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    Torque wrench

    Who makes a good torque wrench for home use?

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    Before China freight gets mentioned...


    Snap On
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    Snap on is the best. I don't have snap on, I bought some Amazon specials. Tekton or something. So far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayTrout View Post
    Before China freight gets mentioned...


    Snap On
    Snap-On is the best hands down if my job required me to have one; however being a part time mechanic on my Jeep and not having my torque wrench calibrated on regular schedule I would recommend getting a China Freight one. If that is not what you want then get a Craftsman one. The only draw back with getting a Snap-On, Mac, Matco or Cornwell tools is finding a distributor.



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    To be honest I bought a HF one for 9.99 wit cupin. I use it all the time when rotating, installing part. I have over 74,000 on my rig and have not had a problem if that means anything. In fact when I bought my Jeep I had to get tools to work on it courtesy of HF. To each their own.
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    Craftsman makes a good 1/2" drive 20-150 ft/lb torque wrench for under $100. I've been using mine for a couple years now with no issues.

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    Yup, the Craftsman that JeepFan mentioned is what I have in my garage and what I use for installs/maintenance. However, I do carry a cheap Harbor Freight one in my Jeep and just for trail use.

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    Some people trust 10 dollar wrenches on a $40,000+ vehicle.
    I'm not that dude.

    I also own a bunch of craftsman tools and other junk. I happen to have a few snap on tools so I reach for them first.

    If I was in the market Id probably buy Carlyle tools from Napa or even Craftsman.


    What are you working on? Or just to own for maintenance stuff?
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    I got a nice set of Husky torque wrenches from Home Depot. I think they were $80 each, and came with a lifetime warranty.

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    FYI: Sears has the Craftsman 1/2" torque wrench on sale for $39.99
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