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Who makes a good torque wrench?(9 posts)

Who makes a good torque wrench?Just riding
Jun 26, 2001 12:55 PM
Who makes a good torque wrench in the clicking type, not the bar type, for cycling applications? thanks
Craftsman and Snap-OnCima Coppi
Jun 26, 2001 1:41 PM
I own a Craftsman 1/2 torque wrench, and it works very well with the step down adapter to 3/8 sockets. Snap-On probably makes the best torque wrenches, but you'll pay through the nose for one.

Good luck!!
Sheldon Brown, that's who!davidl
Jun 26, 2001 8:40 PM
Check out his TORK-GRIP Universal Torque Wrench at http://www.sheldonbrown/tork-grip.html
Sheldon Brown, that's who!davidl
Jun 26, 2001 8:44 PM
Sorry - the link doesn't work...try http://sheldonbrown.com and click on 'bicycle humor'
re: Who makes a good torque wrench?cycleguy
Jun 27, 2001 8:40 PM
I checked most I could find. I just purchased the Parks Tool TW-2. Was not my first choice till I looked at a few. Snap-on, Sears. Simple tool and a good price. Purchased from excell along with the the TWB-1 torque bit kit. More then I wanted to pay, around 170 bucks. That's US dollars, I forget this is multi na. But I found it fits everything I could expect. Minus a few off the wall componets

Oh, and it worked great. Very different feel from the normal allen wrenchs, etc. Felt much easier, of course, due to longer length.
Why is the torque bit kit so expensive? What am I missing? nmbill
Jun 29, 2001 2:20 PM
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Volumegrz mnky
Jun 29, 2001 3:32 PM
Get the universal type of tools at Sears. Full warranty on Craftsman, plus the prices are good due to high volume. $170 for a torque wrench and a half dozen Allen bits seems a bit obscene. For specialized bike tools I'm really digging the Park stuff - great quality and well designed. Prices do vary quite a bit between LBS and the web so shop around.
The Park torque wrench looks to be pretty reasonably priced atbill
Jun 30, 2001 11:54 AM
Colorado Cyclist -- like $30, give or take as memory serves. I doubt Sears would be much less. It'ts the little bits and pieces, some cone wrench attachments and hex attachments, where the real money comes in, like $125! I don't get it.
Volumecycleguy
Jul 1, 2001 8:04 AM
The torque wrench was $35 the Bit set was $125. Very pricy but has 5 sockets 5 hex bits and 5 crows feet that are cycling specific. Saved me from having to get pedal wrench and headset wrench and a few others.