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    Caught the Bug Outdoorsman_JK's Avatar
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    Digital vs "Click" torque wrench

    So I was checking out a few different torque wrenches and wanted to get some feedback from you guys.

    I was looking at a Tekton torque wrench for carrying on the trail with me and possibly a digital one for home. I would love to have a Snap-on digital torque wrench, but can't justify the price. Do any of you guys own or have used the Craftsman 1/2" digi-click torque wrench?

    Pros / Cons of digital vs "click"? Would you ever carry a digital torque wrench on the trail? Personally I don't think I would because a possible dead battery or dropping it into a puddle or getting wet. Just wanted to get your opinions/experiences on trail vs home torque wrenches.

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    I have a mechanical one. I just don't trust digital stuff for that application. Not saying it's right or wrong, I just have never liked digital stuff for accuracy. I do take it on the trail, just because I have a spot for it next to my breaker bar.
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    They are both going to do the same job. I have always used a "click" torque wrench. To me, if it works... don't fix it. I do bring it on the trail with me... because, well... why not?
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    I own both digital and clicking style. I have used my clicking style and then used my snap-on digital to see if it's accurate (digital is just as accurate). I do get more satisfaction out of that click though! Lol


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    I've always used click


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    There's just something really satisfying about cranking down until it clicks.


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    I have an older Craftsman full digital torque wrench, not the digi-click. It works great. Never had an issue. It is advisable to carry an extra set of batteries. I rarely use mine, but storage seems to drain the batteries.

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    I've only ever used the click type. I'm sure digital is fine. I have a Craftsman & 2 Kobalts, in varying ranges.


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    I had the snap on digital 1/2". I loved it (when it worked) after 6 months of owning it I had to send it in to the factory 3x for repair. Snap on was going to replace it as a lemon the 4th time, but I opted to just trade it in on a good old clicker. Digital had a lot of bells and whistles, but when it came down to it all I really want is an accurate torque wrench.


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    Quote Originally Posted by QuicksilverJK View Post
    I had the snap on digital 1/2". I loved it (when it worked) after 6 months of owning it I had to send it in to the factory 3x for repair. Snap on was going to replace it as a lemon the 4th time, but I opted to just trade it in on a good old clicker. Digital had a lot of bells and whistles, but when it came down to it all I really want is an accurate torque wrench.


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    That's my main fear about them.


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