I'm going to order a Capri Tools 1/2" model today to replace my trusty, but well worn, 1/2" Craftsman torque wrench (circa 1995).

1/2" Capri Tools Torque Wrench

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#4449139 - 07/04/17 08:40 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: mobilaltima]
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Registered: 11/20/06
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Look at the Kobalt 1/2 and 3/8 and the Tekton 1/4 at Lowe's, for the money they are pretty decent.
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#4449146 - 07/04/17 08:45 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: mobilaltima]
mobilaltima Offline


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I have considered the Kobalt ones, though being Taiwan made Angle Repair wont service or calibrate them. They only take in US made wrenches
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#4449164 - 07/04/17 08:58 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: mobilaltima]
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Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 1976
Loc: Upper Midwest by the Lakes USA
Originally Posted By: mobilaltima
Ill pass on the HF wrenches. Bought some a few years ago they went in the garbage after one use


Can you elaborate. I have one and am wondering if I unwittingly am doing harm.

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#4449176 - 07/04/17 09:10 AM Re: torque wrenches [Re: SumpChump]
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Registered: 07/03/05
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Originally Posted By: SumpChump
Originally Posted By: mobilaltima
Ill pass on the HF wrenches. Bought some a few years ago they went in the garbage after one use


Can you elaborate. I have one and am wondering if I unwittingly am doing harm.


I have a few and for the money I found them to be pretty good. For jobs like torquing down lug nuts, the filter cap on my Pentastar engine, or scope mounts they've been very good, and accurate. Would I build a race car engine with one? No. But for what I use them for they've been very good, and save wear and tear on my more expensive torque wrenches.
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