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Best torque wrench for the money.

What do you think the best torque wrench is for the money.

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Old 02-02-2011, 05:38 PM
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Here's 5 pages on this, Probably more in the search.HF Torque Wrench.

I have a crafstman clicker and a beam and a blackhawk clicker also. But there are some out there that are alot better but for alot more money too.

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Get a beam type. Preferably one made in the USA.
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Prior to retirement, calibrating torque wrenches was part of my job. For what it's worth, the ones that were the best performing, and needing less attention overall, were the older Proto click type wrenches. We calibrated Uticas, Snap-ons, Protos, Williams, etc. The old Protos rarely needed adjustment. We had some brand-new wrenches (even Proto) that failed to meet our criteria, even though they were supposedly calibrated at manufacture. Our requirements were that they meet +/- 4% in the clockwise direction, and +/- 6% in the CCW direction. It seems like some cost-cutting measures must have been incorporated in the manufacture of the newer wrenches, including plastic locking collars, etc. I personally own several Craftsman torque wrenches, and calibrated each one. I purchased them because of the low cost, but truthfully, they are of poor quality compared to the older Proto wrenches.
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Try gearwrench, they are made in the usa
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Teng tools Is abrand that i strongly recomend with Life time warranty.
I only use teng tools they are the best tools ive ever used. they are expensive but u just have to by them once. they are made in sweeden and i Can promiss that the best kvality in the world comes from Scandinavia!

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Yes, I have seen some quality stuff from Finland, but unfortunately, they have not been on our trading list very long. Throw in the 40% import tax and only the truely hard to fin items will show up here.

I thought beam torque wrenches were fine until a high skilled, high tolerance worker made me do some informal testing with two of his known good torque wrenches. I could get good repeatable results with the clicker, but was erratic with the beam, especially in the higher torque ranges. I have an old K-D that has served me well. It has the very fine ratcheting feature that I find beneficial in tight places. It is set to O every time it is stowed in its box. I have two old Craftsman beams that I use on non critical stuff. One is a small inch # that is used on the low torque stuff.
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I am looking for another torque wrench because my other one broke. It was a cheap unknown brand. Is Neiko or S&K a good brand? I seen a few reviews for the torque wrenches.
Top 3 Torque Wrench | Device Raters

I am looking for something that is cost effective and won't break on me. Anyone got any other suggestions?
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I am looking for another torque wrench because my other one broke. It was a cheap unknown brand. Is Neiko or S&K a good brand? I seen a few reviews for the torque wrenches.
Top 3 Torque Wrench | Device Raters

I am looking for something that is cost effective and won't break on me. Anyone got any other suggestions?
I have two Husky brand from Home Depot (p/n's 39103 and 39104). They're pretty decent tools for the money IMHO.
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I suggest you go to a popular site like AMAZON and plug in whatever manufacturer numbers you have. That site you reference is one I've never heard of and appears to be someone's supplier 'paid for' site:
Amazon.com: Torque wrenches Amazon.com: Torque wrenches

I have a Wright 4478 30-250#, purchased new (and cheap!!) years ago from Ebay which seems to stay right on the money for accuracy. I have an army 'surplus' inch pound Mossberg (yep, they made them for Uncle) that also has been very good. Then for close is good enough, I have a PA Sturdevent (think Craftsman) beam that I use for lug nuts, spring U-bolts, etc, and the 5th wheel hitch.

(I just looked at the current price of the Wright - OMG !!!)
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Beam type of high quality is most accurate IMHO.

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I have always been pleased with my Proto clicker torque wrenches. Although I think Stanley owns them now.
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I have no Idea about this.
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have the HF 1/2" one...works fine for what I need.

Think I paid $14.99
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There was a torque wrench test/review in one of the hot rod mags a few months ago with somewhat surprising results, the cheap HF wrench was one of the most accurate. What a review like this won't tell you, however, is the tool's durability or accuracy over time...

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