New Tool Aquisition

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New Tool Aquisition

Postby Minidave » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:11 pm

I found this little jewel at Harbor Freight tonight, and it really works. This is a digital torque meter, that has an adaptor both top and bottom that lets you clamp it into a vise and use it to test torque wrenches, among other things. It's a pretty simple device, with an electronic load scale built in and a socket and adaptor on each end - seems to be accurate to tenths of a lb/ft or n/m or whatever scale you like to use, although the range is limited from about 10 to 150 lb/ft

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I checked both of my torque wrenches and found that my old 1/2" drive was off by about 10 lbs, where my inch lb wrench was spot on.

So if anyone has a torque wrench you'd like to test and possibly calibrate, we have the tool to do it now - as long as you don't have a super cheap on like mine that's not adjustable for calibration. So next shop day, bring your wrenches!
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Re: New Tool Aquisition

Postby Hagar46 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:19 am

Cool beans, Dave. I'll bring my torque wrench next time.
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Re: New Tool Aquisition

Postby Minidave » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:11 pm

I tested 2 torque wrenches at school today and both tested right on the number, so I think it's probably pretty accurate - we can test anyone's as long as we have a vice to clamp it in.
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Re: New Tool Aquisition

Postby imabyter » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:40 pm

I've been wondering about my Torque wrenches. The inch pounder seems fine, but the big one seems kind of light before it breaks loos...either that or I just got stronger as I got old...

Have to try that out some day.
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