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lalojamesliz
04-03-2010, 02:42 AM
im supposed to install my gen3 cams into my gen2 next week but i need a torque wrench. anyone know a good craftsman that will work?

Nitro_Alltrac
04-03-2010, 03:18 AM
I don't know the model number on mine but it's a half inch drive click type and I've been really pleased with it over the years.

4thgenceli
04-03-2010, 03:26 AM
I have a $30 CSK special.

Bought it, specs are within .5 ft/lb of every other one I have (including $300 snapon one my brother owns lol). Machine shop checked it out, still holding good after 6 months.

lue
04-03-2010, 06:15 AM
im supposed to install my gen3 cams into my gen2 next week but i need a torque wrench. anyone know a good craftsman that will work?

i bought mine at fleet farms and it works great dont know what brand it is though.. 30bucks i bought it.

grayscale
04-03-2010, 06:27 AM
Although I don't like Craftsman much anymore, they still make good tools. Their warranty coverage just isn't what it used to be and I don't think they are competitively priced like they need to be. Other than that, if it's a Craftsman you want, any one will do the job nicely for you.

4thgenceli
04-03-2010, 06:31 AM
Although I don't like Craftsman much anymore, they still make good tools. Their warranty coverage just isn't what it used to be and I don't think they are competitively priced like they need to be. Other than that, if it's a Craftsman you want, any one will do the job nicely for you.
I agree with you on the pricing, some things they're just not compeditive at all on.

However, I have never had an issue with their warranty. I've broken numerous sockets/wrenches/ratchets/extensions/hand tools and exchanged them no problem.

lalojamesliz
04-03-2010, 08:21 AM
thanks guys. ill look into the lower priced ones since you guys have had goodluck with them

KoreanJoey
04-03-2010, 07:50 PM
Harbor Freight, just know it'll only be accurate for a year or so.

Or spend some money for a Precision Instruments Split Beam torque wrench.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&safe=off&q=precision+instruments+torque+wrench&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=2616871725554738787&ei=uY23S4WIL5TysQOHudzoDA&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCUQ8wIwAg#ps-sellers

laurentst88
07-02-2011, 06:00 PM
An important thing to look at when browsing for these is the internal parts. Some cheaper ones are plastic bushings mounted, wich after some years will lose preciseness (like 40 ft/lb over like my old one). The KD Tools one is, i think, one of the best bang for the buck combo i've found yet...

Facime
07-02-2011, 07:44 PM
one reason for premature failure of a TW is tossing it back in your box without unloading the spring tension. Always store your TW with it set to its lowest setting.

thatonedude
03-10-2012, 03:55 AM
click type 150 ft pounds

celica9303
05-07-2012, 04:19 AM
Anyone know where to get one calibrated? Had it for ~5 years dont know if I trust it anymore....always turn it back down before putting it away in its case..... Its a craftaman "digitork" 1/2" drive.