Thread: Torque Wrenches..........
12-27-2007, 06:36 PM #1
Who is using what.I have a nice 'clicker' Proto but have been looking at the digital Snap-on.Im not a full time mechanic,but a good high dollar torque wrench is very valuable when building these watercraft motors.Im in the market and want some feedback.There are several wrenches im looking at now.Just want some other views.Thanks
Also,10-100 ft lbs is all i need.
12-27-2007, 06:41 PM #2
Just watch, the (aircraft mechanics) that work on our airplanes get theirs calibrated right out of the box. Federal requirement. You would be amazed how off the tolerances are of these things out of the box. Some are perfectly fine and others are way off. Only way to find out is to have your checked. By the way once calibrated they work as they should. Its just a matter of who assembled it and how quick.
I am talking about BIG name brands not just sears brands either!
12-27-2007, 06:56 PM #3
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i have both the 3/8 and 1/2" snap-on techwrench, they are a little pricey but you pay for what you get. Had them re-calibrated not long ago and they where less than .5% off spec. and they are three years old. I recommend them.
12-27-2007, 06:59 PM #4
When I was working Aircraft as a A&P Wrench I had Mine calibrated once a year. The first time it was off like 1-2 lbft. after that it stayed within tolerance till I stopped working on AC 10+ years. It is a craftsman clicker.
12-27-2007, 07:06 PM #5
I use the snap on click type for home. At work they use the same. But the companey I work for we have to calabrate them every time we use them or any time we change to a diffrent tourque. We work on locomotives!!!!!! One under or over tourqued bolt can lead to thousands of $$$$.
12-27-2007, 07:11 PM #6
12-27-2007, 07:12 PM #7
Not trying to get off topic here, but where would you get a torque wrench calibrated?
Last edited by dhoad; 12-27-2007 at 08:01 PM. Reason: doh
12-27-2007, 07:14 PM #8
12-27-2007, 07:14 PM #9
I use the clicker type Snap-on. Like to see what I'm doing and making sure everything is straight instead of reading a gauge. They probably beep or something but I'm just not the skilled.
12-27-2007, 07:15 PM #10
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