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Best deal for a nice torque wrench

Old 04-15-09, 04:53 PM
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Best deal for a nice torque wrench

https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...00_10000_17003

I just got a set and it works very well.
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Old 04-15-09, 05:01 PM
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Does "works very well" mean you have compared its accuracy with more expensive name brand tools?
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Old 04-15-09, 05:14 PM
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It isn't even that good of a deal for a "generic nashbar" item.
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Originally Posted by dsellinger View Post
It isn't even that good of a deal for a "generic nashbar" item.
you know where to get a torque wrench for cheaper? Thats the cheapest I've ever seen.
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Old 04-15-09, 05:56 PM
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CAD$20.

this one uses a gauge and is of lesser quality, but if you're just putting together crap on your bike, most tools will be overbuilt.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...romSearch=true
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Old 04-15-09, 06:05 PM
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The only tihng I don't like is there is not scale or in lbs. Now you'll have to convert.
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Old 04-15-09, 06:21 PM
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I had that on my list. It looked like a good tool. I bought a Sears for about 2X as much. (Dont ask)
That is what I would buy if I could do it all over.
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I got a torque wrench at Harbor Freight for $20. The only problem with it is it's marked in in-lbs and most bike specs are given in N-ms so there's math involved.
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https://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00944978000P

falls into the same no idea how precise it is category
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If you can wait for a sale:
craftsman "microtork" clicker
https://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...word=microtork
I got mine a few months back for $39
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I use a 1/4" Sette. They also have 1/2"
https://www.setteusa.com/product.php/..._torque_wrench
$39 at Pricepoint.
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Old 04-15-09, 09:18 PM
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I got the one with the old tyme bar scale and pointer in metric and pounds for $20. They are less likely to be dis-calibrated.
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https://www.effettomariposa.com/prodo...giustaforza_en

So good. So, so good.
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Nashbar tools = poop. Even their Allen wrenches are a little off on size. It'd be a cold day in hell when I take a Nashbar torque wrench to one of my beloved frames.
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I've heard that unless you are going to spend a lot (and get it recalibrated every year) you are better off getting the beam type like the Park TW1:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...&redirect=true
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Old 04-16-09, 08:26 AM
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+1 for Harbor Freight.

Also another +1 for getting a beam type torque wrench which is extremely useful for installing bottom brackets and pedals (which are usually the only times you'll need to measure torque when tightening in both directions):

https://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...&sName=&mv=cmp

Then add a set of metric hex bits:

https://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=35183

And some socket adapters to use your hex bits with either torque wrench:

https://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=1793

$15 + $25 + $8 + $4 = $52 for everything without shipping and you might even be able to find both stores within driving (or even cycling) distance).
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Originally Posted by hammond9705 View Post
I've heard that unless you are going to spend a lot (and get it recalibrated every year) you are better off getting the beam type like the Park TW1:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...&redirect=true
That's probably true for constant, daily use. FWIW, I took my small Craftsman clicker type in for cal after about 5 years and it was still dead on and didn't need adjustment. I always unwind it when done and don't drop it. YMMV. I use it a few times a month mostly on crank arm pinch bolts.

I haven't taken my medium sized Craftsman in, but I use it mostly for 40Nm cassettes or crank arm bolts. I don't think it will hurt if it is off a bit.
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Teeth are the best torque wrench. Bite down and turn until one cracks. Your dentist can help with your individual specs, but mine are 10N for each cracked tooth
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That's the one. It's even cheaper online. You may have to pick up a 1/4" to 3/8" adapter but those are cheap.

[edit: Psydotec beat me to it and posted a much more complete reply.]
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Are these more or less accurate than the Sears or Nashbar torque wrenches? The whole point of a torque wrench is accuracy, right?
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Originally Posted by jmechy View Post
you know where to get a torque wrench for cheaper? Thats the cheapest I've ever seen.
You can get a beam type Park Tool torque wrench off Ebay for $35-$39.
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im a snap-on *****.
Can't get better tools than snap on.
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About a month ago I was shopping for a torque wrench. Saw that very model listed in the Nashbar catalog. Went online to order it.

Couldn't find it.

No matter what part #, SKU, or keyword I entered, that product could not be found on the Nashbar website!

Purely on principal I said "Screw Nashbar" and bought a Part TW1 from Excel Sports.
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Originally Posted by cuski View Post
You can get a beam type Park Tool torque wrench off Ebay for $35-$39.
Last time I checked, my local Sears store sold the exact same beam torque wrenches as Park, but for 1/3 less money.
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