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Old 03-28-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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Mad Recommend a Torque Wrench, Please

Hello,

About a year ago I bought a F.A.T. Wrench.

It's starting to go out. Actually, I think it is dead, stuck on some random setting.

I'm not impressed.

I'm looking for a new one with a similar range, say, 10 to 60 in-lbs.

CDI looks good, but pretty expensive. Are they worth it?

Reckon I just got a lemon on the F.A.T. Wrench and should give them a shot at making it right? I can find no warranty information anyplace, but am hoping Midway USA extends their lifetime warranty to it.

Suggestions solicited, please.

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:12 AM   #2
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Hello Josh,

The torque wrenches I got from Snap-on Tools has worked great.

Here's one that's rated for 10-50 inch pounds.
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:16 AM   #3
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Call Midway. They replaced a digital scale for me no questions asked.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:20 PM   #4
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Thanks folks.

I contacted Midway last night; we'll see.

Bob, found a Snap-on dial type on eBay last night. Not really a fan of eBay, but I like the looks and the range is right. I'm sure I'll get outbid, but if I don't, it'll only be $10.

I'll probably actually end up doing both, folks. Thanks!

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Where does one go and what is the cost to have a break-away torque wrench calibration checked? Pep Boys? Just wondering.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:09 AM   #6
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I use a harbor Freight 20 - 200 Inch-pounds wrench which is pretty decent for about $30 (on sale for $20).

http://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-qua...ench-2696.html
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Where does one go and what is the cost to have a break-away torque wrench calibration checked? Pep Boys? Just wondering.
I use my craftsman beam wrenches to calibrate the clicker wrenches. No moving parts on a beam torque wrench. I kluge up an adapter between the drives of the two wrenches and read the beam while I click the wrench.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:34 AM   #8
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Thanks folks.

I think I'll give them a chance to make it right first, and if not, buy another one locally while waiting for a Snapon/CDI dial style like I'm wanting.

More than I really want to spend, but worth it for the amount of use torque wrenches see around here.

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bountyhunter - good idea, using one to check the other, assuming the "beamer" is acceptable. Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:39 PM   #10
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Wheeler contacted me and asked me to send them the torque wrench to be replaced.

I can only hope their turn-around time is good.

I see that Weaver has one for sale. Any idea on their quality?

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