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Help What's a good torque wrench to start with?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear - Accessories - Workshop Tools' started by Mymia, May 22, 2017.

  1. Mymia

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    I'm mostly worried about the forks. There's a range of 18 - 62Nm on the stuff there. So I found the Topeak D Torque Wrench DX, which looks perfect (4-80Nm range). My bank account, however, is already crying.

    What torque wrenches do you all use or recommend? Any help appreciated.
     
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    Johnny Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I use one like this. They basically sell them for free and these don't need calibrating neither. I will buy a proper one in the future though.
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    I've got both the big Warren and Brown one with the 3/4" drive and the kincrome one from Bunnings

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/kincrome-micrometer-torque-wrench_p6116683

    The bunnings one will be a lot kinder to your wallet and is perfectly suitable - the ratchet is also useful for hard to reach spots with less turning space - if you get this one remember to loosen the spring tension before putting it back into the tool box - it's in the manula
     
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    Agree with GI. The only brand i'll ever buy is the Warren and Brown products. Purchased a cheap torque spanner , cant remember the brand and it was so far out of calibration it wasn't funny ,no wonder i kept on blowing head gaskets in my old car. The tool was quickly filed under R for rubbish.
     
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    warren and brown and your grandkids will thank you when they are 90.
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    I bought my Warren and Brown in about 1976 (3/8" drive ) and although I don't use it every day it is a tool I would not be without.
    Have a look for a second hand quality one as they don't wear out and will probably outlast you and your kids. :D
     
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    Warren & Brown 321500. 3/8" drive and does 5-140nm or something like that. Mine cost about $250 but if you look after it, you'll never need another.
     
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    Seems like Warren & Brown is the consensus.

    @Joker that's a great find! At that price it's probably worth picking up even if I do get a Warren & Brown!

    Thanks so much everyone.
     
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    aldi have one in a sale once a year for 25 bucks madein china
     
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    Ohhh, love Aldi specials. I'll have to keep an eye out. Thanks, @risky. :)
     
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    You may be able to find an unsold straggler in one of their stores in the reduced price displays
     
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    have not seen them for a while but will look for you when next in inner newcastle. saw some once down to 20 bucks. not a perfect wrench but suitable for occasional jobs but warren and brown the rolls royce of tension wrenches.might even pick one up in a 2nd hand store.
     
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