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post #1 of 9 Old May 22nd, 2009, 5:25 pm Thread Starter
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Newton Meter Torque Wrench

Any advice concerning a good NM Torque wrench,price, brand name etc..
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Re: Newton Meter Torque Wrench

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Any advice concerning a good NM Torque wrench,price, brand name etc..
Good quality and even better price Sears Craftsman. I have one that's over 15 years old & I've had the calibration checked a few times over the years . It's always within a pound or so from correct.

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Re: Newton Meter Torque Wrench

Craftsman works well at home and the price is right. At work I tend to wear them out so I buy Matco or Snap On. They cost more but last longer under constant use. I keep 3 sizes of the Craftsman at home. Very handy and keeps me out of trouble when I'm working with aluminum. I tend to twist bolts off if I'm not careful.......

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Thanks guy's for the advice, I'll check those brands out.
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Good quality and even better price Sears Craftsman. I have one that's over 15 years old & I've had the calibration checked a few times over the years . It's always within a pound or so from correct.

Your NEWTON METER torque wrench has been within a POUND or so from correct???


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Re: Newton Meter Torque Wrench

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Any advice concerning a good NM Torque wrench,price, brand name etc..
I believe most torque wrenches have a dual scale on them.

I.e. Either NM & in/lbs or NM & ft/lbs

I am not sure of the quality of the newer Craftsman Torque wrenches. I have three of the clicker style and Sears will not replace or them any more. Mine are all over 10 years old.

NOTE What is broken on one of them is the lock collar. Torque wrench still works fine but you have to be careful not to change the adjustment when pulling on the handle.

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Ya... Sears didn't want to replace / fix mine Torque Wrench either . The teeth on the gears were wore out . So I took the guts out of one of there ratch handle's , and switch them out . They don't have a problem replacing a bad ratch handle .

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Re: Newton Meter Torque Wrench

I hate to be a spoil sport but isn't it only Craftsman they'll replace and not Sears. I've got both brands of tools in my tool box.

Last summer I brought them a 20 year old Craftsman garden hose that you could still see the brand on. The end had finally broken off. More than anything, I just wanted to see if they'd replace it. They did.

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I hate to be a spoil sport but isn't it only Craftsman they'll replace and not Sears. I've got both brands of tools in my tool box.

Last summer I brought them a 20 year old Craftsman garden hose that you could still see the brand on. The end had finally broken off. More than anything, I just wanted to see if they'd replace it. They did.
All of my torque wrenches say Craftsman on them...... Even though Sears was based here in Illinois the service sucked at our local sears store. Not sure how things are handled at K-mart / Sears now.

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