[s-cars] Source for torque wrench?
fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 17 17:35:07 PDT 2008
But have you checked that Craftsman torque wrench for accuracy?
The less expensive wrenches lose their accuracy easily.
--- "W. Bean" <theringmeister at triad.rr.com> wrote:
> ---- davekase at pdqlocks.com wrote:
> > Jim,
> > I had a Craftsman 1/2" drive torque wrench for about 10 years. I
> used it
> > _very_ lightly and the damn thing fell apart anyway. The plastic
> > went to shit and the handle split.
> > Snap-On/MAC/Matco and the like have excellent torque wrenches but
> they are
> > quite salty. I trolled Ebay for a couple weeks and picked up a
> used MAC
> > torque wrench (all metal). It was only $50 as the finish was not
> > on it. I fully suspect this will be the last torque wrench I ever
> have to
> > buy.
> > What the heck happened to your old one? Don't you know that you
> > ever sell any of your tools. That's just the way it is...
> > Kase
> > shopping for a ring-toy
> I've had my 3/8" Craftsman manual torque wrench for about 8 years
> now, and I've used it pretty often. The only thing that has happened
> is the spring clip in the head came out of the hoop (the mechanism
> that allows it to change direction), but I fixed that in about 5
> minutes and it's been fine ever since. I guess as always, your
> individual results may vary. The only thing I'll add is that Sears
> doesn't warrant their torque wrenches forever like other tools. 90
> days IIRC.
> I've never shopped for a MAC or Snap-On wrench of any sort, so I
> don't know how they compare. I can only guess they're favorable, but
> I was poor (still am, but for different reasons) at the time so I
> bought what I thought was reasonable.
> Wylie Bean
> TheRingmeister at triad.rr.com
> 90 cq
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