View Full Version : Inch/Pound Torque Wrench

March 10, 2001, 04:15 PM
I have been looking around for an inch/pound torque wrench. The only ones I have been able to find were about $150.00. The only cheaper ones I found were the non-adjustable ones for about $75.00.

Does anyone know of a source for an adjustable one that costs less than $150.00? This is not a tool I will be using constantly, so it doesn't need to be top quality.

March 10, 2001, 05:50 PM
Try Harbor Freight. I belive they have inch pound torque wrenches at a reasonable price. http://www.harborfreight.com
John K

Mike Irwin
March 10, 2001, 07:03 PM
Try Sears.

I've had a lot of success with Craftsman.

k in AR
March 10, 2001, 07:40 PM
I just got Master Mechanic 25 to 250 inch-pound wrench for 60 dollars at a local auto parts store.
Put a 2 dollar 3/8 to 1/4 adapter on it and she works great.

Good Guy
March 11, 2001, 05:05 PM
Ditto Mike Irwin. I paid $50 for an adjustable inch-pound torque wrench from Sears several years ago. Works just as well as a $200 wrench from SnapOn.

March 11, 2001, 05:37 PM
Thanks guys, I just ordered one from Harbor Freight for 27 bucks.

March 11, 2001, 06:48 PM
Just a caveat from someone that used to run a Calibration lab. The snap action type adjustable wrenches are great if your primary concern is repeatability. (i.e. getting all bolts/screws to the same torque) If you concern is actual torque measurement with high accuracy, unless you spend a LOT of money getting it calibrated on a regular basis you're better off with a deflecting beam type wrench (preferably a dial indicator type).