torque wrench

by Fringe   March 7, 2010  

anyone know of a decent torque wrench for around the £50 mark? (for bike related fettling) . or do i need to spend more..

and whats better the 'click' ones or the ones like the park tools 'beam' type.

ta.

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One of the main problems i've always found is that bike bolt torques always fall in between the low-torque and high-torque units, meaning you have to have one of both. Beam ones are good enough for most bike jobs if you're more careful, the great thing about a ratchet one is that you don't have to be careful Smile

Halfords do a good one for £50 that goes down to 8Nm, but it's always the really low-toque bolts i'm most worried about!

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7804 posts]
7th March 2010 - 21:44

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I have this one, which works for everything on my bike. It has a range from 2-24Nm.

Available from CRC here for £51.00 - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=29803

Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [688 posts]
8th March 2010 - 10:56

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ah..that was the one i was looking at. Smile

cheers.

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posted by Fringe [1093 posts]
8th March 2010 - 16:51

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google 'sealey' torque wrenches and you'll find something suitable at that price point. It wont come with bits though.

Really, though?

posted by workhard [393 posts]
9th March 2010 - 9:34

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