I'd like to get a torque wrench, and I'm not really knowledgeable enough to know where the best place to get a decent torque wrench is. Does anyone have a good recommendation for one that doesn't break the bank?
Where'd you get it, and what's the minimum nm setting?I picked up a Craftsman micro clicker torque wrench on sale for $30something a little while ago. It might be on sale again right now. Has inch-lbs and Newton-meters. Can't attest to its accuracy, but I haven't snapped any bolts or had anything fall off yet.
Been using that for awhile now although most bolts I do by feel, works good. Also have a husky I think 3/8 works fine for cassette. You can get the little adapter pieces to go from 1/4 to 3/8 to 1/2, etc. for peanuts.Harbor Freight. 10 bucks when there's a coupon. It's 1/4" drive for the one that has range for bikes so you'll need to buy an adapter or shell out a lot for bits.
I could not feel any let off at all i tried it on other items besides my bike and never heard a click or felt a let off. I also have a 1/2 in Craftsman torque wrench i use on bigger equipment and it clicks and also you can feel it let off. I never felt a difference in feel or a click even tried it on several odd parts around . Am i doing something wrong. I have lots of experience with my bigger torque wrench. Or is it defective? This is a 3/8 but starts out at 25 in lbsYou wouldn't be able to set the torque wrench properly as soon as you got past lightly threading the bolt in you would have been at that torque spec immedietly and it would be easy to go by it because at that setting the internal spring doesn't have enough pressure to make a noticeable click noise. It would be an extremely faint noise if heard at all.