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Old April 1st, 2012, 07:17 PM
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I'm looking to get a torque wrench and was wondering if anyone had any experience with the Eastwood Digital Torque Wrench

http://www.eastwood.com/digital-elec...3-8-drive.html

I am trying to decide between this and the Precision Instruments Split Beam Click which I have heard good things about:

http://www.amazon.com/Precision-Inst.../dp/B000FMO6HG

Love the idea of the digital, but haven't heard any first hand reports on the Eastwood.

Thanks!
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Old April 1st, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Never used an Eastwood. This is what I have:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/defende...7146/lightbox/

Still a lot of things on the D90 require torque values outside of this wrench's range. Need to pick up a bigger one someday.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 07:41 PM
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That Snap On is a sweet wrench, but out of my budget range at the moment... trying to keep it under $150.
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I have a Sears Craftsman 1/2" drive flex beam type. I personally don't want one that requires adjustment by someone else, this also includes the thought that it could be out of adjustment and I'd not know it and I could really do things wrong.

Unless your sending rocket ships to the moon, I'd stick with the flex beam type, & you can adjust it (zero) yourself.

PS, If you bust the Craftsman, they'll give you another.
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Check out your local pawn shops, you can find great deals there.
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I got a Snapon that was "repoed" by the rep...and was sent in to be serviced...can't remember how much...but much cheaper than new.

My 1/2in drive is snapon and my 3/8 is craftsman...
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 10:49 AM
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I'll check out the pawn shop to see if there are any deals - been watching craigslist, but I haven't seen any screaming deals... no one tried the Eastwood yet?
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I have a craftsman digital 1/2" drive. I like it and I trust it more than the old click type one that I have that has never been recalibrated and just doesn't feel "right." It was a bit more than the one you linked. I have heard that torque wrenches are generally more accurate in the middle of their range. Not sure how that plays out for you but I've always opted for (or ended up with) ones that go a bit higher than 100ft lbs. I do own a smaller 3/8" drive click-type but I rarely use it. One thing I found with the electric is that it is WAY more precise than you will ever be. At best you will be within a couple of ft lbs of the goal.



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I'm looking to get a torque wrench and was wondering if anyone had any experience with the Eastwood Digital Torque Wrench

http://www.eastwood.com/digital-elec...3-8-drive.html

I am trying to decide between this and the Precision Instruments Split Beam Click which I have heard good things about:

http://www.amazon.com/Precision-Inst.../dp/B000FMO6HG

Love the idea of the digital, but haven't heard any first hand reports on the Eastwood.

Thanks!
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I bought on of these. This is Snap-On's industrial company (whatever that means).

http://www.amazon.com/Snap--Industrial-Torque-1002MFRMH-100-Foot/dp/B002LA19P2/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1333390299&sr=1-1
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 12:18 AM
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After a couple weeks watching fleabay, I got a great deal on a used snapon one. I think it was the same price too. It's one of the digital ones that also measures torque angle. It was nice to have some piece of mind when putting an engine together. Will Eastwood recalibrate it if need be?
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