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    Looking for a good deal on an acceptable torque wrench

    Don't leave your torque wrenches set at a spec always store the torque wrench at 0. They should never be left on a setting. Leaving it at a setting can cause it to loose calibration over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shreddin22 View Post
    Don't leave your torque wrenches set at a spec always store the torque wrench at 0. They should never be left on a setting. Leaving it at a setting can cause it to loose calibration over time.
    So glad I posted before I went to bed. Thank you.

    Bought torque wrenches yesterday, storing both at 0 now. Hopefully the one day of leaving them on a setting won't be a problem.

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    Looking for a good deal on an acceptable torque wrench

    No you will be fine. I am professional car mechanic. Once in a gray moon it's fine but leaving it set for long will cause it to become miscalibrated. Your fine :-)

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    I have 2 Harbor freight torque wrenches, and my girlfriends father was curious so he tested them on a torque measuring thing.. And they were surprisingly accurate, low and high torque. So that seems like a good deal to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    I have 2 Harbor freight torque wrenches, and my girlfriends father was curious so he tested them on a torque measuring thing.. And they were surprisingly accurate, low and high torque. So that seems like a good deal to me.

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    good to hear. I used to borrow Harborfreight wrenches 15 years ago and thought of them having the same accuracy as the plastic handled Craftsman of the day. Recently bought a $9 harborfreight 1/4" torque wrench was sort of disappointed in how much more 'cheap' they feel now, the clicker lever is stamped steel now instead of the solid metal one they used to have. But if its accurate good enough for this hack.

    Was hoping someone would post something like an iGaging caliper find, cheap and accurate.

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    Re: Looking for a good deal on an acceptable torque wrench

    Harbor freight also sells a digital one that goes on to any ratchet

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    I went with the craftsman beam type for under $20. It's a solid tool if you don't need to fancy clicky stuff, and handles the heavier jobs on my bike well. I also grabbed the Park tw-1 for smaller measurements and that's equally good. With how often I actually use these things - since they are beam types, there is no worry of them not working from sitting unused for a few months/years.

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