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buck000
06-01-2005, 01:33 PM
Ok,

So I need a torque wrench that'll tighten down my rear wheel 22mm fastener to 170 Nm (which is...lessee...carry the 1, adjust for wind....convert to daylight savings...125.46 ft-lb).

Can anyone recommend a good quality torque wrench? Is Harbor Freight too cheap (quality)? Should I just go to Sears and be done with it?

I don't particularly wanna go super duper premium, since I won't use it but Every Now & Again...

thx...

Gilk51
06-01-2005, 10:12 PM
Here is a torgue wrench thread from another forum:

http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=103981234322&search=torque%2Cwrench

I was surprised that Craftsman TWs were not lifetime warranty like the rest of their tools. I ended up buying 2 when we were requilding my son's GSXR - one 1/2" and one 3/8" for two ranges.

another link:
Craftsman Torque Wrenches (http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/search.do?BV_SessionID=@@@@0708651191.1117678110@@ @@&BV_EngineID=ccigaddekimlglkcegecegjdghldgfk.0&v ertical=SEARS&keyword=craftsman%20torque%20wrench& sid=I0020109060004400101&displayTarget=searchresul ts)

buck000
06-01-2005, 11:18 PM
Thanks, Chuck.

I was also surprised about the shorter warranty.

Looks like this is the wrench to get from Sears. $200, yoiks.

http://content.sears.com/data/product_images/009/34881/00934881000-dlv.jpg

The handle seems kind of short for a 200 Nm tightener-upper.

mlinkibikr
06-01-2005, 11:19 PM
I like my Craftsman - use it all the time. Actually I also have two - one for each range. They are calibrated in both newton meters as well as foot pounds so no arithmetic!

Just think how much money you save in shop fees, and the peace of mind of using good tools to protect your ride, it's well worth the price.

Dave.

Squeaky
06-01-2005, 11:35 PM
Do you have any local friends with one? I know I rely on neighbors and friends when it comes time that I need a tool that I can't justify purchasing myself. A six-pack usually does the trick. ;-)

mlinkibikr
06-01-2005, 11:40 PM
Bike maintenance night!

Who's got the beer? We going to Squeaky's? I need somebody to show me how to get all this plastic off the K-bike!

Dave.

Squeaky
06-01-2005, 11:41 PM
Bike maintenance night! Who's got the beer? We going to Squeaky's? I need somebody to show me how to get all this plastic off the K-bike!

If I hosted it, y'all would have to bring all the tools with you! Instead, we can plan another maintenance day at you-know-who's (cough, admin) house....

Gilk51
06-02-2005, 12:19 AM
If I hosted it, y'all would have to bring all the tools with you!

I thought that you had a hammer? :-P

Back on topic - the two wrenches I bought were the $75 variety (I think I accidentally hit a sale, they were less) - didn't see those really expensive ones...
:roll:

buck000
06-02-2005, 09:13 AM
Just think how much money you save in shop fees, and the peace of mind of using good tools to protect your ride, it's well worth the price.

I agree with the latter statement, but w.r.t. the former, that's a lotta shop fees before I justify the cost of all the toolage.


Do you have any local friends with one?

Yup, guy across from me has a ton of tools, loaned me his Matco wrench. I should probably just use his. But I kind of like having the tool my ownself. But I'm cheap. But... :-|

Gilk51
06-02-2005, 09:28 AM
Do you have any local friends with one?

Hey Buck, dunno about local friends but I overheard a conversation at EuroSportCycle in Foat Wuth Tuesday afternoon - a couple of guys were talking about a "buck zero zero zero" on a forum that was looking for some type of bike... Can't be too many of those! :shock:

I didn't catch it all, we were getting the wife's Atlantic checked in for its 600 mile first maintenance. I didn't get a chance to find out if it was someone from here or another board. He had a jacket on, so he had ridden in that afternoon (late, like 5:30 PM).

Maybe the speaker will see this and chime in... :-D

Shoot, I have missed too many folks from the forum here at that place - I think I am going to wear my TWT T-shirt everytime I go over there... :oops:

ddavis
06-02-2005, 05:04 PM
I have a Home Depot, Husky that was cheap, and it has to be more acurate than my calibrated arm!

fastraveller
06-03-2005, 12:10 AM
I've got one (craftsman) that's maybe been used three or four times. I have two actually but the other one is for lighter weights up to 250 in/lbs. You're welcome to just borrow it. I'm in Pflugerville. PM me and we can figure out when you can pick it up, if you're interested.

I would say that Craftsman is as good as any of them unless you have some sort of specialty application.