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Hayato
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Torque Wrench Reply with quote

Hello,
I've bought a click type torque wrench.
The torque adjust is made by a micrometer.

Well, the scale ranges from 10 lb.ft to 150 lb.ft.

But I'm able to set the torque below the 10 lb.ft .

The question is, if I need a 5 lb.ft torque, can I adjust and use it? Or I will destroy my wrench?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

torque wrenches that go over 100 ft lbs are not accurate at lower settings. do not try to adjust lower than the lowest setting. if you need to torque something that low, get a inch pound torque wrench.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They make 1/4" drive click type ratcheting torque wrenches in INCH-Pounds instead of FOOT-Pounds in this range (12 inch pounds equals one foot pound so a 5 foot pound reading would be set for 60 inch-pounds). That is the only way to accurately measure torque settings in this range.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid=00934887000&cat=Mechanics+Tools&subcat=Torque+Wrenches

http://www.amazon.com/KD-Tools-Beam-Type-Torque-Wrench/dp/B00063XGH0


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=94735


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also remember to send it in for recalibretion every few years. I had to every year for my aircraft torque wrenches when working on chartered aircraft. about $ 30. -$40. a wack. new one even had to have a certificate, not all come with one.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TSHACK wrote:
Also remember to send it in for recalibretion every few years. I had to every year for my aircraft torque wrenches when working on chartered aircraft. about $ 30. -$40. a wack. new one even had to have a certificate, not all come with one.



used to piss me off when i would send in a torque wrench for calibration, and i would ask when i got it back how far out it was, and my Snap-On man would just give me a stupid look and say "dunno"...... Shocked Confused Mad . did they REALLY calibrate the damned thing or just charge me $40 to hold onto it for two weeks ?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yah, I know the filling. We had a flight safety inspector come in once. He never checked them before, So of course my 3/8" drive ftlbs wrench was missing it's deviation card Crying or Very sad , He got snotty about it, so that wrench went home until the next round of shop paid inspections.
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