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Author Topic: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++  (Read 850 times)

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2013, 06:54:59 PM »
I have their 1/4" one and a few others from so called "good" brands. Most of these have overlapping ranges and once in a while I check a couple on the same bolt, and they always come out pretty close. This should be absolutely fine and you can't beat the price.

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2013, 08:20:22 PM »
$34.99 <> $9.99
Says a lot of profit margins.
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2013, 08:33:15 PM »
Like bare said, +/- 4 percent of being right on is a lot better than nothing at all.

Several years ago I bought a 1/2" drive Harbor Freight torque wrench and a deep socket just to remove and re-tighten the lug nuts on my Miata.
Not only is it a lot easier to get the nuts off and on, I know they will be tightened down close to the mfg recommendation.  It's been doing a great job. 
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2013, 08:46:48 PM »
I've got a bendy one, but sometimes I can't read it due to tool angle.  So a click one might be better.

On the other hand, if I had a lift...

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2013, 06:38:10 AM »
......... Would you trust a $10 tool to torque the most important nuts .......

I've paid less than that to get my nuts torqued .....   or, is that a campfire question ?
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2013, 12:03:39 PM »
Gremlin - definitely a Campfire section post!  But then again, my post just above yours is, too!

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2013, 01:57:22 PM »
You guys are probably right.  To each their own.  I personally would trust my naked hand over a Chinese torque wrench, and I do.  You're still getting what you paid for, why wouldn't you want to spend a few more dollars and buy something that has a good reputation rather than wasting your money on something that you know is not accurate?  Seems silly to me.

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2013, 02:07:05 PM »
...You can get the wrench tested and see what the error is and correct it from there!...
Where can you get them tested for accuracy?
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2013, 04:12:16 PM »
You guys are probably right.  To each their own.  I personally would trust my naked hand over a Chinese torque wrench, and I do.  You're still getting what you paid for, why wouldn't you want to spend a few more dollars and buy something that has a good reputation rather than wasting your money on something that you know is not accurate?  Seems silly to me.

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2013, 03:02:03 PM »
Three styles of torquers:
   Deflection (benders)
   Dial
   Click
The only truly accurate one the Deflection, or Beam type. All others have a disputed margin of error, usually around +/- 4%, even with the expensive ones. Each has its use depending on the application.
The click-type from HF are of decent home-use quality. My only gripe would be with the 1/4" drive. The head is way too big for the application. The 1/2" and 3/8" models are perfectly fine.
My rule of thumb over the years has been to buy the least expensive tool for the job, and as long as it works I'm good to go. If/when it breaks I go up a step, and continue the process until I get one that doesn't break.  ::)
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