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Harbor Freight PITTSBURGH multi sized Drive Click Type Torque Wrench $9.99

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Bought all 3 kinds at the local store for $30. Glad I saw this before going to get one at Amazon.

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Be careful with these. A year or two ago I bought the 1/4" one to tighten connections on a hybrid car's battery pack. Because it wasn't properly calibrated, I ended up breaking a terminal post on one of the modules, which cost me a lot more to replace than the purchase price of the wrench. Needless to say I, brought it back for a refund.

That being said, I also have the 1/2" version, which hasn't given me any issues.
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Get the 1/2" drive
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I mean, it's a good price and all, but they are literally always available at this price. Check the coupon history lower down on the page: https://www.hfqpdb.com/best_coupo...E+WRENCHES

These work great when they are functioning properly and are adequately calibrated, but you never know straight out of the box so you really need to check them before using them on something important.

I check mine by clamping a 1/2" allen wrench to my bench top, then with a 1/2" socket and a known weight, slide the weight down the horizontally held torque wrench until it clicks. A quick measurement and calculation gives me the actual foot pounds to compare to the setting.
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Seconded. I've broken a few engine bolts over the years because of this wrench. So now I only use it with a separate torque meter attached, so I can see how much pressure I'm applying, and haven't had any problems. You just have to know what you're working with, a cheap as shit torque wrench, an temper your expectations appropriately.
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These wrenches are well rated for calibration and review well.I have used one over a few years and it has been great.

Best part is no question replacement ,had mine replaced just recently because I lost the thumb screw(multiple year old)

These are good tools.
I have never stripped or broken a bolt with this so far.
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I can't understand the logic of cheaping out on a torque wrench. You only use a torque wrench when you are working on somewhat precision items. It's clear from the comments here and HF's tool reputation, you can't trust trust this wrench. I wouldn't even trust it to give reliable results even if calibrated once.

I understand buying cheap HF tools. In most instances, if the tool fails, you break the tool and buy another. But if a torque wrenchfails, you can have much more serious consequences.
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Have been using this for more than a year now,
Seems pretty accurate.
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I've had these for a number of years. Checking the calibration is something that should be done on all torque wrenches yearly, not just HF. Unless you are going to spend hundreds for one like Snap-on where they'll do it for you, but no one on here probably needs that level of precision. Just remember to unset the tension for storage and these should stay accurate.
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Since a big use of these is for lug bolts, keep in mind that an over-torqed lug bolt will warp the disk brakes. Since, as mentioned, the tire shops use air impact wrenches, typically set at their highest setting, which could be 150# or more. I know a guy who had the dealer give him a whole new set of brakes after the mechanics over-tightened his. He noticed a pulsating he didn't have previously, and sure enough, the disks were warped by the over tightening.
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A beam-type torque wrench does not require calibration as long as the beam is not subjected to a torque beyond the maximum rating of the wrench. Proper use technique can yield accuracy of +/- 5%. The use of xtension and/or adapter can decrease accuracy.

The user can see the applied force in real time. Apply in one smooth motion. Aim for the mid-point of the recommended torque. Make sure the threads (both surfaces) are clean.

I don't trust click-type torque wrench. Beam deflection is almost bomb-proof. An old made in USA Craftsman beam-type torque wrench should last forever if it is not abused.
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Which size do you guys recommend for general car maintenance? I drive a Honda Accord so I don't have any huge truck tires or anything. Just wanted a torque wrench so I could tighten down to spec on my oil plug and spark plugs.
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A beam-type torque wrench does not require calibration as long as the beam is not subjected to a torque beyond the maximum rating of the wrench. Proper use technique can yield accuracy of +/- 5%. The use of xtension and/or adapter can decrease accuracy.

The user can see the applied force in real time. Apply in one smooth motion. Aim for the mid-point of the recommended torque. Make sure the threads (both surfaces) are clean.

I don't trust click-type torque wrench. Beam deflection is almost bomb-proof. An old made in USA Craftsman beam-type torque wrench should last forever if it is not abused.
I agree. Beam-style torque wrenches are cheaper and more reliable, however they are harder to use because you need to be directly facing the gauge to get an accurate reading - which may be tough to accomplish in some situations.
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Which size do you guys recommend for general car maintenance? I drive a Honda Accord so I don't have any huge truck tires or anything. Just wanted a torque wrench so I could tighten down to spec on my oil plug and spark plugs.
1/2 for lugs don't need to torque the drain plug just get it tight with a regular hand wrench no need to get it crazy tight.
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