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Old 01-05-2014, 07:29 PM   #1
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Ok so what brand are u guys using for inch pound torque wrenches?
Should I be looking for a Snap On... Or....???
How accurate are they? My last one (which I dropped) I did not trust at all.
Do them Come in a case like my large Maximum Breaker/Lug Torque r?
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Torin Jacks 1-2" Adjustable Torque Wrench - Walmart.com

Under $30, no case, works great.

Sucky thing is that it only has a range of 10-150 ft. lbs.

Good enough for what I need.
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Thanks for the reply but I am after an accurate inch pound torque wrench~~~!!
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I went with a HFT one because it was on sale for like 9.99, I got it for like 15.00 or so after shipping, it is not on sale now, but they frequently go on sale.
It worked for mi UIM/LIM job, does not seem too bad to be so cheap.
3.4 stars with 59 reviews is not too bad..
It comes in that same kind of case.

1/4" Torque Wrench - 20-200 in. lbs.
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seems the hf ones are decent enough i have had my ftlb one for a long time and have had no issues with it. and i use it pretty frequently. inch lb i use so infrequently i just borrowed from work. it was alot more extensive but its electrically insulated for battery terminals
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I have a Craftsman I bought in 2009, has worked well for me up to this point
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I just checked Sears Canada site for a craftsman inch lb, nothing. (really)?? WTF
Going to have to call them.
I did find this one at Princess auto: 1/4 in. dr Click Type Torque Wrench | Princess Auto
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That might do for $20? Similar to the HFT and same specs +- 4% accuracy, 20-200in lb.
Good Lord it is hard to get stuff in this country. and our websites SUCK!
Nothing in MasterCraft Or Maximum at Canadian Tire either.... REALLY..WTF ??
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Oh crap didn't realize you were up there. That'* gotta suck for finding stuff
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i have an electronic snap on inch/ft/neuton torque wrench and it is dead on the spot and even vibrates when u get to the correct torque!!
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I have gotten by with a craftsman 3/8" drive torque wrench; I believe it will do up to 250 inch pounds. I think it cost 39.00 on sale. If your looking for something more precise you can go with a westward, basco or proto dial torque wrench. These will run 250.00 on up depending on drive size. I've never seen the need for a 1/4 drive torque wrench. I've done enough wrenching to know when I'm over tightening with the smaller fasteners. I have a used 1/2 drive torque wrench which again is not high end at all but works for giving me a pretty close enough torque for items like lug nuts and suspension related nuts. I used to work at a dealership and if your just starting out you can get by with a H.F. pittsburg torque wrench. In car repair you really don't need a precision torque wrench for most applications. If your working on aircraft or in the aeronautical repair then you would want more precision.
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