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 03-06-2004, 14:11 Post: 79027
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 03-06-2004, 14:50 Post: 79031
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Billy,
I don't know the brand personally, but torque wrenches without all the bells and whistles are almost indestructable. Those with round dials and/or adjustable 'clicking' indicators are more accurate but more likely to need re-calibration, especially if abused. The simple ones with a pointer arm fixed to the head and a scale on the handle usually can have the accuracy restored by slightly bending the pointer to zero, unless the handle is obviously bent or twisted.
I paid around $90 new for my 1/2" drive adjustable 50/200ft-lb wrench, just because it's easier to use(don't have to look at the dial).
Below is a link to Central Tools, looks like $50 is a pretty good deal!
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The problem with click-type torque wrenches is that when they're stored without backing off the adjustment ring they go out of calibration. Instructions with the ones I've seen specifically warn against storing them this way. One problem with a used one is you have no idea how it was stored.






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It sounds like a good deal. If you have a beam wrench you can test against it to see how close it is. I'd go for it. Sorry, I have no idea how much to recalibrate.






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Looks like calibration is cheap enough. Here's a good link.






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