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Old 01-03-2009, 10:31 AM
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Cheap torque wrench?

I was wondering if anybody has tested their China torque wrench for accuracy?
I am getting in to the top end of my motorcycle and I need to torque the heads pretty accurately.
I have a Great Neck 1/2" clicker I bought at a flea market when I was like 16..

I have heard that even great quality torque wrenches need re calibrating ever so often..
Anybody know how to test them?

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:34 AM
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I remember reading a thread not too long ago about this. Someone posted details about making a home test and calibration rig using a bearing and jug of water.
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For your reading enjoyment:Torque wrench calibration


Just as a note, the one I was asking about in that thread was so far off as checked on a beam and a calibrated new one that I decided to ask Santa for a new 3/8" inch pounder - and I'm still waiting but have a bunch of gift cards to use up for gadgets .

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Old 01-03-2009, 12:56 PM
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Thanks guys!

I don't know how I missed that whole thread..

Dave is your inaccurate wrench a cheap one?
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Thanks guys!

I don't know how I missed that whole thread..

Dave is your inaccurate wrench a cheap one?

No, unfortunately. It was a 'surplus' military US made wrench that was purchased, though new, complete with cosmoline or whatever protective goo - you know, the cheapest of the bidders (Uncle Sam and me )
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Dang.. That does not give me much hope for mine then..
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