Which torque wrench?

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  • Considering:

    Low torque:

    • Park TW1/4 Beam 0-7 Nm, £40
    • Park TW5 Ratchet 3-15Nm, £96

    High torque:

    • Park TW2 3/8"Beam 0-70Nm, £46
    • Park TW6 Ratchet 10-60Nm, £110
    • Draper 34570 Ratchet 3/8" 10-80Nm, £17 (how can it be this cheap?)

    I know there's other ones out there, Shimano, Cyclo, IceToolz.
    The Park beam wrenches seem overpriced for what they are. Also not sure if Park is the word when it comes to torque wrenches?

    Which ones are suitable for a home mechanic? I don't mind paying a bit more for a quality tool that is accurate and will last.

  • Paging mergatron as user cant be bothered to search

  • The search is your friend

    I am not so cannot be fucked to do it for you

  • http://www.lfgss.com/thread29199.html

    This might cover it.

    Thanks, had seen that thread already but it doesn't cover the question, i.e. "what torque wrenches are forumengers using?" Just looking to see what people are using in the real world and whether Park is considered a good/bad choice etc.

  • just found this thread, whilst purchasing this..
    i didn't plan on spending £75 when i considered my carbon project.
    but i am one to over tighten everything, so hoping this will prevent any mishaps / damage

    PRO Torque Wrench Toolkit 3-15Nm Torx T2 Hex 3-6


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    • PRO torque wrench.jpg
  • This one?
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PRO-Torque-Wrench-­Tool-Toolkit-3-15Nm-Torx-T25-Hex-3-6-/27­0688977575

    Looks nice.

    Particularly love that it includes the Torx that MTB discs would need in addition to all the usual M's that comprise most bolts on a bike.

  • yes this one..

  • There's a special edition Ritchey Torque Key in Sigma Sport that comes with a selection of replaceable bits for c. £20 vs the standard one that only has one non-changeable M4 bit.
    Does 5nm which is all you really need for carbon bits if you have assembly paste and it fits in a pocket for fiddling with your position when out on the road for first few rides.

    edit

    this is the fella

    http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/Product/2062­2/ritchey-special-edition-torquekey-with­-bits.asp

    As I understand it all the cheap torque £50 wrenches by Giant PRO BBB are the same item just rebadged, that PRO one does look different but no idea if any better.

  • I have the Park Tools one and it's gone rusty sitting in my shed.

    That sucks

  • just found this thread, whilst purchasing this..
    i didn't plan on spending £75 when i considered my carbon project.
    but i am one to over tighten everything, so hoping this will prevent any mishaps / damage

    PRO Torque Wrench Toolkit 3-15Nm Torx T2 Hex 3-6

    I got this one. I decided I wanted a click type one, nicer to use than one of the beam ones... and I wanted one from a proper 'non cheapo' brand and this was it. Good quality - does the job.

  • i figured that this tool^ along with all the Park Tools i have purchased over the years is an investment in my maintenance. i may never become a certified mechanic but all the short cuts and failed fixes over the years have been costly if a little educational.. lol

  • I have the Park Tools one and it's gone rusty sitting in my shed.

    That sucks

    Nuts

    I remember starting a foolish thread re storing tools in my shed and what people would suggest to protect such things.

    Ended up with a toolbox that lives under my kitchen stable - mainly because of concern for the torque wrench.

  • this is the torque wrench i use

    http://www.toolstop.co.uk/norbar-11037-t­orque-wrench-1/4-ratchet-adjustable-1-20­-n.m/10-180-lbf.in-model-sl0-steel-knob-­p5334

    The metal ended norbars cover a wider range and are more accurate, a few bob more but worth it. They are also rebranded for other manufacturers.

  • I use the Cyclo torque wrench and Im happy with it. not too expensive

  • Ended up with a toolbox that lives under my kitchen stable - mainly because of concern for the torque wrench.

    Neigh....

  • Whinny?

  • nerg.

  • I got the park TW6 in the end - very happy with it.

  • any more advise on torque wrenches
    what have you bought and how do you rate it ?

    this one seems a tad on the expensive side ?!
    http://www.i-ride.co.uk/cyclus/workshop_­equipment/Cyclus_720535_Torque_Wrench_To­ol_Set_3_8_Drive.html

    £405

    • Draper 34570 Ratchet 3/8" 10-80Nm, £17 (how can it be this cheap?)

    I'm wondering this as well. I bought this wrench for working on my car, have only used it once - no idea how accurate it is.

    The instructions state that it must be calibrated by a professional. A few reviews online said that straight out of the box the Draper was accurate when compared to calibrated wrenches.

  • I bought this one the other day after a recommendation from a friend...

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000R­O1ZCG/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00"]Torque­ Wrench Micrometer Style 3/8öSq Drive 2-24Nm/1.47-17.70lb.ft: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools[/ame]

    Seems to work okay although it didn't come with any of the necessary driver converters to use standard allen key bits.

  • ^ Mine looks exactly like that and I have had no issues. Think it came from Evans.

  • Feel free to mock me, but I have used a 12" wrench tugged at the end by a set of weighing scales in the past. Works fine as long as you can calculate the weight (force) required.

    Is it really annoying to have to use one of the cheaper Draper jobs?

  • Feel free to mock me, but I have used a 12" wrench tugged at the end by a set of weighing scales in the past. Works fine as long as you can calculate the weight (force) required.

    Is it really annoying to have to use one of the cheaper Draper jobs?

    O 'level physics ... and they said it would never come in useful in later life

    PAH !

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