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    Park TW-1 strange issue.

    Hey,

    So I ordered a TW-1 online and no bits fit on it. Not even the 3/8 adapter that came with it. You can see the picture I attached, that is pressing a bit with moderate force where it started to dig into the drive. It's like the drive is too oversized.

    I was gonna send it back. But just thought about filing it down a bit. I am pretty sure someone here has encountered this with a tool. Should I just hit it with a file? Or just wait to get a new one?

    Thanks.
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    It's probably better to get another one. Park is good about returns.

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    I just ended up taking a file to it. Worked fine. Still hard to feel what 30 or 50 inch pounds really feels like since the leverage on that thing is nothing like a normal allen key that would come out of my pocket. Oh well, maybe over time. Sure feels good though to know everything is torqued good. I was way under actually.

    Thanks for the reply though. Just wasn't sure what to do.

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    I hear they make wrenches that will tell you how much torque is being applied...
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    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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    Not to say its not a real parks TW-1 but were did that come from, the finish on that looks nothing like mine!

    tw2.jpg
    It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
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    I bought a $12.99 torque wrench from the auto repair store.

    When it breaks I might buy the $95 park tool one.

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    I got it from universal cycles. These wrenches are $34 with free shipping when you get a 15% coupon, or else its $39. Decent price I think.

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