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Old 02-27-2006, 11:22 AM   #1
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OK, never owned a torque wrench, so I never paid much attention to stuff like this but ---

Should I get one that reads inch pounds or foot pounds?

What'* the lowest reading I will need? I found one that I like that will read as low as 10 foot pounds. Another that reads as low as 25 inch pounds

Yeah, kind of a newb question for a vet, but I haven't touch a torque wrench since I was an aircraft weapons system repairman 20 years ago......
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I have both in a couple of differents sizes. If you're looking to buy just one, the one that reads in foot-pounds is the one that you will use more often.
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what ever tool you choose...get a GOOD quality one....
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i have only once run into a case where i needed inch pounds... and i converted it into foot pounds...
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Get both. I have one of each as well. And, don't buy the analog style ones. Buy one that clicks when you reach the torque.

My inch pounds wrench is 10-125. My foot pounds wrench is 10-150.
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