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#4627245 - 01/07/18 05:41 PM torque wrench
mobilaltima Offline

Registered: 02/03/11
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Loc: Golden Meadow, LA
I had every intention of buying a Kobalt 3/8 dr electronic torque wrench from Lowes yesterday, 5 to 100 ft lbs, until I discovered the actual accurate range is like any other torque wrench, 20 to 100 percent of scale, leaving it accurate from 20 to 100 ft lbs. I torque alot of things in the 10 to 18 ft lb range, is there any electronic torque wrench that would allow me to do this accurately? Snap on has a 5-100 ft lb wrench, but again, only accurate from 20 to 100 lbs.
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#4627252 - 01/07/18 05:45 PM Re: torque wrench [Re: mobilaltima]
das_peikko Offline

Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 505
Loc: San Antonio, TX
For 18 foot pounds, I'd use an inch pound torque wrench. Yes it would be close to the end of its range, but I still think it would be more accurate.

#4627255 - 01/07/18 05:49 PM Re: torque wrench [Re: mobilaltima]
Trav Offline

Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18873
Loc: MA,
Sure there is but the price is in the stratosphere ($800+ drive attachments), when dealing with low torque values like 5-20 ftlb buy an additional 1/4" inlb tool.
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#4627370 - 01/07/18 07:37 PM Re: torque wrench [Re: mobilaltima]
JLawrence08648 Offline

Registered: 01/20/17
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I have 1/4" , 3/8" , and 1/2" because I think torque wrenches are more accurate in the middle of the range rather than at the ends.

#4627565 - 01/07/18 09:51 PM Re: torque wrench [Re: das_peikko]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: das_peikko
For 18 foot pounds, I'd use an inch pound torque wrench.

100% agree. Just X 12 (because 12" = 1')
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