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 Post subject: Torque wrench
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:03 am 
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I need a torque wrench any affordable recommendations?

Would you recommend Draper or should I spend more?

C 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:12 am 
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I am not a lover of anything Halfords but their Professional range of tools is pretty well priced.....

Is it car / bike you want ?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:16 am 
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Bike... thinking of getting something like this but getting the allen key bits for the bike

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Any experience with these??


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:44 am 
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Anything cheap will be inaccurate after a few uses and not really worth the effort. If you can afford it the Halfords ones are great and stay accurate for ages, they're not cheap but worth the investment IMHO.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:02 am 
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Ive got two Halfords Pro range torque wrenches and for the money I cant fault them.
But Jujupunk stay clear of that type of wrench their crap.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:19 am 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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The deflection type pic above are ok but they do require a steady hand and Sharp eye I use norbars trutorqe range pricey but worth it as I'm always using them a few times each week if your on a budget save a little and get a halfords one you won't go far wrong with its life time warranty


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:10 pm 
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jujupunk wrote:
Bike... thinking of getting something like this but getting the allen key bits for the bike

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Any experience with these??


That is far too innaccurate for anything on a bike. You really need a dinky little 1/4" drive jobby with calibration 0-20 Nm or thereabouts.
Something like this cheapy; http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=11142


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:30 pm 
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the only problem with the halfrauds jobbies is they don't sell one that measures below 10nm. A lot of the stuff that needs to be torqued on a push bike requires values around the 5-6nm range hence I'm still looking for one thats measures from 0nm upwards so thanks for the Chain Reaction link, didn't think to look there ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:02 pm 
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The little one Ive got from Halfords starts at 8-60 Nm, 6-45 lbf.ft, 3/8" Drive, Model No 200238.


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Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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Norbar trutorqe 0-20nm will set you back £70 cheaper if you shop around taylors in Lowestoft is the cheapest I've found but only takes cheques or cash though


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