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#1 shallowwatersailor OFFLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 01:28 PM

I need to replace my 1/2" drive torque wrench. I was all set to buy a Sears digital until I read the reviews. I figure I will get a 3/8" drive as well. Anybody using the Harbor Freight torque wrenches?


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 01:53 PM

I have a 3/8 and 1/2 HF wrench. They work well AS LONG as your kid doesn't unscrew them to far
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Posted April 25, 2014 - 03:33 PM

I have a 3/8 and 1/2 HF wrench. They work well AS LONG as your kid doesn't unscrew them to far

 

I bet that torqued Daddy! :rolling:


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 03:58 PM

I have a 1/2' HF torque  wrench that has worked fine for me.  I've only used it about three times.  I don't know if it matters but I always release the tension on it after I use it and before I put it away.


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 04:20 PM

I have a 1/2' HF torque  wrench that has worked fine for me.  I've only used it about three times.  I don't know if it matters but I always release the tension on it after I use it and before I put it away.

 

That is a good practice. It does matter because if you leave it with tension then the spring loose it's tension and it will not be correctly calibrated.


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Posted April 26, 2014 - 05:25 PM

Thanks for the replies. I had a Sears that was probably 20 years old that I ALWAYS backed off when finished. But it just wore out. I'll try the HF wrench.


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Posted June 14, 2014 - 09:06 PM

I have an old Snap On with the dial gauge. I lost the clear plastic face on it bit still works good. I seen the HF wrenches & wondered how good they were.

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Posted June 15, 2014 - 09:16 AM

I have an old Snap On with the dial gauge. I lost the clear plastic face on it bit still works good. I seen the HF wrenches & wondered how good they were.

 

I have a couple of old Craftsman that have had a couple of issues and I have wondered about the same thing with HF ones.



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Posted June 15, 2014 - 07:28 PM

Buy non digital, regular click style, and buy a Craftsman, or Snap On, or any other high quality branded torque wrench. Trust me, I had one of the lesser brand ones and broke it day one, right at 75 ft pounds (needed 76 and it let go right before the click).




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