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Old 10-29-2007, 11:14 AM   #21
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I bought a POS HF one for wheels, but if I were putting together an engine, I'd buy the best available.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:16 AM   #22
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Swingline didn't even make a red stapler until that movie.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:13 PM   #24
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how would you know that?
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:22 PM   #25
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wikipedia:
A Swingline product was featured in the 1999 cult-classic film Office Space wherein one employee "Milton" complains repeatedly that his red Swingline stapler was stolen and eventually sets fire to the office building in retaliation. At the time, Swingline had not manufactured red staplers for years. In 2002 they released a limited edition series as a result of customer interest.

They might have made them a long time ago, but that was way before my time.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:33 PM   #26
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Thats exactly the reason we have 6 spray painted staplers in my office.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:54 PM   #27
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:37 PM   #28
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This is a huge thread for a tq wrench... so **** reading it.

I bought a click-ratchet type at autozone for ~$15-20
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:49 PM   #29
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Well my craftsman torque wrench works fine for me. What are you gonna torque that is over 150 lbs? I don't think there is anything on a miata that needs that much torque
i put as much torque as i could into a normal ratchet on the bolts for my control arms, the damn things kept *CLANKING* anytime i hit a bump, thought it was the shocks i had just replaced yeah if i wasn't gonna do anything too serious with the torque wrench i'd just go harbor freight
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:42 AM   #30
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just got a mannesmann torque wrench for $30 shipped
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http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/prec2fr100f.html

thats what i use, but I managed to find one on discount for like $100 shipped. It has been really nice to use so far and it is accurate to like 2-3% which was important to me when I built my motor.
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I bought a POS HF one for wheels, but if I were putting together an engine, I'd buy the best available.
same here. 10 bucks HF. does great for wheels, nuts, bolts, etc.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:56 PM   #33
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Bought a HF 1/2 one. Works great thus far. Got a bunch of other crap while i was at it. I'm happy. I wouldn't build a motor with one but that's why you always have a mechanic friend willing to lend out tools.
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I may have already said this but I have a 20 dollar 1/2" torque wrench and I had a it tested by a tool repair shop and it was spot on above 20 ft/lbs. I was surprised. I used it to torque the head on my miata and it's still holding so far.
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:13 PM   #35
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funny this tread got bumped today. I saw my dad tonight. He has 3 torque wrenches in his box, so I took 1 home with me.
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