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Has anyone ever had to torque something in in/lbs, instead of ft/lbs??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tlmartin84, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Here's another yep answer. I have a ft./lbs. torque wrench and an in./lbs. torque wrench. Although I use the ft./lbs. wrench the most, there're times when you need the in./lbs. wrench.
     
  2. oldcarfart
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    Well, OK.............as long as snatch was involved! :rolleyes:

    BTW, I prefer my in/lb wrench in 1/4" drive, less tool to fumble with for low value applications.
     
  3. nofin
    Joined: Jan 7, 2010
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    from australia

    That one bolt on a caddy 472/500 water pump is where I discovered in/lbs was not a typo...
     
  4. hotrod_32
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  5. RAY With
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    Like Flying A above I use it in setting rotation torque in rear end pinion settings and all the light torque bolts in engine building. I like the snapon dial torque wrenches and have the calibration checked every couple of years just to be sure.
     
  6. JohnT
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
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    Can anyone recommend a decent quality inch lb tq wrench?

    like under 100 clams?
    thanks.
     
  7. Don Lyon
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
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    Harbor Freight if you have one nearby, AND before the Flak starts: I own 2, and they are calibrated annualy. (Im an A&P). The calibration rep said the click-stops from HF are MECHANICALLY as good as any. Just don't have a smooth,fine finish. Mine are over 15 years old.
     
  8. JohnT
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
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    thanks..
    I saw that... but the range is 20-200 inch lb.

    I would like something lower than 20


    but for 20 bucks I might pick it up anyway..
     
  9. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
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    from middle ca.

    harbor freight has inexpensive inch pound clickers .............
     
  10. for home hobby use HF click wrench in inch pounds is fine & I also have a proto bar ft pound & a craftsman click in ft pounds.
     

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