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Craftsman 3/8" Drive Digi-Click Torque Wrench EXPIRED

Anime 6,168 February 12, 2013 at 02:56 AM in Home & Home Improvement (2) More Sears Deals
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Promoted 02-12-2013 at 08:38 AM View Original Post
Sears.com has Craftsman 3/8" Drive Digi-Click Torque Wrench (75000)on Sale for $59.99 - $5 w/ promo code SEARS2013 or VALPAK5 = $54.99. Select free in-store pick up. Thanks Anime

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Edited February 12, 2013 at 02:59 AM by Anime
SEARS has the Craftsman 3/8 in. Drive Digi-Click Torque Wrench, 5-80 ft. lbs [sears.com] for 50% OFF - now $59.99 (Reg $119.99) + tax.

Use coupon code SEARS2013 or VALPAK5 for another $5 off, making the total just $54.99 + tax.

In-store pickup is free, or shipping is free with SYW Max or trial.


Made in China, decent torque wrench for the price if you wanted a fancy digital one.

Requires three #357 watch batteries, not included.



Product Description

Craftsman 3/8-Inch Drive Digi-Click Torque Wrench, 5-80 ft. lbs.

LED backlit screen is easy to read in low light conditions.
Converts units from ft.lb. to in.lb. to Nm at the touch of a button.
Sleek ergonomic styling for better grip.
Measures 5–80 ft.lbs. in .25 increments.
Wt. 4.5 lbs.

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lol 90-day warranty... Pathetic.

Obviously they don't stand behind this product.
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Quote from michi098 View Post :
Wow, they went from lifetime warranties to ninety days?
craftsman warranty is only for tools that have no moving parts. You know like wrenches that seldom very break.
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Save your money and buy Harbor Freight with a coupon for $9.99. I've seen various comparisons of torque wrenches online and in magazines and the Harbor Freight holds it's own against much more expense ones (and they are pretty much all made in China).
What you have to do religiously is to relax the spring by removing tension (i.e. set it back to zero). A recent review in a car magazine did an experiment leaving it set over a span of time and found that it impacts consistency.
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The regular price of this is almost the same a snap-on 3/8" wrench. http://www.amazon.com/Torque-1002...que+wrench. The current price is probably about what its worth (made in china). Also I would avoid one that needs batteries particularly if you are not using it regularly but that's preference.
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The HF ones have served my needs for several years. You can get them for $9.99 on a regular basis and if you are just a backyard mechanic like me it wont make that big of difference. Heck, it seems like half the torque values out there for such things as spark plugs, oil pan drains and tranny fluid drains are too high anyway.
There are countless FJR owners who have stripped their oil drain plug torquing it to the right limit. Same goes for spark plugs where any kind of fluid like anti-seize will throw the torque value out the window.
About the only time I use these is for tire rotations and valve adjustments.
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Quote from bcdals View Post :
Only goes to 80 foot pounds of torque. Not enough for a lot of auto specifications. Axle nuts take 130-160 ft lbs for example. This is good for most lug nuts for wheel changes. Not worth it to me.
That's because it's only a 3/8" drive. My Snap-On 3/8" TECH2FR100 TechWrench only goes to 100 ft lbs. If you're torquing anything above that, you need to use a 1/2" drive torque wrench.

This Cman torque wrench is good for torquing nearly any engine bay component.

1/2" Version: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_1015...913919000P
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Purchased this one [amazon.com] with very good reviews, but have not used it yet.
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#23
Digital torque wrenches are particularly finicky. It is highly recommended they be recalibrated once a year. I personally prefer the non-digital wrenches. As stated before, always remember to relieve spring tension when finished using the wrench.
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Quote from salineCO5 View Post :
Save your money and buy Harbor Freight with a coupon for $9.99. I've seen various comparisons of torque wrenches online and in magazines and the Harbor Freight holds it's own against much more expense ones (and they are pretty much all made in China).
What you have to do religiously is to relax the spring by removing tension (i.e. set it back to zero). A recent review in a car magazine did an experiment leaving it set over a span of time and found that it impacts consistency.

I've read that you're not actually supposed to set it back to 0 for all wrenches, you're supposed to set it back it's lowest advertised range. For example, I use this [harborfreight.com]HF 1/2" torque wrench for lugs and such, and it's range is 20 - 150 ft/lbs, so I set it back to 20 when I put it away, even though it has a 0 setting.
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True, set it to the bottom of the range before you store it. Plus, manufacturers say that one of the benefits of digital torque wrenches is that you no longer have to remember to set it the lowest setting.
Quote from tstarks420 View Post :
I've read that you're not actually supposed to set it back to 0 for all wrenches, you're supposed to set it back it's lowest advertised range. For example, I use this [harborfreight.com]HF 1/2" torque wrench for lugs and such, and it's range is 20 - 150 ft/lbs, so I set it back to 20 when I put it away, even though it has a 0 setting.
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Code CSOSHI01 (credit to Ch3apSk8) earns you $10 back in points on the purchase. Note: You must be signed into your SYWR account to apply the coupon and it can't be used twice for the same account. It says: "Become a Bonus Member and Earn $10 in Points with your $10 purchase at Sears.com!".
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"Items sold by Sears. Points will be shown on your receipt. Offer valid on regular, sale and clearance merchandise. Excludes Great Price items, Custom/Personalized Jewelry and Watches, Shoebuy, Fragrances and major appliance accessories. Additional exclusions may apply. Items must be marked Sold by Sears to be eligible. One coupon per purchase. Void if copied or transferred and where prohibited by law. Any other use constitutes fraud. In the event of a return, coupon savings may be deducted from your refund. Cash value 1/20 cent. One item in the cart must be $10 or more to receive the points reward. Offer good through 01/06/2014"
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#27
Why wouldn't the warranty be for a year ?



DigiClick Torque Wrenches:

FOR ONE YEAR from the date of purchase, this product is warranted against any defects in material or workmanship. A defective product will receive free repair or replacement if repair is unavailable.
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#28
I've been using the Harbor Freight clicker-style torque wrenches for years with no problems. They're great for occasional use. The only reason I see to buy an expensive tool is if you use it on a regular basis or in your profession. For weekend mechanics the HF tools work great. I prefer their impact sockets over the fancy 12-point chrome sockets made be all the big tool manufacturers. 6-point sockets work better and the impact sockets last forever.
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#29
nice, maintained and used correctly, this will last a long time.

I am on my 4th Harbor freight replacement. best $10 ever. Not sure how accurate it is, but for wheels great.

I need something like this for real accuracy, esp for engine bolts
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Quote from michi098 View Post :
Wow, they went from lifetime warranties to ninety days?
china Frown man i wish this had a lifetime warranty, welp its time for the nice looking harbor freight one for $18 (open ended)
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