Torque Wrench

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  1. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Hi chaps.

    Want to purchase a torque wrench but not too clued up. Primarily going to be used for changing wheels.
    1/2” drive looks the way forward.
    Anyone recommend me something?
    Don’t want budget or top end products though!
    Thanks in advance
     
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  5. Big Ben

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    Do you use it on your wheels mate or for work? Quite cheap. Looks ok though
     
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    i use it for the wheels and any other bits i need.
     
  7. Micah

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    I'd personally buy something branded, I only happened upon mine by accident. It was £35 at the time so has gone up slightly.
    Only reason I say that is I know it's been calibrated properly.
     
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    i certainly did..awesome thing to have..it even sorted @Benno's stubborn spacer bolts!!
     
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    1/2 drive & up to 200nm should see you good!

    just remember once used wind back to 0 so it doesnt go out of calibration
     
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    Cheers Foxy
     
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  13. Cossers

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    I have three teng tools wrenches, great quality, found I needed three to cover all the ranges and accuracy
     
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    I have 1/2 and 3/8 drive Draper Expert torque wrenches.
     
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    Personally, i would think twice before buying 18£ torque wrench.
    Okay, if only job is torque wheel bolts maybe then it will be fine..

    I have :

    Biltema 1/2" 40-250nm
    Proxxon 1/4" 4-36nm

    Those were something like 50-80£ / each and shipped with calibrating papers.
     
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    I'm sure there are fantastic for a mechanic like yourself but as you said, Ben is just changing wheels here lol.
     
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  19. Helpimonfire

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    Another vote for the Laser Tools 1/2" torque wrench from me. I picked mine up from Toolstation when it was on offer for about £28. Awesome bit of kit, came in a moulded case too with a certificate of calibration too.
     
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  20. tombate911

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    I'm using one of these for the past 18 months, like you say comes with a case and cal cert. Regularly check it with my friends more expensive and calibrated torque wrench to make sure it's still close enough to what I need it to be.
     
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