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Old 07-28-2015, 08:46 PM   #29
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More proper to call it an electronic torque wrench. Battery-powered and has an LCD display for the actual torque applied.

http://www.grainger.com/product/WESTWARD-Electronic-Torque-Wrenches-WP104011/_/N-99y?s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/6PAF6_AS01?$smthumb$
No, I know what an electronic torque wrench is, I own several. I thought they were referring to an electric impact because of the comment about finding one for under a hundred bucks, but I could be wrong on what they were referring to.

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My 600 ft/lb torque wrench is a Proto. Glad I don't have to pack that thing around the shop daily. Those monsters are heavy aren't they?

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Never carry it with me. It is in a nice case and I keep it in my closet at home. Only used it three or four times after doing work in wheel wells.
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I think you may be confusing an impact with a torque wrench.

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no sweetheart I know the difference



This is what I have its called a t o r q u e w r e n c h any questions?
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This is what I have its called a t o r q u e w r e n c h any questions?
Please except my d e e p e s t apology. I misunderstood when you said "electic torque wrench" and not "electonic torque wrench". I thought you meant electric impact.

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Hey, nobody has to get torqued out of shape here.
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No more than I use torque wrenches, I went cheap with a Harbor Freight tools model.
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I too bought one from Harbor Freight since I only needed it for a one-time job. I took it to my neighbor, who owned an auto repair shop and asked him to test it against his Snap-On torque wrenches. It tested within the limits of his Snap-On. Afterwards I had him test it again, and it's is still within Snap-On acceptable limits of accuracy.
He told me the key to maintaining accuracy is to totally loosen the torque setting prior to putting it away.
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Please except my d e e p e s t apology. I misunderstood when you said "electic torque wrench" and not "electonic torque wrench". I thought you meant electric impact.

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no worries mate just having a bit of a laff.
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He told me the key to maintaining accuracy is to totally loosen the torque setting prior to putting it away.
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no worries mate just having a bit of a laff.
Same here. Sometimes it's just hard to get a read on people when not talking face to face or so they can read your body language. I'm a bit of a smart ass anyways so I have to tone it down a bit on the old interweb.

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Harbor freight is best for buck usually but pawn shops often have snap on or other pro brands and can be at a fair price as they usually are very slow sellers.

Regardless of brand but focusing on harbor freight (or anything second hand) be sure to test it first.

We outfitted our field team with 1/4 inch HF units for inch pounds and battery maintenance as confirming connector bolt torque is requirement.

One was off by a bunch, combined with assignment to a young strong tech who had little experience performing measured operations (no experience using torque wrench to know what 85 inch pounds really feels like) , adding on a group of batteries that had poor quality we wound up with a few with snapped off bolts.

Just like the voltmeters...Check before critical use.

There are any ways to test depending on precision needed
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If my intended use included professional work, I would buy Snap-On, probably the best, but expensive.
If I wanted a good reliable torque wrench for general home mechanic use, I would probably buy Craftsman because of their reasonable cost. They perform well and have a lifetime warranty.
If I wanted something for occasional use and cheap price, I would go the Harbor Freight.
There is not right or wrong answer. It just depends upon your intended use.
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