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torque wrench

i'm looking to pick up a torque wrench so i can work on the bike etc.
anyone have an suggestions as to what i should get? i've been looking around and there seems to be a lotta variety in terms of torque range, drive size etc. thanks!
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My brother in law let me borrow his $89 Craftsman torque wrench and it only went to 80 lbs. Since I needed 83 lbs for the rear axle, he got one from his work and he said that thing cost about $200. Jesus!
I was thinking about buying one, but no way in hell I feel like paying that much.

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this is the one i have, i beat the hell out of it with no problems. it has the measurement listed in inch/lbs, but you just multiply the ft/lbs you need by 12 and it works out fine.

on sale right now for $13

http://www.toolking.com/mechanics/view.asp?id=519

they also have a lot of other cheap torque wrenches.


and as far as the 80ft/lbs vs. the 83ft/lbs. on the rear axle...

you reach a point at about 80ft/lbs where the rear wheel starts coming up off the ground. as long as you get that to happen it should be tight enough.
 
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here's the one i've got... http://store.summitracing.com/partde...57#largerimage

i've tried a couple but really like this one. it's been great so far. i've used it on the bike, my truck, and racecar. i've always liked the click style when it reaches the desired torque, as opposed to the kind w/ the breakaway neck. just my preference...

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I bought a Husky torque wrench from Home Depot, which has a lifetime warranty. The range is from 10-100 ft/lbs. I think the price was around $59.99. Craftsman doesn't have lifetime warranty on their torque wrenches...just one year.
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I just use my internal torque wrench, and on the back axle I use feet pounds...with my foot wrench! LOL

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My brother in law let me borrow his $89 Craftsman torque wrench and it only went to 80 lbs. Since I needed 83 lbs for the rear axle, he got one from his work and he said that thing cost about $200. Jesus!
I was thinking about buying one, but no way in hell I feel like paying that much.

That's a lot for a Craftsmen Torque wrench....they usually go for like $69 at Sears and sometimes go on sale for $59. You have the 1/4 inch drive, which goes to 80 lbs. Yeah, you need the 1/2 inch drive which goes over 100 foot lbs for the rear axle bolt (and the like). I bought mine from Sears for $69 also!! Don't try and go cheap on this part as you want your torque specs to be accurate, otherwise, why use one!

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I said in the other post I have the Snap-On I love it!!!!!! Its a 3/8 drive that goes to 100 lbs Its digital,vibrates, and lets you know the exact torque setting. It can be recalibrated for like $20. With a standard wrench you have to 0 out the wrench or it will be off after time. Since it doesn't click I don't have busted knuckles, well from a torque wrench anyways. Once again I paid through the roof but I will have it forever!!!!!!!
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