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Old 02-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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torque wrench

what a good inexpensive torque wrench? hopeing to find something that 3/8 and has a minimum torque of 10ft/lbs. Need it for small jobs like oil changes

any susguestions?
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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look at harbour freight.they have inexpensive tools.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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look at harbour freight.they have inexpensive tools.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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I just saw a 3/8" drive click torque wrench at Advance Auto for $21.

Goes from 10 to 80 ft/lbs.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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I've got a Pitsburg from Harbor Freight that does good on the small jobs.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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i was thinking about getting this one any1 have it
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...3474_200263474
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #7
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:21 PM   #8
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You don't need a torque wrench for oil changes. The place you really do need one is for tightening lug nuts... I'd never try to guess at 140 ft-lbs. I'm hesitant to hit 140, so I usually set the wrench for 130. But more important that the actual torque is that they are all tightened the same.

For this, you'll need a heavier duty 1/2" drive (you'll need the longer handle). I buy a lot of cheap tools from Harbor Freight... great place to get a cheap floor jack and hand tools - but I would never use one of their torque wrenches.

The one from Northern Tools is probably OK, or wait for Sears to sell theirs at half price.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:30 PM   #9
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well i mainly need it now for my intake manifold and all my sockets r in 3/8
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:35 PM   #10
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well i mainly need it now for my intake manifold and all my sockets r in 3/8

my intake manifold bolts need to be torques to 18 ft/lbs and about the same for my oil plug. and if my lug nuts have to be around 130 -140 ft/lbs whats my best bet?

who has some susgestions for me?
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #11
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I would get at minimum a Craftsman quality TW...
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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I would get at minimum a Craftsman quality TW...
just looked on sears didnt do a detailed search but craftsman tw didnt have many good reviews
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:34 AM   #14
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I got these two. I have been very pleased with them.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...01_i01_details

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