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    X Tools Torque Wrench

    Anyone got experience with an X TOOLS torque wrench ? Looking at a small 1/4 inch version for 2 - 24 nm.

    From what I can see X Tools seem to have a good reputation, anyone got any feedback on them ? Maybe even this specific torque wrench itself.

    Thanks

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    Senior Member ScottieDog's Avatar
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    Wasnīt sure about the XTOOLS one so I went with a GIANT one (2-24nm), probably the same bit of kit with a name on LOL, but I prefer to buy it with a name I know. Also got a GIANT dealer here near the house so any problems, etc etc.

    Happy with it. Nice bit of kit.

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    Is that the same as:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/153...p=325%20SETTQ6

    I just got a CDI snap-on 5nm wrench....it's not adjustable but it actually prevents over torquing because it ratchets like a gas cap.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...-handle-45182/

    $20 + shipping from amazon. It's non adjustable though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibis_ti View Post
    Is that the same as:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/153...p=325%20SETTQ6

    I just got a CDI snap-on 5nm wrench....it's not adjustable but it actually prevents over torquing because it ratchets like a gas cap.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...-handle-45182/

    $20 + shipping from amazon. It's non adjustable though.
    It similar to the one in your post, but its got a rubber handle and a window with a fine needle where you read the torque setting. Here is a link http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/...ch/1385/30885/

    The TBar one in your link is nice, canīt go wrong with a Snap-On tool, specially for 20$. I really wanted an adjustable one though which made it my first choice - Very few of them seem to go from 2nm to 24nm, so that was another reason - Maybe are 4 - 15nm etc, but the 2 - 24 is uncommon from what I found, and that "pretty much" covers everything on the bike except the crank, BB etc, those are things I will personally never touch anyway.

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    I have a similar cheap 'clicker' style torque wrench, but don't like it. I was never convinced it was calibrated correctly, and for bicycle work (where you are generally tightening a variety of different bolts to a few different torques) it seems that the benefit of a clicker type wrench over a beam wrench is largely lost (the benefit being that you invest a bit of time at the start setting the torque, but are to then set many bolts to that torque without looking in a 'production line' manner).

    I now use a beam wrench similar to this, as well as a much smaller one for small bolts that I picked up on eBay, and they work very well.
    http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_101...4&blockType=L4

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    Several old good treads on Torque Wrench's heres just one.
    It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
    http://www.jtgraphics.net/cyclist_bicycles.htm

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