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Postby dans » Tue 22.05.2007, 21:55

Dico wrote:Oh Danny boy :smt034 ,


Beautiful!!!

Dico wrote:Did you get one in the end?


Err.... nope :oops: :oops:
I've been er.... borrowing one... from work... as and when needed.

Still planning on getting one though I don't know when....
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Postby Russc » Tue 05.06.2007, 16:15

Going to go for one of those cheap screwfix ones. They have just opened a trade counter 1/2 a mile away from me so won`t have to pay the postage costs.

I`m sure there will be a good reason why it`s so cheap and i`m sure i`ll found out :)
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Postby muley » Tue 05.06.2007, 17:13

Russc wrote:Going to go for one of those cheap screwfix ones. They have just opened a trade counter 1/2 a mile away from me so won't have to pay the postage costs.

I'm sure there will be a good reason why it's so cheap and i'm sure i'll found out :)


Er, I have a screwfix one - it's not very well made to be honest.

I've put it in the back of the drawer and replaced it with one I bought from Sears (in the USA) - a really nice piece of kit ..

I'd be inclined to go online - there's some really nice ones about

tooledup / toolsinstock / clarkes etc etc

I have a 3/8" drive for most nuts and bolts and a 1/2" for the heavy duty work - suspension and the like ...

Just my opinion.

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Postby rob_J » Wed 06.06.2007, 13:22

The halfords ones are actually surprisingly well made. They're not the cheapest but still good value I think.
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Postby Russc » Wed 06.06.2007, 13:50

Ah well, never mind. I read this after i bought it last night.

Still, it was only 13 quid so not the end of the world. I don`t do loads of jobs on the car so it might do. If i start doing more then i`ll invest in some "decent" kit.

Thanks for the replies tho
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Postby muley » Wed 06.06.2007, 15:58

Russ,

Sounds like a bargain (especially as you saved on the postage)

I guess I was unlucky with mine - take care that the mechanism on the end of the handle doesn't fall out and scatter itself round the garage.

To be honest, most torque wrenches up to about the £30 mark all look the same to me - I suspect they're all made in the same factory ...

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Postby Dico » Wed 06.06.2007, 17:07

I got the sixty quider from Halfrauds.
I'll let you know how good it is in a couple of years when I do my suspension work :lol:
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Re: Torque wrench

Postby surfboardfiller » Mon 25.07.2011, 21:50

I need to torque some bolts and (set screws) but have no room for my trusty torque wrench to engage another ratchet to tighten up to the correct torque (44 nm). I can do wheel bolts by hand pretty accurately but I just cant get any socket spanner in the space either. I can't use an extension as it doesn't get any better throw before I run out of space.
I can use my ratchet spanners as they have flexi heads.

Is there a decent tool that doesn't cost a silly amount of money I can torque my bolts up with?
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Re: Torque wrench

Postby surfboardfiller » Wed 24.08.2011, 12:23

Found a small one for £15 at Donny. Sorted :D
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