torque wrench

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Loud by design, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Loud by design

    Loud by design Active Member

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    hey everyone just wondering what type or model of torque wrenches everyone uses. ive got a few pretty good torque wrenches from working on bikes but all of them are ft lbs. im looking for some torque wrench suggestions for one that i can use for my rifles but the only problem is most of them seem to start to high in the tourque range to really be useful. any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I use a precision grade Snap On that is the screw driver type with a dial built into it. Found it on Ebay for about $50, and had it calibrated (was just fine). Remember a torque wrench is most accurate in the middle 65% of it range, and musch less accurate to closer you get to the max and minimum. (all of them) I like the dial type as I can see the reading build up as the screw turns and also if somethings amiss. The best torque wrench I ever used was a digitial one sold by Snap On that was similar to the one I have, but they were very expensive (extremely accurate).
    gary