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Old 08-27-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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i was organizing my tools and what do i find? somebody cranked my $300 1/4" torque wrench to maximum i dont know how long it sat that way but i have a good idea about who did it, interrogations will begin shortly enough, but in the mean time, does anyone know how i could check calibration without sending it off to matco? i was thinking using another torque wrench that is known good and comparing them on a bolt
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That'* about the only way I could think to do it, but I prolly still wouldn't trust it. I'd be much more satisfied with sending it to Matco and having them replace the spring or verify the calibration on it.
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there are companies that do TQ calibration.....find one on your area
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I've left torque on a wrench before and then had it tested. Usually doesn't hurt it.
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I'm not sure how much calibration cost, but for the cost of shipping, you can send it to me and I can check calibration for you.
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I needs to be calibrated...that is why I have a loaner torque wrench...my Snap-On torque wrench always stays with me.
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Needle torque wrenches FTW!
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