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Torque wrench recommendations

I haven't used a torque wrench in many years, and the only one I have is the old needle style.

Want to upgrade.

I suppose I need both ft-lb. and inch-lb.
Is that possible on one wrench?

What will do the job for me without spending unnecessary funds?
Don't need a snap-on.

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Take a look at Precision Instruments torque wrenches, they look surprisingly familiar to the torque wrenches I sold back in my Snap On Dealer days, just saying......

You can find them on www.tooltopia.com at a lot less than the tool trucks.


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Sears had the ratcheting ones on sale in ft # and inch #. $39.95 ea, that's 1/2 off. I bought one of each in 3/8" and 1 in 1/2". Don't know if they are still on sale, but definitely worth a look.
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I just bought a new one yesterday. My new bars have 8 points that need to be torqued to 12 foot pounds so I bought one (3/8 drive) with a range of 10 to 75 foot pounds. It'll obviously work for this application but I too would like to know if there's a "one size fits all" wrench out there for the weekend wrencher.


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snap on or proto can't go wrong with ether. but there are alot of good options out there

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How many inch pounds in 1 foot pound hmmm

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I especially like the flex-head feature........
have to think about that one.

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Take a look at Precision Instruments torque wrenches, they look surprisingly familiar to the torque wrenches I sold back in my Snap On Dealer days, just saying......

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Unfortunately there is not a one size fits all torque wrench. Torque wrenches are not best used at either the high end or low end of there respective spec ranges. The closer to the middle of the range they are used in the better.


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12, unless you use my foot......then it's more like 13.

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Is that anything like " I promise honey, that's 6 inches"


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