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torque wrench #4627245
01/07/18 06:41 PM
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mobilaltima Offline OP
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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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Re: torque wrench [Re: mobilaltima] #4627252
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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.

Re: torque wrench [Re: mobilaltima] #4627255
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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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Re: torque wrench [Re: mobilaltima] #4627370
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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.

Re: torque wrench [Re: das_peikko] #4627565
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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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