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[Canadian Tire] Impact Wrench Torque Sticks 10 piece set. Regular 179.99 on sale for 79.99.

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Jun 18, 2009
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[Canadian Tire] Impact Wrench Torque Sticks 10 piece set. Regular 179.99 on sale for 79.99.

Looks to be a decent price for 1/2" torque sticks. The lowest I've seen comparable torque sticks is at Princess Auto when they go on sale from 79.99 to 44.99. That is a better deal if you don't need the whole 10 piece set.

I realize not all people like to use these, but for myself I'll be using the 65 ft/lb torque stick and tightening the rest of the way with the torque wrench. Makes for faster tire changes if you are using an impact wrench and changing tires on multiple vehicles.

I've done some reading on torque sticks, and had originally ordered some from Amazon, but given that these have a lifetime warranty, I am picking up a set to speed up the winter tire change(s).

FEATURES
MAXIMUM Impact Torque Sticks apply torque to the correct tolerance, preventing over-tightening of lug nuts
1/2" impact torque sticks
Chrome-vanadium steel
Offers a wide range of torque settings from 65-150 ft.lb
Colour-coded and laser-etched for easy identification
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Sep 10, 2018
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I agree I would use it for tire changes but paying $80 to just use one stick is too much.

I get used to how many seconds my impact takes to tighten just under the spec then finish with torque wrench.
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Jun 18, 2009
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Edmonton
I agree. I was going to buy just a single torque wrench from Amazon. And had ordered this set which is currently on sale for 69.99 (5 piece set)

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B015NI2NP8/ref ... FFbDNGH9TG

But figured for the extra ten dollars, I get an in store lifetime warranty, and can use on other vehicles/pieces of equipment.

I get that Canadian Tire is massively marked up equipment, but this seems like a good deal compared to what is currently on sale on Amazon, and compared to Princess Auto past sales.
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Jul 22, 2015
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these are on sale every other week for $80. Princess Auto has a pro point set that goes on sale once in awhile too for same price.
Princess auto also has a lesser set for the average DIYer for about $60.

These are more for Pros that do tires everyday though.
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Jul 5, 2008
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jerschwab wrote: I need 5nm for my bike, but these are on sale so what the hell... 170nm here we go! =P

In all seriousness though, I just bought this for my bike... should cover most needs:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01N0B ... UTF8&psc=1

I have a small tq wrench kit I use on my bike. RFT doesn't work with carbon. :)

These tq sticks are fine if you are changing wheels a lot, a whole lot. I just use my impact driver to run the nuts on and then a proper tq wrench. I have better things to waste my money on than these.
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PA's Pro-point 5-piece kit (including the 65ftlb) goes on sale fairly regularly. I think I got mine for $30.
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Nov 18, 2008
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I do a lot of tire change(friends and family) every year, how well do these work? I’ve never used one.

Normally I would just trigger feel for a second-ish and it’s always slightly below torque spec and I just finish it off with a torque wrench. I’ve done it so many times that I sort of have a feel for my impact wrench.
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Jun 18, 2009
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I've been keeping an eye on them for a bit and the lowest I saw the five piece go in the past was 45. If I had planned ahead a bit better I'd definitely go with that set.
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samguan wrote: I do a lot of tire change(friends and family) every year, how well do these work? I’ve never used one.

Normally I would just trigger feel for a second-ish and it’s always slightly below torque spec and I just finish it off with a torque wrench. I’ve done it so many times that I sort of have a feel for my impact wrench.
I've read mixed reviews on them, but as long as you are familiar with your impact wrench it sounds like they are quite reliable.
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Can someone explain to me how to correctly tighten a bolt on a tire and is the 1/2 inch the size I need?

I know you're not supposed to over tighten, so I need to get this and then get a manual torque wrench?
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jellytime wrote: Can someone explain to me how to correctly tighten a bolt on a tire and is the 1/2 inch the size I need?

I know you're not supposed to over tighten, so I need to get this and then get a manual torque wrench?
These are for an impact wrench or driver... Do you have those?

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