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Old 01-28-2018, 01:22 PM   #11
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I use the good ol' Craftsman beam torque wrench. It's accurate and easy to use. Even Chrysler suggests the use of a beam type torque wrench.
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:44 PM   #12
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Years ago I used an S-K deflecting beam 1/2" torque with the pivot pin on the handle to keep the force in the exact position to get correct readings and today I still use a 50 year old 3/8" drive S-K beam torque wrench with a ball handle for setting up bearing pre-loads......
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:50 PM   #13
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Precision Instruments. I have several including the dial type which I use mostly.

http://torqwrench.com/
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:30 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=SSGT Mustang;554658]Precision Instruments. I have several including the dial type which I use mostly.

http://torqwrench.com/[/QUOTEwere nice looking product. I am going to call them tomorrow. thanks
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:05 PM   #15
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CDI is one of the major torque wrench manufacturers and they make the torque wrenches for Snap-On.

http://www.cditorque.com/

Still, my preference for accuracy is my old Sears Craftsman Electronic Rotary Torque Meter that was discontinued many years ago.
Had it checked many times for accuracy and right on spot.
It measures ft/lbs, metric and torque angle.
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Old 01-29-2018, 03:44 PM   #16
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where are you getting your wrenches calibrated and what is a round about cost?
Ron, SnapOn has a calibration service . Last I remember it was around $75 .
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:00 PM   #17
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Precision Instruments. I have several including the dial type which I use mostly.

http://torqwrench.com/[/QUOTEwere nice looking product. I am going to call them tomorrow. thanks
I typically buy them through tool warehouse. They have good prices and offer incentives for repeat customers.

https://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/Sea...on+instruments
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:50 PM   #18
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Husky 27" 39104 available from Home Depot lifetime replacement. Haven't lost a cly head or ring gear yet.
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:02 PM   #19
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I have a variety of both the click style and "Torq-o-meter" dial type, all Snap On. I've tried to have enough of various click style wrenches so I only ever need to use the middle 50% of one to get a job done. They don't work well at the extremes of the range.
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:15 PM   #20
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A torque wrench only measures friction.If you do not follow the specs for the bolts you are using(lube,washers,etc.) you will be far off even with the most accurate wrench.
With that said I use SnapOn with dial for best result and "feel".

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