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which torque wrench should i get #5282192 12/01/19 04:43 PM
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wanna get a new 1/2" . i am torn between a split beam and a digital. i will use it mainly to torque lug nuts . i already have a couple of clickers and want to try something else . of these 2 which one would best suit my needs

https://www.amazon.com/Precision-In...SFIM/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8


https://www.amazon.com/GEARWRENCH-85077-Electronic-Torque-Wrench/dp/B01AY0JG0U/ref=sr_1_11?crid=3BIH2RZ8M52WA&keywords=torque+wrench+digital+1%2F2+inch+drive&qid=1575240207&sprefix=torque+wrench+digital+1%2F2%2Caps%2C213&sr=8-11

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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: WhyMe] #5282204 12/01/19 04:55 PM
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go for the split beam! reliable and accurate. no need for electronics in a torque wrench..the precision ones are good for the money


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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: justintendo] #5282286 12/01/19 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by justintendo
go for the split beam! reliable and accurate. no need for electronics in a torque wrench..the precision ones are good for the money


So how do you know you have reached the torque without feeling a click from a clicker or a beep from an electronic one?

Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: WhyMe] #5282292 12/01/19 06:54 PM
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My $10 1/2" drive torque wrench from HF works just fine on lug nuts. Enjoy your new tool.

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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: WhyMe] #5282303 12/01/19 07:08 PM
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It's my understanding that the split beam ones never need to be calibrated.


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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: atikovi] #5282328 12/01/19 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by justintendo
go for the split beam! reliable and accurate. no need for electronics in a torque wrench..the precision ones are good for the money


So how do you know you have reached the torque without feeling a click from a clicker or a beep from an electronic one?


Split beams provide a click as well that is also felt in the wrench.

Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: WhyMe] #5282333 12/01/19 07:39 PM
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I have owned the Tekton from Amazon in ft lbs and inch lbs for the past four years. I have used it for everything you can think of automotive related and they work very well and are not expensive.

Of course, I always store them with no tension on them ever and that probably helps keep these in good shape.


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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: WhyMe] #5282342 12/01/19 07:45 PM
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Member Traction posted a calibration on his Precision brand beam wrench. It needed no adjustment after 8 years of use!!

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...got-torque-wrench-calibrated#Post5126040


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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: WhyMe] #5282354 12/01/19 08:02 PM
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+1 on the split beam, perfect for what you need.


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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: WhyMe] #5282423 12/01/19 09:23 PM
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I have that exact split beam and love it. Just used it yesterday when I swapped in the winter tires. It's great to be able to leave the wrench at the torque setting you already need (or at least a close range), and not to have to deal with dead batteries.

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Digital would be expensive and an overkill. Split beam or regular clicker are both suitable. As a general rule, the better torque wrenches are substantially longer that the cheapo ones and are easier to use.


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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: totegoat] #5282526 12/02/19 01:03 AM
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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: totegoat] #5282541 12/02/19 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by totegoat
My $10 1/2" drive torque wrench from HF works just fine on lug nuts. Enjoy your new tool.


I just bought the 1/2" clicker type($10) from Harbor Freight to keep in the car/trunk with my tire repair kit and tire inflator. I also just bought the 100 psi tire inflator from HF(tested ed by Project Farm) for trunk storage only.


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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: redbone3] #5286254 12/05/19 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by redbone3
Digital would be expensive and an overkill. Split beam or regular clicker are both suitable. As a general rule, the better torque wrenches are substantially longer that the cheapo ones and are easier to use.


I have multiple torque wrenches but recently added both of the new HF Quinn digital torque wrenches to my tool set and I’m loving them. 3/8 and 1/2 drive the smaller good for 5/100ftlbs the larger good for 12.5-250ftlbs both have great features too and also do n-m, ftlbs, inchlbs,& kgcm. Both are very accurate as well. I think they are priced right.

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Re: which torque wrench should i get [Re: WhyMe] #5286371 12/05/19 07:37 PM
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Unlike all other torque wrenches, the HF Quinn digital models don't mention any accuracy loss below 20% of full scale. Interesting.

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