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Old 08-02-2014, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Torque wrench question

I need a torque wrench that can measure 14ft/lbs. ... I already own a Craftsman torque wrench that measures down to 20ft/lbs ... But it has a dial for selecting measures between 20, 30, 40, and etc... ...can I use the dial to walk it down to 14 from 20? Would it have the same accuracy? (See pic for the setting I'm describing.)

Probably not, I'm guessing. But truly low-range wrenches are hundreds of bucks, it seems, and I lack confidence in my ability to judge by feel.


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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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