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Which torque wrench to buy?

kidwoo

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Aug 25, 2003
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no, but my industry is loaded with acronyms. we actually have a controlled document that lists what all the abbreviations are.
That must be very nice to have. So that when you post shit like that you can reference it and be the one fucking person on ridemonkey who knows what the hell you're saying.
 

jonKranked

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Nov 10, 2005
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That must be very nice to have. So that when you post shit like that you can reference it and be the one fucking person on ridemonkey who knows what the hell you're saying.
NFHU isn't limited to my industry though. it's applicable to you in many instances.


Not For Human Use.
 

Electric_City

The orangutans are loose!
Apr 14, 2007
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I don't know why I'm throwing this out there since I cannot stand this dump and refuse to buy anything other than zip ties and rubber gloves there anymore, but...

Harbor freight actually gets VERY good ratings on their torque wrenches when they get tested side by side with Strap-on and other "truck" companies and torque specialists(cdi or something) . They're like $20 each. Lol! Lifetime warranty too. I had to take one back and it was exchanged on the spot. You don't have to believe me... (in a ghostly voice) Believe the internetz!

Google it.
 

SuboptimusPrime

Turbo Monkey
Aug 18, 2005
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I was thinking about Shimano PRO/LifeLine Proffesional torque wrench. Anyone use them? Have heard great opinions about them.
Hate to bring useful info to this classic off season RM dumpster fire but I've had one of these for 3-4 years and it has been solid. Had it checked once and it was still right on. All the allen and torx heads have been great, no rounding/slipping/stripping shit out. Not sure what issues other people have with torque wrenches (ie how they would fail) but no issues with this one.
 

Jm_

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Jan 14, 2002
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The shimano tools I've used in the shop were extremely high quality. Made park stuff seem like toys.
 

kazlx

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Aug 7, 2006
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KC Tool is a solid company too. Bought bunch of stuff from them. Wera, Wiha and Gedore stuff is all super nice.
 

Mark E.

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Dec 6, 2017
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The picture above from mykl....It's a CDI torque TLA28NM Screwdriver. They (CDI) were bought by Snap on Tools. I took a leap and figured if Snap On would buy them, the quality is probably decent.:thumb:

I have a Great Neck brand wrench. It was low cost and so far, so good.

CDI screwdriver @ $65 USD. Can be had for less but figure in shipping and handling.

Some day I'll buy some top line name brands. Til then the bolts have no preference on what is used on them.:shocked: