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Torque Wrench

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Scuba Steve, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Scuba Steve

    Scuba Steve Registered Member

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    Can anyone tell me if the craftsman torque wrenchs are any good. I was looking at the microtork 3/8" with a range of 10-75ft/lbs, but the digitork looks good with a range of 5-80 ft/lbs. I was going to buy snap-on again but i dont want to spend the $240 that they want, but I know their stuff is good....craftsman I dont know. Please help.
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I have two craftsman TR's. One is the 5-80 and the other is the 20-250 digitorque. They work pretty well for me.
     
  3. BlueBlazer

    BlueBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Whatever you get, keep in mind you get what you pay for when it comes to torque wrenches. You buy cheap, you get cheap quality. I like my S & K torque wrenches, micrometer type at home. At work, we have Snap On torque wrenches, which are decent, but I like the S & K brand more just going off of feel. They feel very consistent while torquing which the cheap ones usually don't.
     
  4. jarheadk5

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    As with most Craftsman stuff, their TQ wrenches are about middle-of-the-road in quality. Better than the $20 Pep Boys special, not as good as the Mac/Matco/Snap On/S-K stuff.

    But IMHO, unless you're building an engine or setting up gears, or you're a professional mechanic, the $20 Pep Boys special WILL get the job done. The accuracy of a cheap TQ wrench is still better than anyone's "calibrated elbow"...
     

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