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Old 10-28-2005, 01:48 PM
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Torque Wrenches

Ok, Im geating sick of buying cheap torque wrenches over the years (made in China) and decided I want to go all out and get one of them Snap On vibrating ones. One that is a 3/8" drive and with a flex head, I have been trying to find a good one but no one here has any, the best I've come accross so far is a "Beta" brand (made in Italy). But when I asked about the features the salesman was clue less.

I will be using this new torque wrench to put my new 350 together and wanted everyone's opinion on them

What torque range should I look for?
3/8" or 1/2" drive
Who has one?

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Old 10-28-2005, 02:45 PM
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i would get a 3/8 drive one and a 1/2 one.
i dont like using adapters to torque down important fansers.( and some times with adapter it will not fit in a tight space,
what are range 3/8?and the 1/2?(ft,pounds,ect)
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:49 PM
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I haven't checked lately,but I've seen Snap On Tech Wrenches on E-bay.New,they sell for $300 to $380,depending on model.This is the electronic one that both vibrates and givees a tone when you reach the set torque.
For engine assembly,I'd go with the 1/2 drive with a range up to 150 ft/lbs.The 3/8 drive maxes out at 100 ft/lbs.
I just bought both sizes,and although I haven't used them much,they seem to be accurate,much easier to use when working with different units(ft/lb-in/lb-n/m) and I'm satisfied with them.

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Old 10-28-2005, 06:49 PM
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You should try to find a torque wrench with a dial rather than a click type. You would be amazed at how many people pull well past the intended torque the wrench clicks at. Snap on has some very good ones. Their dial type wrenches are rated accurate to +/- 2% and the clickers are rated to +/- 4%.

You should also have any torque wrench regularly checked for calibration. Ours at work have to be checked for calibration every 30 days.
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