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Offline T140CLIVE

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1/4 TORQUE WRENCH
« on: October 05, 2020, 08:15:24 AM »
Any recommendations out there for a 1/4 in torque wrench?

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Re: 1/4 TORQUE WRENCH
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 09:58:40 AM »
Offhand (I can check later) I think mine is a Sealey 6-24nm in a red plastic hard case.
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Re: 1/4 TORQUE WRENCH
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 10:08:40 AM »
*Originally Posted by T140CLIVE [+]
Any recommendations out there for a 1/4 in torque wrench?
That might depend on the torque range you want it to cover.  :027:
  
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Re: 1/4 TORQUE WRENCH
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 10:24:30 AM »
A lot of my motoring tools come from Halfords which I've always found to be of good quality. I have 1 x 1/4" torque wrench from them that goes from about 8 - 60 Nm and 1 x 1/2" that goes to about 120 Nm. The advantage with these wrenches is that they are very easy to set to the required torque.
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Re: 1/4 TORQUE WRENCH
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 10:53:19 AM »
Norbar - the best
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Re: 1/4 TORQUE WRENCH
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2020, 11:23:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by awjdthumper [+]
.. about 8 - 60 Nm and 1 x 1/2" that goes to about 120 Nm.

That's why I only needed a small range 1/4" drive as I already had 1/4" and 1/2" drive torque wrenches but not as low a range as never really needed to go as low in the past as these more modern bikes appear to be assembled.
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Re: 1/4 TORQUE WRENCH
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2020, 01:26:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
... I already had 1/4" and 1/2" drive torque wrenches but not as low a range as never really needed to go as low in the past as these more modern bikes appear to be assembled.

...realised that should have been 3/8" and 1/2" ... :002: .. also good to keep the torque wrench size and range relative to the fastener size.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2020, 01:27:49 PM by Stevie.P »
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Re: 1/4 TORQUE WRENCH
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2020, 09:48:15 PM »
IMO the only torque wrench worth having is a good quality Deflecting Beam type which are the most accurate. There are plenty of less expensive types around with spring mechanisms but they degrade with age and are inaccurate and inconsistent. A good 3/8"  ( example - Warren&Brown) has a range of 5 to 120 Nm which will cover most all motorcycle needs. IMO.
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Re: 1/4 TORQUE WRENCH
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2020, 07:53:37 PM »
I used to calibrate torque wrenches for aircraft industry. I reccomend  Norbar torque wrenches.  Buy cheap, buy twice. Always store at minimum.

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Re: 1/4 TORQUE WRENCH
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2020, 08:27:50 PM »
I use  a "Lifeline essentials" (2-24 Nm)  A bit cheap and cheerful but not that far out calibration wise.   See Wiggle / Chain reaction/ etc. /Cycles.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 08:30:40 PM by TigerNige »

 


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