torque wrench range

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Dave Brower wrote:


why not explain if you have any creditable information....... pretty sneaky to just blurt out insults and nothing to back it up..... if i am wrong then so be it....
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Wasn't meant to be an insult. Just what I was thinking after reading your post.
and nothing to back it up.....

How do you know if it's working if you don't calibrate it? Sure, it works as a breaker bar, but how accurate is it at measuring torque? If you don't care about accuracy, why bother with a torque wrench? Your type of wrench is called a *Beam*. They are more forgiving than most other types, but forcing it past it's intended range will ruin it, permanently. It will look like it still works, but you can't trust the readings. Bottom line--a torque wrench is an instrument for taking measurements and should be used only for that. Dave
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"jim" wrote

As long as that one's never been used as a breaker bar too (even once).
I guess you could clamp the square drive end in a vice so the wrench is horizontal, and hang a weight that you trust (there's that word again) from the pivot point in the handle, and see if the dial reads where it should. Try a few different weights to check at various points on the scale.
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