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Old 12-25-2005, 11:32 AM
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Merry Christmas all and quick tool question

Hey guys, hope you all have a great christmas!! I have a quick tool question because I received this as a gift. You know those torque wrenches with the needle running down indicating what torque you have as you tighten a bolt down, I have never used this particular kind of torque wrench and would like to know how accurate these are and yes I know it's alot more inconvenient to read what you're torque reading is at while you're tightening something down instead of it clicking at the appropriate spot. Should I hold onto this one since the accuracy might not diminish as I have heard that you have to check/reset your torquing constantly on the clicking ones? Thanks guys
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Generally they are very accurate, and stay that way.
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That style torque wrench is very accurate because when u get to the torque u want u stop. THey work great for setting rolling torque. I have seen people with the click style keep pulling after it clicks which overtorques or breaks the fastener.
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Torque wrenchs

First torque wrench is known as a walking beam type and they stay within calibration really well, if not abused.Used to have mine calibrated every year, (along with my clickstops), and the shop that did it always claimed the walking beam stayed well within limits.Mine is about 25 years old.
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the 1 at school, has a dial on the face, that will allow you to zero it, so it is always accurate
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Old 12-25-2005, 01:22 PM
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Thanks guys for re-assuring me . I had a feeling this might be a pretty accurate tool but was kinda iffy at first because I haven't used that particular type before but I didn't want to put it down before I even tried it. Thanks again and I'll probably hold onto this one for a good while before and if I decide to get those expensive clicking ones which could just be a big hassle trying to keep those accurate. I have a feeling I'm going to like this one, old school and accurate with no re-calibration required.
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Your beam wrench is as accurate the guy using it and will stay that way but should be checked occasionaly. A click wrench will also stay accurate if you don't keep pulling after the click and return it to zero after every use. My Proto Clickstop has only needed adjusting once since it was new in 1963. I dropped it 20 feet.
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Old 12-25-2005, 04:02 PM
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Ah, that's good to know I forgot about whether you had to return it to 0 every time or if you had to keep some setting on it. I just hope they made them like they used to and maybe one of those clickstops will last as long as yours has, even with the 20 ft drop lol. Still made it out ok even after that haha, gotta love old school things sometimes.
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