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1/2 In. Drive Click Type Torque Wrench $13

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1/2 In. Drive Click Type Torque Wrench $13.00 (Original $24.99) at store with coupon.
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they've just upped the regular price from $20, it was $10 for a couple of days over the holiday period, but this is tempting.
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I believe these are the ones that I got years ago on the 9.99 coupons (back when HF had coupons out the wazoo). Mine still works for what I need it to which is torquing lugnuts and the occasional other bolt on a car.
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The 1/2 in has not been below $15.99 in over a year. They raised the regular prices many months ago, the 1/2 in now goes for 24.99 regularly so this is a great deal. I got one on Black Friday for 19.99 (lowest price in 6+ months) and am going to buy one at this price and return with my receipt from bf. the 1/4 was 9.99 on bf and the 3/8 was like 13.99. The days of getting all 3 for 9.99 are gone. I would jump at this price if you need one
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What's the deal with harbor freight... Why everything is sooo dirt cheap compared to other supposedly also cheap stuff?
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What's the deal with harbor freight... Why everything is sooo dirt cheap compared to other supposedly also cheap stuff?
Harbor Freight has low prices on low quality items. They do have some better stuff but it's also much more expensive.

The calibration on these cheap torque wrenches is actually relatively good, the problem with them is that they often fail to reliably produce a noticeable click which can quickly lead to broken bolts and stripped threads.

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Quote from jeff34270 :
Harbor Freight has low prices on low quality items. They do have some better stuff but it's also much more expensive.

The calibration on these cheap torque wrenches is actually relatively good, the problem with them is that they often fail to reliably produce a noticeable click which can quickly lead to broken bolts and stripped threads.
I find going in reverse a few clicks sometimes makes it easier to detect the click if that makes sense but I at times have this issue where the wrench does not seem to want to click - almost always it is on lower torque settings. Never have the issue on lug nuts for example.
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Quote from jeff34270 :
Harbor Freight has low prices on low quality items. They do have some better stuff but it's also much more expensive.

The calibration on these cheap torque wrenches is actually relatively good, the problem with them is that they often fail to reliably produce a noticeable click which can quickly lead to broken bolts and stripped threads.
Agreed but I have not had an issue with the click/gunk myself. Mine seems to be fairly consistent…the one thing that does bug me about these is that they are hard to,read for those of us with mediocre eye sight….
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Agreed but I have not had an issue with the click/gunk myself. Mine seems to be fairly consistent…the one thing that does bug me about these is that they are hard to,read for those of us with mediocre eye sight….
apply some paint/nail polish and wipe immediately, allow to dry, repeat if fading upon continual tool usage, should hold up for a while unless it's a 10mm socket, which in that case will magically disappear from the garage.
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apply some paint/nail polish and wipe immediately, allow to dry, repeat if fading upon continual tool usage, should hold up for a while unless it's a 10mm socket, which in that case will magically disappear from the garage.
I'll try it…. All my 10mm sockets and wrenchs evaporate….
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Quote from jeff34270 :
Harbor Freight has low prices on low quality items. They do have some better stuff but it's also much more expensive.

The calibration on these cheap torque wrenches is actually relatively good, the problem with them is that they often fail to reliably produce a noticeable click which can quickly lead to broken bolts and stripped threads.
I can't stress enough you need to always check that it's still clicking before you use it.
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I bought all three sizes years ago for $10 apiece. The reviews back then were pretty positive for accuracy. For my needs, they have worked very well, never failing to click. It's important to store them when done with the torque setting set back to zero to relieve the tension on the spring. I do agree with the other poster who said they are hard to read. I'll have to try the nail polish trick.

[Edit] If you are going to buy one, before leaving the parking lot or, better yet, in the store, check the torque adjustment for turning smoothly. A few can have a pretty gritty feeling. Pick a different one that turns nicely
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Quote from jeff34270 :
Harbor Freight has low prices on low quality items. They do have some better stuff but it's also much more expensive.

The calibration on these cheap torque wrenches is actually relatively good, the problem with them is that they often fail to reliably produce a noticeable click which can quickly lead to broken bolts and stripped threads.
These are GED - good enough diploma.
They work fine if you're OK with +/- 5-10 ft/lbs.
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I've got a torque wrench in each of my cars so I can torque down my tires after a rotation or god forbid a flat. These are so cheap and good enough better to just have it on hand where I need it.
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ok for 1/2, would not trust the 3/8 or 1/4.
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