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#4764936 - 05/22/18 12:57 PM Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting
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Registered: 05/21/17
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My torque wrench arrived today with the torque setting pre-set on it at 40+ ft*lbs. I've checked calibration paperwork and it has been calibrated over 6 months ago. With that said, I believe it won't be as accurate as advertised (+/- 4%) due to lengthy storage with the spring loaded. Correct if I'm wrong here folks, never had torque wrenches before. PS. wrench can be easily returned which is exactly what I was planning to do unless you guys can convince me opposite. Million thanks
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#4764944 - 05/22/18 01:04 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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What’s the lowest setting?
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#4764947 - 05/22/18 01:05 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: E150GT]
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10lbs it is
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#4764972 - 05/22/18 01:30 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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In my opinion I don't think 6 months is long enough for metal springs to take a significant set at 40 ft-lbs.

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#4764975 - 05/22/18 01:32 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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What's the scale/range for the torque wrench? We keep our torque wrenches set to 20% full-scale at work (aerospace) and I've done the same at home. Personally anywhere in the 0-20% of full-scale I'd be comfortable with.

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#4764976 - 05/22/18 01:36 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
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the range is 10-150 and it has been set at 41-42ft*lbs which puts it at around 28%. deal breaker or not?
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#4764977 - 05/22/18 01:40 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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Originally Posted By: parshisa
the range is 10-150 and it has been set at 41-42ft*lbs which puts it at around 28%. deal breaker or not?


If you have nothing to compare it against, you may as well return it.
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#4765040 - 05/22/18 02:41 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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Originally Posted By: maxdustington
If you have nothing to compare it against, you may as well return it.

Balderdash!!!
Just do a test.

Attach a socket and clamp the socket in a bench vise.
Then hang the appropriate weight at the end of the handle for your moment arm and wrench setting.
Does it click when it should?!?

You don't even need adjustable weights.
Just turn the wrench til it clicks during the test and calculate if your weight is correct.

This isn't rocket surgery....


Edited by Imp4 (05/22/18 02:47 PM)
Edit Reason: Like 6 different changes
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#4765167 - 05/22/18 04:14 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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Where did everybody go?!?
Are you all out calibrating your torque wrenches?!?
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#4765187 - 05/22/18 04:28 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: Imp4]
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haha, I actually thought about doing this but unfortunately I have nothing of the known weight in the house...bummer

any other ideas?
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#4765223 - 05/22/18 05:15 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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Originally Posted By: parshisa
haha, I actually thought about doing this but unfortunately I have nothing of the known weight in the house...bummer

any other ideas?


A gallon of water is 8 lbs. Get a few old milk jugs on a string.

If you can find something 40 ish lbs, weigh yourself, then weigh again holding the object and do subtraction.

Buy a dumbbell from walmart and save the receipt.

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#4765301 - 05/22/18 06:30 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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Tested the wrench against the factory torque transmission fill plug (32 ft*lbs) and it clicked out at this setting. There were factory marked and it hasn't moved at all. At least it's not overtorqueing connection, that's good.
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#4765319 - 05/22/18 06:45 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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That's a somewhat false test as you get breakaway torque trying to start from a standstill. You could match-mark the drain plug, loosen it slightly with a normal wrench, then retorque it with your tq wrench.

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#4765347 - 05/22/18 07:16 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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Registered: 08/06/11
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We need to over-think this just a bit more. One of you engineering types lookup how much 40ft/lbs will stretch in a 1" long, 1/4" diameter grade 5 bolt. Slip on a spacer, apply the torque and mic' the length. Now he can test his wrench. Now if he ever uses anti-seize, thredlock or lubricant (by accident or design) all bets are off. crazy
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#4765370 - 05/22/18 07:43 PM Re: Torque wrench arrived with 40ft*lbs setting [Re: parshisa]
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How bad do you think spring manufacturing is?

Seventy years ago, sure, I wouldn't trust the spring to not change rate. But steel is much better understood, and a spring used within it's proper range is going to retain calibration for your lifetime.



Edited by djb (05/22/18 07:43 PM)

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