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Old 09-11-2009, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dial-Style in-lb. torque Wrench

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I am rebuilding a pair of 60's and need a torque wrench for setting the R&P. Since I am learning how to set the R&P with this unit any pointer about good/bad would be nice to know.

Any suggestions for vendows with reasonably priced units?

I have seen them around this price point, but have no experience buying one of these wrenches.

http://www.flexibleassembly.com/Prod...nches/1502LDIN
http://www.toolsource.com/dial-torqu...-p-105072.html
http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/p-46...-d2f150hm.aspx

Yes, I searched, but the majority of applicable posts are from 2005/6, and while the wrench technology hasn't changed significantly, many of the mfr's have.

Your input is appreciated.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.toolsource.com/beamtype-t...b-p-71321.html

I use this at home, it's work for a cheap-o, but I sure do miss my snap-on dial style wrench at my old shop. If you are going to be doing more than a few a year, I'd spend the extra coin on one of the ones you listed. If you are only going to be doing a few a year, the beam style wrench will work
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You should borrow a good one, unless you are going to be doing a lot of this work.
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I would borrow one, but I only know of 2 people who have them locally and they are both pros... I will borrow a friends tools, but never the ones they use to make their living.

Rural living does have some drawbacks.

Laser, do you have on I could borrow?

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For the money, this was a good buy for me. I'll only do a few a year so I didn't need a $200 torque wrench.

http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT...36984&PMT4NO=0

It's an Armstrong deflecting beam with a small range and small increments. For $65 it works great. The only thing is that it is a 1/4" drive so I have to run an adapter to an adapter to get my pinion nut socket to fit.
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I also used a beam style. They are cheaper and I was able to pick one up at the local bike shop for $50. Like scoutman said you will need multiple adapters. It should definitely get you close enough for pinion bearing preload IMHO.
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http://www.toolsource.com/beamtype-t...b-p-71321.html

I use this at home, it's work for a cheap-o, but I sure do miss my snap-on dial style wrench at my old shop. If you are going to be doing more than a few a year, I'd spend the extra coin on one of the ones you listed. If you are only going to be doing a few a year, the beam style wrench will work
That's the one I've got and it has worked great on a few axles. I do agree though, if I was doing more than mine and a couple buddies' axles I'd want the one that is more coin.
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Get one of the Park Tools beam style ones (listed above) ~$40 or if you really want a dial style, check pawn shops. I got a Mac tools dial indicator in/lb torque wrench at a pawn shop for $60 when I did my R&P swap
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