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    Craftsman Digital Torque Wrenches

    Any thoughts or experience on these? They seem to have good reviews.

    http://www.sears.com/craftsman-1-2-i...7&blockType=G7


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    I've always used $8 Harbor Freight torque wrenches for my cycles and now my ski... lol

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    I measured my in-lb HF torque wrench vs craftsman vs calibrated snapon, I promptly threw out the HF wrench, went all craftsman, mechanical all sizes (50% sale, happens often) and a digital 250 ft-lb. Good stuff for regular use. Oh results were as follows, more or less, snapon 24 in-lbs, sears 27, HF 48.

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    I like to craftsman clicker type torque wrenchs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badjoka View Post
    I measured my in-lb HF torque wrench vs craftsman vs calibrated snapon, I promptly threw out the HF wrench, went all craftsman, mechanical all sizes (50% sale, happens often) and a digital 250 ft-lb. Good stuff for regular use. Oh results were as follows, more or less, snapon 24 in-lbs, sears 27, HF 48.
    I've heard that from some people before about the ft-lb ones but as long as I leave them uncranked and crank the spring back and forth a few times if I haven't used it for awhile it seems to be ok, was pretty close to my father-in-law's craftsman testing pull with a spring scale. I do have a smaller Neiko 40-250in-lbs that's more reliable for lighter settings though...

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    Keep using that harbor frieght junk. Let us know how it works out for you.
    I have a full set of MAC tools torq wrenches as they were on sale and I needed them for my SCer stuff. This was back in 05 and still today are perfect. BUT I have heard Snap on MAC and a few others are made from the same Manufacture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water4fire View Post
    Keep using that harbor frieght junk. Let us know how it works out for you.
    Will do, no worries here, been working well all the years I've been wrenching on my cycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @JC View Post
    I've always used $8 Harbor Freight torque wrenches for my cycles and now my ski... lol
    There are many things I use HF for, such as hoists, engine stands, presses, etc . . . but there is no way could I talk myself into trusting the rebuild of my 4-Tec engine with an $8 HF torque wrench. It's just one area I feel that I need a bit of reputable precision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    There are many things I use HF for, such as hoists, engine stands, presses, etc . . . but there is no way could I talk myself into trusting the rebuild of my 4-Tec engine with an $8 HF torque wrench. It's just one area I feel that I need a bit of reputable precision.
    +2 it's like condoms, don't cheap out.

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