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Old 06-26-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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5ftlb+ Torque Wrench

Does any one have a torque wrench that can go down to 5 ftlbs and would be will to lend it to me for a day? Mine only goes down to 10. :-(

If can anyone recommend a good torque wrench in this range that can be purchased at a local retail store? I always prefer craftsman tools, but the only torque wrench they have in this range is one of those electronic ones that are really expensive and IMO probably more prone to breaking. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:45 PM   #2
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:51 PM   #3
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You could look for a dial or beam torque wrench those are much cheaper.
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I have a Craftsman inch-pound wrench... if you're close to Spring Branch I can swing by. I don't loan tools, however (especially not a torque wrench, because if you drop it, it can need recalibration)

BTW... Sears just had these on sale... $40 from $80... maybe they're still on sale?

In case you didn't know... 12 inch-pounds = 1 foot-pound... 60 inch-pounds is 5 foot-pounds, etc.. Most inch-pound wrenches go up to ~240.
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Use your pinky finger and pull till it stops.
I don't know I've been working out my pinky lately. It might not know its own strength.

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I have a Craftsman inch-pound wrench... if you're close to Spring Branch I can swing by. I don't loan tools, however (especially not a torque wrench, because if you drop it, it can need recalibration)

BTW... Sears just had these on sale... $40 from $80... maybe they're still on sale?

In case you didn't know... 12 inch-pounds = 1 foot-pound... 60 inch-pounds is 5 foot-pounds, etc.. Most inch-pound wrenches go up to ~240.
Thanks for the tip. They're 60 from 80, but still not too bad and probably a good investment.

Is this the one you were talking about?
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-micro...1&blockType=G1

Also I am humble enough to sadly admit I hadn't realized that was the conversion, but makes plenty of sense. I'll definitely be buying one of these tomorrow (I'm not near spring branch).

Thanks for hitting me over the head with the obvious. Need that from time to time.
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Is this the one you were talking about?
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-micro...1&blockType=G1

Also I am humble enough to sadly admit I hadn't realized that was the conversion, but makes plenty of sense. I'll definitely be buying one of these tomorrow (I'm not near spring branch).

Thanks for hitting me over the head with the obvious. Need that from time to time.
Thats the critter... I think it was on a better sale for Father's day. Regardless, it will come in handy

And I never knew such an animal existed either, until the guy at Sears enlightened me
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Got the last 10-75 ft lbs at baybrook sears for 40. killer deal. Should have got the inch lbs to but oh well.
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If you have a fish scale, in a pinch you can mark a spot 6" from the pivot on a ratchet and pull to 10 Lbs.
That will equal 5 ft/lbs.
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Drop by sears for that.

I use this for inch pound stuff.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/998...ch-screwdriver
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I use this one

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-3-8-i...7&blockType=G7

screw those clicker ones
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