i belong to a 4runner forum and there is a vendor that is selling a torque wrench:
Brown Line Metalworks, LLC | Professional Grade Digital Torque Wrench
it's digital and great price for the members.
having said that... i have a sears mechanical/click style torque wrench and i actually prefer that one. i think i paid about $80 or so for it about 3 years ago.
i think i just have to get used to the brownline one.
Could you share your impressions of the Brown Line wrench in more detail?
By the way, there's a deal for USMB members, too.
if you can get the same price as the 4runner forum then... sure.Thanks a lot. So it works sort of like a beam-type wrench with a sensor and a read-out. I feel tempted to get one, but on the other hand, a torque wrench can be loaned free of charge from AutoZone.
The NAPA branded tools are very good quality and have a lifetime warranty. I am sure there are some NAPAs near you.I prefer to get good quality tools that last and have a warranty. Craftsman and Kobalt mainly. I have some Husky stuff, but I don't have a Home Depot anywhere within an hour's drive. But I am open for other options.
Accuracy of torque wrenches is dependent on the type of wrench and you should read carefully the owner's/operator's manual for the one you use. After reading this thread I found this website with a lot of good information including their owner's and calibration manuals for each wrench they make. I copied the link to one of their white papers, but you can get to the rest of their site from there.I want to reiterate what I mentioned before - these wrenches are only accurate in the center portion of their range. Don't use a 20 to 175 ft lb tool to torque a 30 or 160 ft lb fastener - it won't be correct! OTH, it will probably be a LOT closer than you can estimate using a regular socket handle.....
But that size would be ideal for lug nuts.
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