Torque Wrench

Discussion in 'Clio General Chat' started by Big Ben, Dec 7, 2017 at 2:26 PM.

  1. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Hi chaps.

    Want to purchase a torque wrench but not too clued up. Primarily going to be used for changing wheels.
    1/2” drive looks the way forward.
    Anyone recommend me something?
    Don’t want budget or top end products though!
    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    Doncaster
    RB 200 cup
    :good: Eagerly watching
     
  3. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
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  4. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200

    752
    cambridge
    Megane 275 Trophy
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  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Do you use it on your wheels mate or for work? Quite cheap. Looks ok though
     
  6. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200

    752
    cambridge
    Megane 275 Trophy
    i use it for the wheels and any other bits i need.
     
  7. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    I'd personally buy something branded, I only happened upon mine by accident. It was £35 at the time so has gone up slightly.
    Only reason I say that is I know it's been calibrated properly.
     
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  8. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
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  9. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

    1/2 drive & up to 200nm should see you good!

    just remember once used wind back to 0 so it doesnt go out of calibration
     
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  10. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Cheers Foxy
     
  11. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
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  12. Cossers

    Cossers Paid Member

    573
    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    I have three teng tools wrenches, great quality, found I needed three to cover all the ranges and accuracy
     
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  13. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    I have 1/2 and 3/8 drive Draper Expert torque wrenches.
     
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  14. JMR

    JMR Paid Member

    87
    Notts/Lincs
    Porsche + LY200
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  15. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Personally, i would think twice before buying 18£ torque wrench.
    Okay, if only job is torque wheel bolts maybe then it will be fine..

    I have :

    Biltema 1/2" 40-250nm
    Proxxon 1/4" 4-36nm

    Those were something like 50-80£ / each and shipped with calibrating papers.
     
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  16. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    I'm sure there are fantastic for a mechanic like yourself but as you said, Ben is just changing wheels here lol.
     
  17. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

  18. Helpimonfire

    Helpimonfire Paid Member

    208
    Fakenham, Norfolk
    2006 Clio 197
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  19. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    637
    2010 Clio RS200
    I'm using one of these for the past 18 months, like you say comes with a case and cal cert. Regularly check it with my friends more expensive and calibrated torque wrench to make sure it's still close enough to what I need it to be.
     
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