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Old 06-08-05, 09:58 PM
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Torque Wrench Bits

I just bought a Park torque wrench and realized, hey, I need some hex bits to actually use the thing. I went to the local home improvement store, but they didn't have any metric bits. I then tried Sears, and, while their metric selection was limited, they at least had a few Craftsmans. But each bit was close to six dollars.

Is this the price I've gotta pay to get decent quality hex bits? I'd end up paying more for a set of those than I did for the wrench. Or is there a less-expensive alternative (but still good quality)? Where do you all get your bits?
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$18.

This is what I bought. Go get 'em. Good deal.
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Originally Posted by Peek the Geek
I just bought a Park torque wrench and realized, hey, I need some hex bits to actually use the thing. I went to the local home improvement store, but they didn't have any metric bits. I then tried Sears, and, while their metric selection was limited, they at least had a few Craftsmans. But each bit was close to six dollars.

Is this the price I've gotta pay to get decent quality hex bits? I'd end up paying more for a set of those than I did for the wrench. Or is there a less-expensive alternative (but still good quality)? Where do you all get your bits?
Sears should have a set of hex bits. It's much cheaper to buy tools in a set. They get you on individual pieces. I bought a set for a friend last time I was in the States. I think it was about $30. Well worth it seeing that if you break one you can take it back for a replacement.

It's now onsale of $17.99! http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...&bidsite=CRAFT
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Old 06-09-05, 12:05 AM
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Hey, thanks for the links. That price is definitely more like it.
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That Craftsman set is the same one I have for my Park torque wrenches too... I got it on ebay for $12 shipped. Works great!
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auto parts stores are the way to go. I just got a torque wrench with a bit holder and bits. the bit holder was $4-5 and the set of six metric bits was only about $4 too. good luck.
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Mine are Husky brand from Home Depot.
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