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A question for all you semi-pro spanner weilders…

If I was to buy a torque wrench what operating range would you suggest?

I won't be doing engine strip-downs mostly easy DIY stuff.

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You want at least three. Torque wrenches are best used in the upper half of the scale.

One for lower torqued bolts/nuts, like up to 30Nm, one up to roughly 80Nm, and one big one for the wheel nuts, that can at least handle 150Nm.
 

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That sounds expensive! Cheers though Max. I shall have a more considered think about the type of jobs I will do. It only came to mind with a simple fitting of rear pick-up bobbins recently which requested I tighten them to 8Nm, currently I'm doing it by rack o' eye, twist o' gob.
 

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that's exactly why. 8Nm is very little. It's like the force you can exert by holding a spanner between your thumb and index finger right at the head only, and resting you little pinky on the end.

A torque wrench that goes up to 80Nm cannot be used for those low values, the weight alone could strip the thread...
 
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