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Old 02-13-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
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Great Neck Torque Wrench

Typically I buy Craftsman. Since my step dad took my Snap-On torque wrench, I've been doing the Autozone rent-a-tool but am getting tired of that. Does anyone have any opinion on the $100 Great Neck torque wrench that they sell and rent? I called Sears and they don't stock a whole lot any more.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:49 PM   #2
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Craftsman has gone down hill and I don't even think Craftsman tools have a lifetime warranty any more.

Kobalt are nice and have a lifetime warranty (average price). If you want cheap, you can go with Harbor Freight (lifetime warranty and I believe made in America) and most auto parts stores have a store brand (most of which, I think even AutoZone) have a lifetime warranty. Hard to go wrong with a lifetime warranty, regardless of brand.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:52 PM   #3
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Harbor Freight - I have 3 torque wrenches from there and they work great (and over the holidays I spent less than $40 for all 3 combined)
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Kobalt and Craftsman are made by the same company and stamped for each store (Sears/Lowes). Both are forged in China now. I am 99% sure the Husky (Home depot) label is the same maker also.


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Old 02-20-2014, 08:28 PM   #5
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Harbor Freight - I have 3 torque wrenches from there and they work great (and over the holidays I spent less than $40 for all 3 combined)
Especially if you buy a single item at a time and use the 20% or 25% off coupons that show up everywhere. Also watch their website.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:34 PM   #6
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Torque wrenches aren't the best place to save money. If I was in a bind if would shop around at some pawn shops.
Can you even get an el cheapo torque wrench calibrated?
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:12 PM   #7
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... If you want cheap, you can go with Harbor Freight (lifetime warranty and I believe made in America)...
Harbor Freight product is mostly (if not entirely) made in China. Hence the name...It's freight that came in the harbor on shipping containers.
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I ended up buying some $90 torque wrench at Advance Auto. It came with a case and pretty much stays dialed to 140 ft. lbs.
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