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    Default Any one own Precision Instrument torque werenches

    I need to buy new 1/2" and 3/8" torque wrenches. Anyone own a Precisian Instruments tool. There are so many cheapies out there it's hard to tell what's a good price for a quality tool. Precision Instruments is made in the USA. I would hope it's a better tool than a relabeled Chinese $30 dollar tool that sells near the price of a Precision Instruments.

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    I have some nice Craftsman torque wrenches and also I have a unit that fits between the ratchet and socket with remote digital readout on torque. With adapters it can be used on different size drives and reads in different measurements like NM, inch pounds, foot pounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    I have some nice Craftsman torque wrenches and also I have a unit that fits between the ratchet and socket with remote digital readout on torque. With adapters it can be used on different size drives and reads in different measurements like NM, inch pounds, foot pounds
    monte, the 1/2" Craftsman only goes to 150 ft lbs, I want 250. I'm replacing Craftsman, I left mine out in the shop all these years and I'm thinking the extreme temp changes is what caused the grease in them to cake up, they were stored in their plastic boxes, they froze up, their handles wouldn't turn.... The new ones are going to be kept in the house.

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    What about the old "beam" style torque wrenches? Not much can go wrong with them, and if the pointer gets out of alignment, you just bend it back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helios View Post
    What about the old "beam" style torque wrenches? Not much can go wrong with them, and if the pointer gets out of alignment, you just bend it back...
    My old eyes like the click type of torque wrenches better. Especially in places where there is little light

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    I've read that the beam torque wrenches are more accurate and repeatable than the clickers. Purportedly the top teams all use beam wrenches. I used to have the name of the recommended wrench written down but ****ed if I can find it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tackit View Post
    I need to buy new 1/2" and 3/8" torque wrenches. Anyone own a Precisian Instruments tool. There are so many cheapies out there it's hard to tell what's a good price for a quality tool. Precision Instruments is made in the USA. I would hope it's a better tool than a relabeled Chinese $30 dollar tool that sells near the price of a Precision Instruments.
    Look on eBay at CDI. http://www.ebay.com/itm/CDI-TORQUE-W...item1e568a62cf

    and http://www.ebay.com/itm/CDI-TORQUE-W...item20c30c867c

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT6Steve View Post
    I've read that the beam torque wrenches are more accurate and repeatable than the clickers. Purportedly the top teams all use beam wrenches. I used to have the name of the recommended wrench written down but ****ed if I can find it now.

    Maybe do a search on the SpeedTalk.com forums....
    In theory they are but in tight places and where there is no light it's not easy to read a beam. I like a clicker because I set it and forget it, that's why I want good ones.

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    I wish I had seen your post earlier cope, I would have saved a few bucks. I'm going to try and cancel my order.

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    Snap On digitals are great I have the full set.

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