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Old 02-11-2012, 10:31 PM
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torque wrench question

Ok so I know nothing about torque wrenches&I know I need to learn.I have something that has to be tightend down to 72 in lbs 12 in lbs @ a time.But all of the torque wrenches I find start off @ 5 ft lbs or 20.Sorry so green on this but please any help would be great!

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Old 02-11-2012, 11:32 PM
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Forget finding torque wrench with lb/in at Sears. Try a tool supply house in your area. Or look online to locate one.
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Yeah Ive been looking online the problem is I cant find one that will do 12 ft inches is 1 ft lb only 5 ft lbs&up is what I can find.
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Ok so I know nothing about torque wrenches&I know I need to learn.I have something that has to be tightend down to 72 in lbs 12 in lbs @ a time.But all of the torque wrenches I find start off @ 5 ft lbs or 20.Sorry so green on this but please any help would be great!
Craftsman makes a 25-250 in/lb. torque wrench. But to get the first 12 in/lb. increment would take a wrench w/more range than one starting at 25 in/lb.

Is this some kind of precision assembly? For the best accuracy you'd like a tool that had a range that puts your final torque value near the mid point of the tools range. That would be a wrench w/a 150 in/lb capacity in your case, although the 250 in/lb wrench will work for most cases. I have 1/4" drive torque wrenches that would work well, but you might find the cost high for the limited use you will likely ever have for one.
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Craftsman makes a 25-250 in/lb. torque wrench. But to get the first 12 in/lb. increment would take a wrench w/more range than one starting at 25 in/lb.

Is this some kind of precision assembly? For the best accuracy you'd like a tool that had a range that puts your final torque value near the mid point of the tools range. That would be a wrench w/a 150 in/lb capacity in your case, although the 250 in/lb wrench will work for most cases. I have 1/4" drive torque wrenches that would work well, but you might find the cost high for the limited use you will likely ever have for one.
What Im gonna be using it for is to replace my plenum gasket&install a new belly pan on my dd&the specs say when putting the intake back on it has to be torqued down 48 inch lbs in 12 in lbs incraments.Now on my other car with my performer intake I just make sure there snug but I was told itz important to do this ine to spec.So Im looking
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Torque wrenches w/that kind of range are also used in the auto industry for setting up steering gears and setting differentials up. Thing is I wouldn't expect anyone to loan out their tools.

I doubt the parts stores have that small of a torque wrench to loan out, but you might give them a try.
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Just noticed I out a g instead of an h in wrench.Anyways I will be looking for one.Ill try the parts store&look more online.Seems crappy to buy one I may not use much.But hey thats life right!
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If u know anybody that works on Cummins engines (Bigger engines) like the old ntc350 etc. they will have one.It is used to set the injectors,I have a Snap On dial indicator wrench that would fit your needs,If I was closer Id loan it to u.
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Guys I just googled inch pound torque wrench and came up with dozen of sellers. Prices under $30. Amazon. No problems
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Try auto transmission repair shops...there are parts of auto trans that require torque specs in that range....might work a deal with one of them....just a thought..
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If u know anybody that works on Cummins engines (Bigger engines) like the old ntc350 etc. they will have one.It is used to set the injectors,I have a Snap On dial indicator wrench that would fit your needs,If I was closer Id loan it to u.
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Guys I just googled inch pound torque wrench and came up with dozen of sellers. Prices under $30. Amazon. No problems
thanks jusr wnt on amazon&searched&found one
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