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Old 06-14-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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Long story, but I am now looking for some bullet proof torque wrenches, 1/2", 3/4", and 3/8" might be nice to have all actually, anything comparable to snap-on without selling my soul. Any ideas?
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You get what you pay for. Buy Harbor Freight, and plan on getting another set, sooner or later depending on how much you use them. My small one (1/4") has lasted, but that's because I rarely use it. The 1/2" broke (internal pin sheared) after less than a year. And I don't even use them all that much anyway.

Or, get a decent one, and pay through the nose. But it should be the last one you ever have to get.
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I have the HF 3/8" and 1/2", have used them both many many times, and they're still "fine" for my purposes.
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Alright, thanks guys.
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Paging Ben to thread 22371

Seriously, though, some guy took a HF wrench and put it on a fancy torque wrench calibrator and found it was very accurate. I can't speak for their accuracy over time, but out of the box I guess they're ok. I have a few, which have held up better than the other off brand one I got at Autozone.
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I have a 1/2" Craftsman and 3/8" Craftsman, the smaller reading in in/lbs.
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i also need a 1/4" for small stuff, if anyone has any cheap suggestions that are actually decent post up. yes i know i could get a digital snap-on but i can't justify it
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