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what torque wrench do you use???

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by ktm25089, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Jun 15, 2008
    ktm25089

    ktm25089 Member

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    helli,
    i just bought one silverline 1/2" torque wrench (No.633567)
    http://www.silverlinetools.com/index.html?code=633567
    i know that is the cheap one.but i dont want to give 150$ for a tool i will use once and i don't trust the rent ones.
    what are your feelings about this type of wrenches?impressions?

    thanks
    George
     
  2. Jun 15, 2008
    tinker

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    It depends what you want to torque, most wrenches are most accurate in the middle 50% of the range and close enough for the rest.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2008
    Don X

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    George, I don't think you'll go wrong with your choice
     
  4. Jun 16, 2008
    ktm25089

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    head bolts.60-70 lbs is in the middle range.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2008
    80cj

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    Like anything else, you get what you pay for. I used to be a calibration tech and did a lot of torque wrenches. Most clicking micrometer adjustment type torque wrenches are spec'd at +/- 4% of the set value. The important thing about using that type of torque wrench is to wind it down to the lowest setting when you're done using it. Leaving the wrench wound up while in storage does weird things to the load spring and they go can non-linear.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2008
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    Craftsman is what I got. I like it. It goes clickity-clickity.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2008
    Patrick

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    All four of mine are Snap-On...
     
  8. Jun 17, 2008
    timgr

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    Neener-neener-neener says Patrick :coffee: :D

    (I have a Sears 3/8", a HF 1/2", and a fish scale with a flex handle as a 1/4")
     
  9. Jun 17, 2008
    windyhill

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    How/ where can I get my torque wrenches tested?:rofl: I didn't take the tention off for a while, and wan't to make sure there still accurate. I have a Craftsman 1/2" and a 3/8 drive
     
  10. Jun 17, 2008
    pitmonkey

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    That is another reason why I also have a snap-on I just give it back and they send it in and calibrate it.:)
    Do you know any people that work for a big shop in your area, they could send you in the right direction they most of the time have stuff they have to calibrate and would know who is around.R)R)
     
  11. Jun 19, 2008
    cpt logger

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    I use 3 ea Snap-on, 2 ea Mac, and 1 ea Craftsman. They all have tested in specs for over 15 years now. They get used weekly and some daily. They all get tested yearly. Unloading the spring is critical on these. Try your local airport repair shop (called an FBO) for calibration. The FAA requires that all of theirs get tested yearly. Any good Auto repair shop should be able to give you a lead on a calibration lab. Local is better as the wrenchs will not get damaged in shipping, and it will be calbrated at the temprature and humidity that you will be using it at. Good luck, Matt W.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2008
    camionetta

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    Having accurate tools is always good, but an early CJ5 is not a precision piece of equipment. I have a ratchet, click type, torque wrench which I check myself by comparing with a beam type wrench. The beam type is so simple that it doesn't usually require calibration, but is hard to use since you have to actually be able to read it, and it doesn't have a ratchet. It works fine on the bench to check the click type, at least to early CJ5 accuracy. If I were working on an airplane I would be more careful...
     
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