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Torque wrench

ct4occt4oc Posts: 98
edited November 2012 in Workshop
I'm thinking of adding a torque wrench to my erver expanding box of cycle tools, any recomendations on which one to get? thanks in advance. 8)

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  • rrsodlrrsodl Posts: 486
    I'm also interested in the answer to this question.
  • NewTTerNewTTer Posts: 463
    Make sure you buy one that covers the range of settings you are going to need, on a bike this will be very low. Then buy the very best you can afford, cheap ones will not be accurate, and you may aswell not bother.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,213
    it's been asked a lot

    imho sealey stw1012, good range, calibrated, excellent storage box, 3/8" drive

    online you can get one for around 30-35 quid including postage

    no bits included, so you need to allow extra for that
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  • mpdouglasmpdouglas Posts: 219
    You could do worse than the £25 quid one that B&Q sell.

    http://www.diy.com/nav/build/motoring-w ... d=11888652

    It covers 5Nm - 25Nm.
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  • sungod wrote:
    it's been asked a lot

    imho sealey stw1012, good range, calibrated, excellent storage box, 3/8" drive

    online you can get one for around 30-35 quid including postage

    no bits included, so you need to allow extra for that

    I had a couple of Sealey torque wrenches, while they are cheap they aren't that well made and one of them literally fell to bits.

    I eventually got Norbar ones, the tt20 is really nice and worth paying extra for I think.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    Folk here tend to rate the BBB ones. Not had any problems with mine.

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/tools-bbb-torquefix-tool/bbbatool250000000000
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  • nferrarnferrar Posts: 2,511
    Just get a Ritchey Torque key, that's enough for the 'delicate' stuff, the rest just do by feel. I have a BBB torque wrench and a Park one but never bother with them these days, yet to crack/strip anything apart from a light bracket...
  • flasherflasher Posts: 1,620
    Rolf F wrote:
    Folk here tend to rate the BBB ones. Not had any problems with mine.

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/tools-bbb-torquefix-tool/bbbatool250000000000

    Excellent bit of kit, wouldn't be without mine, used way more than I thought!
  • simona75simona75 Posts: 336
    nferrar wrote:
    Just get a Ritchey Torque key, that's enough for the 'delicate' stuff, the rest just do by feel. I have a BBB torque wrench and a Park one but never bother with them these days, yet to crack/strip anything apart from a light bracket...

    +1
    Got a torque key earlier this year and it does all the delicate bits on my bike
  • I recently bought a Laser 1/4" drive wrench from Screwfix - does 5 to 25NM - quality is good and they even have a recalibration service. £40.
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  • ct4occt4oc Posts: 98
    looks like i may be going for the BBB one, thank you for your advice.
  • rrsodlrrsodl Posts: 486
    I just ordered this http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/product/detail/aid:228762 for £47 which is the same as this Pedro http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=31342 at £99.

    I was ordering some wheels so I thought why not? I had to pay postage anyway :)

    The research I did the other day seems like it's good enough for what I need.
  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,218
    mpdouglas wrote:
    You could do worse than the £25 quid one that B&Q sell.

    http://www.diy.com/nav/build/motoring-w ... d=11888652

    It covers 5Nm - 25Nm.

    Have to disagree - I bought one of those and found it untrustworthy around 5NM. I'd go for one that starts at 2NM - ended up with this cheapy: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... tedKingdom for around the same price. Works well, the limit click at 2NM is quite distinct unlike some others.
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