When buying a torque wrench, decide if measuring or torquing in the CCW direct is important to you,
lots of bargain torque wrenches only work in one direction!
Key thing is to stay away from Torque Sticks on impact guns, they never worked but were 'fast' for rushed mechanics!
If you tried one, measure the release torque with a torque wrench, you'd be surprised how far off they are!BAD NEWS: TORQUE STICKS ní IMPACT GUNShttps://app.box.com/s/g8s47dm0woyz65ybundz
you post that torque stick scam way too much.. that article itself is nearly a scam.
They dont go into detail and ignore common knowledge to help their point.
Did you even read that poorly written ignorant article?
I particularly like how they feel your wheels are overtightened because they dont allow for
the lug nuts to sit over the winter get salted etc..
no they will tell you if they are tightened to 70lb-ft it should only take 70 lb-ft to remove them YEARS LATER.
Torque sticks arent fraudulent they require
A) a non idiot operator
B) the correct torque sticks with the correct impact wrench.
if you use torque sticks that were designed for a 300lb-ft impact with a 1200lb-ft impact yes they wont be accurate. If you hammer down for 90seconds.. yes they will overtighten.
I used the HF torque sticks with my IR electric impact rated at 300lb-ft
and they were very consistent. of course I would final tighten with a torque wrench.
That all being said my dewalt dcf899 on setting 1 is very good at tightening to about 60lb-ft so that works for me.. and of course final tighten with torque wrench.